July 23, 2010
Perfect Popsicles made by your little ones. Here is the low-down from Chef Megan.
The summer weather in the hills continues to be gorgeous. What could be better than eating popsicles and running through the sprinkler?
Making them yourself, of course!
While driving to Granny’s house, Kate and Will gave me the breakdown of how this adventure would pan out. We would gather our ingredients while at Granny’s and the next day our fun would begin.
Kate and Will assembled the four simple ingredients while I got the food processor ready.
After washing the fruit the kids threw it in the bowl of the processor then added the juice.
Once smooth, I folded in the yogurt, and voila, we had our popsicle smoothie mix that would not only be refreshing and satisfying – but healthy as well.
While the initial process is quick – just blending together a few ingredients – the freezing time seems endless. I decided to do ours after supper, this way the kids would wake up to frozen treats and we would not have to listen to ‘are they done yet?’ every 10 minutes. Of course they didn’t get to feast on their popsicles at 7 a.m. though! That would have to wait for me to get home from work that afternoon. We ran inside as soon as we pulled in the driveway and made a beeline for the freezer. It took a bit of work to loosen the popsicle from the mould (Kate still doesn’t know that I broke the first one I pulled out) but once out we enjoyed these handmade treats. They were smooth and creamy and certainly helped cool us down.
Berry Fun Popsicle
1 cup strawberries – washed and hulled
1 cup blueberries – washed
¼ cup juice – we used orange
1 cup plain yogurt (lowfat)
Puree the berries and juice, mix in yogurt, pour into holders and wait for them to freeze.
Seven-year-old Kate’s guide to the perfect popsicle:
- Get some juice – your favourite
- Mix up the good stuff in the blender
- Pour everything in the ice cube trays
- Cover with plastic wrap and stick in toothpicks
- Throw in the freezer