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I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids cool and hydrated in the summertime. Homemade popsicles have been our go-to lately. They are naturally sweet & hydrating, without all the added sugar store bought popsicles have. Homemade popsicles are super quick & easy to make and you can get really creative with the recipes.
Things You’ll Need
- Popsicle Molds or Bags
- Water or Juice
- Fresh or Frozen Fruit
- Liquid IV or Electrolyte Mix *optional
How To Make Your Own Popsicles
Start by gathering your favorite blender. I like my nutribullet because it’s great for making smoothies and milkshakes and small enough to store in the RV easily.
Next add your favorite fresh or frozen fruit combos. Keep scrolling for our favorite popsicle recipes. Fresh fruit tends to be sweeter and has a higher water content for added hydration. If you use frozen fruit, you’ll want to add more water before blending.
After you’ve added your fruit, add a liquid of your choice. My go-to for summer is water or body armor, because it helps to keep my kids hydrated. You can also use milk for a creamier treat.
Before blending, I add a secret ingredient, Liquid IV. I add this to my smoothies and popsicles when using a water base to boost hydration. We live in Florida and the sun is INTENSE. I do whatever I can do make sure my kids are drinking and staying hydrated. The added electrolytes are great for outdoor adventures.
Our Favorite Popsicle Recipes
Favorite Popsicle Molds
I am a huge fan of these popsicle molds I found at target. They are also on amazon (click the picture for the link). As the popsicles melt, the juice falls into the bowl like bottom and they can drink it with the straw! No more sticky hand mess AND they are getting all that nutritious goodness!
more summer fun ideas
For other great summer ideas to do with your kids, check out these blog posts.
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