Making Homemade Popsicles

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Summers in Alabama mean lots of scorching hot days.  In turn, super hot days mean the kiddos start asking for popsicles. Of course, it doesn’t help that they are everywhere in stores right now.

So, a couple of weeks ago, while I was at the grocery store, I was about to give in to their request, until I looked at the ingredients on the packagehigh fructose corn syrupartificial colors….etc

Even the ones that said they were made with real fruit had ingredients we are trying to avoid as much as possible. That being the case, my husband suggested we just make our own. Duh!! Why didn’t I think of that?!?

Well, it took some effort to actually find the little popsicle maker things (I don’t know what you call them.) 🙂 I looked at a few different stores and finally found them at a discount store near my house.

Now, my first thought was what liquid to use to make them. Kool-aid?? Don’t think so. If I was going to do that, I might as well just buy the ones at the store, pop them in the freezer and be done with it.

I tried homemade lemonade, but the kids didn’t really care for it frozen. Then my very smart hubby had another great idea. Make them with orange juice. Perfect!

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Organic OJ popsicles mean happy kids because they get yummy popsicles, and a happy mom because the kids are getting a healthy treat.

As a bonus, the kids got a kick out of making the popsicles at home instead of just buying them. OJ popsicles definitely work for us!

What kind of treats do you enjoy to keep cool on hot summer days? Do you make homemade popsicles? If so, what do you make them out of?

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Posted on July 13th, 2010 in Kids and Family | 11 Comments

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