After three days of rain it is HOT and sunny here today!
T came up with the perfect after-church treat: popsicles!
I am somewhat ashamed to say that this was our children's first encounter with popsicles.
G-Bear: "What are popsicles, mommy?"
Me: "Well, they are sort of like lollypops but frozen like ice cream."
G-Bear: "ICE cream?"
E-Bear: "EYE ceeeem!"
Me (concerned I might be building up false expectations): "Well, sort of like ice cream, but they are different."
E-Bear: "EYE ceeeeem!"
T: "B, you had better stop saying that word."
Anyway, they were a huge hit.
Such a hit that I am thinking this would be a fun treat to repeat more often in our house. But, how about homemade? A store-bought popsicle here and there is not going to kill anyone. But, even more fun and healthy to make them ourselves, with fresh ingredients & *sigh* organic fruit while avoiding the *GASP* high fructose corn syrup and *TISK* genetically modified ingredients. Right? [This is the point at which T says to me, "don't make us sound like food nuts, B."] Ok, just more fun and healthier. I will leave it at that.
There are gazillions of homemade popsicle recipes to discover. Here are two great postings with a total of 82 different recipe ideas, something for everyone!
Grab your blender, a few sticks & paper cups and have these ready for your next front-step snack time! Or, if you want super cute and feel splurgy, consider these cute silicon molds from OKRA (you can buy them on Amazon):
....and your popsicles will look like this:
(super cute idea from Take Back Your Table)
Do good this summer, and have fun too.