Making our own frozen treats is not only fun, but a great way to save money. Making homemade popsicles is an easy process that allows for assistance from little helpers. This is a really good thing, since time in the kitchen working together can be such a great bonding experience, and my girls love being Momma’s helpers.
Homemade Popsicles: Smoothie Pops
You will need:
2 cups diced up frozen fruit
3/4 cup white grape juice
1/4 cup vanilla yogurt (I am using homemade yogurt here, but store-bought works just as well too.)
molds for your popsicles (I found those at IKEA, but you could go to most any Wal-Mart or Target to get some.)
Put your yogurt in the blender, followed by the fruit and a 1/4 cup of the fruit juice. Start blending the mixture together. You will want to continue to add the juice a 1/4 cup at a time, until fully blended together.
Use a small spoon to scoop the smoothie into the molds. You will want the molds almost full. Leave just a little bit of room at the top for the smoothie to expand as it freezes. Set in freezer for 2-3 hours or until completely frozen.
When you are ready to enjoy one, just run the mold under hot tap water to loosen your treat.
Enjoy your homemade popsicles.
On a quick side note, they got the name smoothie pops because that is what my three-year old calls them.