People! It’s almost summer! That time of the year when warm summer rays shine upon your skin and children
drive you crazy all summer long run and play happily in the backyard. No but really, I LOVE summer.
Do you remember these?
If you on summers past, you may have memories of perusing the frozen section of the grocery store and throwing all kinds of frozen treats into your cart.
Well my friends, that was last summer. This summer, things are different. You are going to make homemade popsicles this year! Why? Because they are super easy to make, they give your children something to do, and they are friendlier on the wallet. SCORE!
As if Amazon wasn’t already the bomb-diggity, they are now out-of-this-world awesome because they sell rocket pop molds, and not only are they adorable, but they are one of the highest-rated popsicle molds on their whole site. Even if you don’t want to go through the trouble of separating colors and making your popsicles look just like the original Rocket Pops, you should still buy these molds because they are durable, and they allow you to freeze all the popsicles at once, and then separate them. This is awesome for 2 reasons: you can shove individual popsicles into random free pockets of space rather than having them take up a whole shelf on your freezer, AND when the littles beg you for the goodness you don’t have to thaw all of them at once. Just one. 🙂
Now don’t feel like you HAVE to have these molds to be super awesome. You could just use plastic cups and popsicle sticks and I’m sure your kids will love you just the same.
How to Make Rocket Pops From Home
- 1 Cup Red Kool-aid or Gatorade
- 2 Cups Blue Kool-aid or Gatorade
- 1 Cup Vanilla Yogurt mixed with 1 Cup Whipped Cream
Pour your blue liquid into the top of the popsicle mold and put into the freezer for an hour, or until it starts to set up, but before it gets hard. Then add your White and repeat, followed by blue!
Unless you can find a perfectly blue 100% natural juice, the blue part of your popsicle is going to be a blue-ish purple. But I don’t know one kid that will care. Unless of course you pick a juice that tastes gross, then they will care.
Here are some ideas for your different colors: blueberry puree, strawberry/raspberry puree, and vanilla greek yogurt mixed with 2 tablespoons half and half or whole milk. You can add sugar to the purees to make them sweeter. You can also just get the NAKED brand smoothies and just use those! The flavors Blue Machine and Red Machine will probably work great (again, the blue will be slightly purplish).