These are no ordinary popsicle… these are popsicles for adventurous kids.
What kind of food comes to mind first when you think about cooling down from the summertime heat?
For my family, it’s a no-brainer–popsicles and ice cream. But how do you enjoy these sweet summertime treats without consuming the sugar and “junk” that so many of these treats often contain? The answer is simple…make them yourself.
Like I have been with many other “homemade” recipes, I was under the false impression that making homemade popsicles or ice cream would be a difficult and/or time consuming task. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
In anticipation of summer, I purchased some popsicle molds and started experimenting with recipes. I truly couldn’t believe how quick and easy homemade popsicles were to make, and how few ingredients it required. Not only that, my kids thought I was nothing short of a magician. And better yet, I am confident I could sneak just about any ingredient in their popsicles and they wouldn’t even notice, just because it was being presented to them in popsicle form.
The Frozen Trail Mix Froyo Pops Recipe, for example, is packed with protein-rich Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, nuts and granola. These are probably ingredients that many picky eaters wouldn’t consume if they were served individually, but once all of these ingredients are mixed together and frozen, it becomes a sweet, creamy, decadent treat that even the pickiest of eaters is sure to enjoy.
Now that I know just how truly easy it is to make homemade frozen treats, my freezer has been stocked full all summer long. It’s the perfect treat to have on hand to offer your kids after being outside playing in the heat.
Experiment with different fruits and add-in’s. The ingredient combinations and flavors are endless. Involve the kids too! If they are like my kids, they will love to help you think of combinations to try.
For more healthy summertime snack ideas read this MOMables post.
Trail Mix Froyo Pops
- 2 cups Greek yogurt, I use 1 cup plain, 1 cup vanilla
- 1 ½ cups chopped fruit, I used strawberries & bananas
- ½ cup chopped nuts, I used almonds
- ¾ cup granola
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and put in freezer.
- Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.