Thursday, July 29, 2010

Homemade Popsicles

Thanks for all the sweet heartfelt comments on my behalf, ladies! Each and every one of them made my day and I so appreciate your friendships. Seriously, I am fine. I think I was just having a rough week adjusting to some changes, and I got a bit dramatic. Yes, change can be hard....but change can also be a good thing. No worries here. I'm taking it all in stride and getting back into the swing of things, trying to enjoy the last two weeks of summer vacation with my kids.




I found these cute popsicle molds at Micheals recently for $1 and thought they'd make for a fun afternoon activity and treat. I love that they have a built in straw for all the melted popsicle juice that otherwise would end up on the floor!





We used our favorite crystal light drink to fill the molds.
{p.s......this 4 quart pitcher is the bomb diggity of all pitchers. Before I ordered this one from Pampered Chef, we were going through at least 2 pitchers a day. This one holds more than twice as much and it has a plunger built into the lid for mixing.}
LOVE IT!





We froze ours overnight, but I think a few hours would suffice. I should definitely win mother of the year for letting my kids eat them for breakfast, right? Hey, it's summertime...we're milking it for all it's worth. They were yummy and tart and oh so good! And less calories and sugar than Lucky Charms, too. Like I said.....definitely mother of the year contender here.





Oh, and one more thing. The straw thing is really cool, but the juice ended up on the floor anyway. That's pretty much what you get with toddlers and popsicles...expect it. But it was totally worth the mess to see these little cuties enjoy their very own homemade popsicles that they actually helped make. I think next time we'll be a bit more adventurous and make something with fresh fruit. Mmmmmmmm.....my mouth is watering just thinking about it. The possibilities are endless. Peaches and strawberries and watermelon, oh my!



18 comments:

pk @ Room Remix said...

aaaawww - they're so cute! And the popsicles look good too. :-)

Nichole said...

we LOVE making popsicles all summer...last one was a watermelon lemonade...SOOOOOO good! I just made lemonade and the blended up watermelon added it to the lemonade and I let it sit in the fridge for a couple hours to really mix flavors then strained it out (only because my oldest is super opposed to chunky anything ;) was awesome to drink & popsicles were fantastic!!!! Have fun!!! Nichole @ barillafab4.blogspot.com

Michelle said...

Glad to know you are doing all right :-) I remember my mom having the Tupperware popsicle molds when we were kids! Enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation!

Have a wonderful day!
~Michelle :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Do you know we haven't made any popsicles yet this summer? If you're going for best mom, I'm going for worst. ;) I think I need that PC pitcher...too cool!

Parker said...

My favorite recipe...
1 (3 oz.) pkg. fruit flavored gelatin
1 sm. pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid
1 c. sugar (could substitute I guess)
2 c. cold water
2 c. boiling water

Mix gelatin, Kool-Aid and sugar. Add boiling water and stir until sugar dissolves. Add cold water and stir. Freeze in popsicle molds.
[Hint, Hint...Adding the gelatin makes the popsicle the soft ice consistency.] Yum!

Kristina P. said...

I used to love these! Haven't made them in a long time.

Richella said...

I think you should get a Mom award! No kidding!!

Rhiannon said...

good to hear youre doing good! Remember every day is a gift whatever it may bring!

Andrea said...

We love making popsicles out of out left over smoothies. I use what we don't drink for breakfast and pour them in to the molds. Then we have popsicles for breakfast the next morning.

I love my pitcher too. PC is the best.

PS I am glad you didn't shut down your blog.

Mine for the Making said...

Homemade popsicles are the best! you are right...the possibilities are endless. We love to play in the sprinklers and then relax with a yummy popsicle :)


Glad you are doing well!!

Kara @ mineforthemaking.com

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Aaaw, we make, freeze and enJOY bunches of these too! xx

Porch Days said...

Cute kids licking popsicles! Neat-o holders. I want some!

kristen said...

Every time I try to make popsicles I fail miserably! Can you post your recipe?

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http://kristensjunkdrawer.blogspot.com/2010/07/tips-for-cricut-owners.html

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How funny - I must have picked them up and put them down about 3 times last week. I was afraid they would leak - !!

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Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

I am glad you are dong better :) I have freaks outs all the time for much smaller things.

I have been meaning to make homemade popsicles all summer. Such fun! Have a great Sunday my friend!

XOX
Jen

建茂恒霖 said...

More haste, less speed..................................................................

Amy said...

I always make mine half plain yogurt, and half juice concentrate, orange is my favourite!

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