Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday's Kid-Tested Recipe: Frozen Fresh Fruit Popsicles!

I hate sneaking food into my children's diets, so I thought I would share some of the recipes that I make with my kids (ages 3 & 2)! When kids help cook, they rarely avoid the food because they helped to make it! I'll try to note steps that even the youngest children can help with in the kitchen! Eventhough my recipes are kid-tested, they are definitely suitable for adults too! This is definitely a recipe for you, even if you don't have kids!

Frozen Fresh Fruit Popsicles!

What kid doesn't love Popsicles? This is a great summer treat and it's really easy to make!
What you'll need!
Kool-Aid (Punch or Lemonade works well)
Fresh strawberries or other sweet berries (can use frozen, just thaw before use)

How to make them!
Prepare Kool-Aid (you can use sugar-sweetened or sugar-free, although the sugar-sweetened last longer in the freezer and freezes more uniformly)!
Puree the berries in a blender (after washing them and removing any stems)!

Mix the Kool-Aid and berries together and stir well!
Take small paper cups (Dixie cups work well) and fill each cup about 3/4 full with the mixture! Insert one Popsicle stick in the cup and place in the freezer!

Hint:  If you don't think they will be consumed within a week, you may want to bag them in zipper bags once they have frozen to avoid freezer burn! I didn't put specific measurements, because you can make a large or small batch of Popsicles.

For 6 Popsicles, you can assume 1/3C Kool-Aid to 4 Med-Large Strawberries! In addition, if you like your berries chunkier, just don't puree as long!

Another great variety to this recipe is to use pureed watermelon - no juice needed! These are yummy!

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1 comments:

Tamona Friday, June 25, 2010 at 2:50:00 PM CDT  

Woohoo!!!! I love this idea. I would like to add the omelets in a bag. Have you done those? Its really easy. Start a pot of water to boil. Meanwhile, scramble some eggs in a bowl and toss in some cooked sausage, ham, bacon, veggies, cheese, or whatever you like. Pour the egg and other stuff into a small ziploc bag and close the bag. Put the bag in the boiling water and leave it for about 10-15 minutes until the omelet is done. My kids love to make these. Take them out pour them onto a plate and dress them up with salsa or whatever you like.

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