Blue-Strawberry Popsicle – Cooking with Kids Recipe

Blue-Strawberry Popsicles - By Little Spoons and Spice

The kick off to summer has been brutally hot this year. When the kids come in from playing, their cheeks are rosy red and sweaty.  A great snack to cool them down is an ice cold popsicle!

Most store-bought popsicles are loaded with added sweeteners and often don’t contain real fruit.  So why not just make some ourselves?! Then we know what’s in ’em, which is super important for most parents.  Kids love them because they get to help create flavors just how they like it.  Plus there are some pretty cool popsicle molds available like the ones we bought.

Speaking of which, our new ones arrived just the other day (see pics below).  They are quite entertaining, you can’t tell in the picture, but the popsicle stick is a fun animal shape.  Such great incentive for finishing a popsicle.  🙂

The recipe below is just one way to make popsicles, but have fun with it.  Swap out and add your favorite fruits.  We’ve even added their crushed up vitamins and extra Omega’s.  It’s important that kids are fueling, hydrating, and replenishing their bodies, especially on hot summer days.

OK, let’s start mixing.  Here’s a list of supplies you’ll need:

  • Measuring cups
  • Popsicle molds
  • Blender
  • Spoon or spatula

AGE APPROPRIATE COOKING TASKS

Every child’s ability varies depending on maturity or cognitive and physical development.  Parents need to use their own discretion when assigning tasks.  These are general guidelines for the Strawberry Blueberry Popsicles.

Younger than 3 years old

  • Name and count ingredients with child

3 – 5 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Measure ingredients with guidance
  • Pour ingredients into blender (blender should not be on the base for safety measures)
  • Push the button on blender, while supervision is present
  • Add covers to popsicle molds

6 – 7 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

8 – 9 years old

  • All of the younger tasks
  • Pour yogurt mixture into molds
  • Attach cover – being careful if blade is attached
  • Set popsicle molds in freezer (being careful because no one likes a spilled anything in their freezer)

10 – 12 years old

  • All of the younger tasks

FRIENDLY REMINDERS:

  • Wash everyone’s hands!
  • Clean all work surfaces before starting.
  • It is okay for your kitchen to get a little messy.
  • Keep in mind that your child is learning, so patience is key!

Blue-Strawberry Popsicles - By Little Spoons and Spice

Blue-Strawberry Popsicles - By Little Spoons and Spice
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Blue-Strawberry Popsicle

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 12 - 1/2 cup popsicles
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Stacey Weichelt, RDN, CD

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup blueberries fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup milk or plain yogurt see homemade yogurt recipe

Instructions

  • Add strawberries and blueberries to blender. Top off with the milk or yogurt. (I use homemade yogurt, but milk works just as good).
  • Blend mixture until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3-4 hours.

Notes

Tip: To remove popsicle from mold, run under warm water for 10 seconds to loosen from mold.

 

Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I love those popsicle molds! Where did you get them? I need a little size like that for my toddlers.

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