Thursday, July 23, 2009

All Things Frozen Day 3: Frozen Snacks on a Stick


Want to hear my secret weapon for dealing with summer heat? Add ICE!

Today's Activity: Frozen Snacks on a Stick, or in other words--Popsicles

My girls really like to eat frozen things. The Sweet Bee is really hit and miss when it comes to eating (or even trying) most foods, but if it's frozen I can almost guarantee that she will eat it. So we've been experimenting with a few different snacks on a stick.

Our standard favorite is Orange Yogurt Creamsicles.
Here is what you'll need:
Plain vanilla yogurt
Orange juice
Popsicle mold

That's it. I don't use exact measurements. I just start mixing yogurt and juice (I use a glass Pyrex 1 cup measuring cup) until I get the flavor I like. Use a whisk to mix it up. Pour into molds, freeze and enjoy.
We regularly eat this for a bedtime snack (hence the wet hair and lack of clothes--the Sweet Bee just had a bath).
I wrote about last year's Popsicle concoctions here.

Make and Takes recently had this great post: Treats to Keep the Kids Cool for Summer. We made our own watermelon popsicles and they were a winner at our house!

As you can tell, we had fun with a few different shapes.

Next we loaded grapes on a skewer. Amazing! My kids have been picky about grapes lately, but they'll eat them frozen! I think the skewer adds to the excitement.
All this talk of popsicles makes me want to start singing that Popsicle song from the 60's (no, I'm not that old--my parents just made sure I was thoroughly exposed to the music of that decade).

Popsicle ba-ma-ma-ma-ma ba-ma-ma-ma-ma
Popsicle ba-ma-ma-ma-ma
If you want to keep cool it does the trick
And it comes on a stick
Uh-huh-huh uh-huh-huh
Jan and Dean, Popsicle, 1966

4 comments on "All Things Frozen Day 3: Frozen Snacks on a Stick"

Karyn on July 24, 2009 at 9:49 AM said...

I have loved all your frozen things. Great ideas for the HOT summer. About the bread- just leave it out & I am sure it'll be just fine- or add oats instead if you have them.

Tiffany on July 28, 2009 at 3:48 PM said...

You really have a fun collection of all things frozen! The frozen treats look yummy!

Lori on August 5, 2009 at 3:17 PM said...

Could you tell me where you got your popcicle molds?

Nurture Mama on August 5, 2009 at 7:44 PM said...

Lori-I bought my molds from Bed, Bath and Beyond for $2 or $3.

 

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