With summer upon us, most parents are looking for fun ways to cool off with their children as well as keep them busy with engaging activities. One way to accomplish both goals is to get in the kitchen for a fun snack activity, or “snacktivity,” such as making Fruity Greek Yogurt Popsicles together.
I’ve never met a child who dislikes popsicles – my own children love them! They are the perfect treat on a hot summer afternoon. Yet store-bought popsicles are often laden with sugar; therefore, they are not something I want my children to eat every day. By making my own, I can better control the ingredients, ensuring the end result is nutritious as well as tasty.
Making popsicles at home is easy! All you need to get started is fresh or frozen fruit and a base, such as Greek yogurt. (For non-dairy popsicles use 100 percent fruit juice.) I prefer to use Greek yogurt as my base because it contains more protein than regular yogurt, plus it’s a great source of calcium, vitamin D and probiotics (i.e., good bacteria for our tummies). My children love to help create their own fun flavors from a variety of fruit.
You’ll also need a container for freezing your popsicles. Popsicle molds are nice to have, but if you don’t own a set, use small paper cups instead. Remember to place wooden popsicle sticks or plastic spoons in the cups before freezing your mixture.
Watch the below video for a step-by-step guide to making Fruity Greek Yogurt Popsicles, filmed with the help of a few enthusiastic Primrose children! And be sure to check out the Primrose Healthy Snacks & Meals album on Pinterest for other fun snacktivity ideas.