Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Healthy Dessert. Kid Approved

A new blog to me, 100 Days of Real Food, mentioned these Silicone Ice Pop Makers and I was intrigued. I'm always on the hunt for easy, cheap, and HEALTHY 'treat' options. I ordered a set and got to work making my first batch of ice pops for the kids. I used our homemade applesauce that we make from the tree in our park so other than the canning equipment the ingredients are FREE.

I scooped the applesauce into the containers and wedged them in between the wires in our freezer. They were ready by dinner time. Julia thought they were great, but Sam said they tasted like the applesauce that he doesn't like. Honesty. Gotta love that kid. It's true - he's never been a fan of the applesauce I make (no sugar added).

I'm on the hunt for a good recipe to make frozen yogurt pops and then I think Sam will be hooked. I'll probably have to purchase another set so I can always have treats on hand. The bonus to these great containers is that they can be put in a cooler and used to make homemade 'go-gurt'. We were still using up the applesauce pops though so I simply added one to her lunch box yesterday and it thawed to just the right consistency by lunch time.  All she had to do is squeeze from the bottom and up popped her yummy treat!

Do you make homemade Popsicles?  I'd love to hear about your favorite recipe!

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