Hello Sunshine! It sure has been getting warm around here, and you know what that that means… It’s time to break out the frosty cool treats! Hooray! If your family is anything like ours, you probably consume massive amounts of delicious frozen, icy treats (like popsicles or ice pops)- especially during the hotter months. Not only are they refreshing and cool, ice pops are a great way to stay hydrated as well.
I recently discovered Trader Joes Organic Strawberry Lemonade, have you tried it!? If not, go grab a bottle! It is refreshing and sweet (but not too sugary), yet not too tart like some lemonades can be. So, while I was sitting outside watching the kiddo play and enjoying a cool glass, I had an Ah-HA! moment…
Try it frozen!
Yep, I will definitely have this on hand ALL summer long! It’s AWESOME as an ice pop! The bonus for me is that it’s only 28g of sugar per 8oz serving, and since each of our ice pop moulds (from Ikea) are about 2oz each, that means each pop only has about 7g of sugar! Mom for the win!
Plus, these are so easy to make, you feel like you are cheating!
Simple Organic Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Here is a great, simple DIY frozen “cheat” for you and your kiddos to enjoy on those warmer days!
What you need:
- Ice Pop/Popsicle mould with handles/sticks
- Trader Joes Organic Strawberry Lemonade
Pour Trader Joes Organic Strawberry Lemonade into your Ice Pop/Popsicle mould, put handle cover or stick into top, and pop in the freezer until they are fully frozen.
We usually wait until the next day (about 24 hours) to dig into these tasty treats, but if you can’t wait that long I think about 6 hours should freeze these delectable goodies pretty well.
This awesome frozen “cheat” not only tastes wonderful, it’s a fun way to introduce the kids into the kitchen. Teaching them how to “prep” or “make” something that they can eat is an essential tool for healthy eating habits! It’s something simple that you can do together, with minimal mess and clean up. My little guy was SO proud of himself when he got to enjoy the benefits of all of his hard “work”! Yum!
What are your favorite tasty “cheats”? Do you have recipes that your little ones enjoy helping with? Let’s share!
Until next time…
*Disclaimer: this blog is in no way affiliated with the aforementioned products used in this blog. They are just products that I have found, tried, loved and wanted to share our experiences and thoughts with you about!*
**Please Note: We used 2 different ice pop moulds to make our delicious ice pops, so in the last 2 pictures the handles are different from the first 2 pictures. The first two are from Ikea, and the second two are from the Dollar Store (I think).**