It’s summertime, which means it’s time for those icy cold treats to cool you down on a hot day! Here are some fun, easy recipes you can make with the kiddos at home to help everyone beat the heat!
Berry Frozen Fruit Pops
From Cool Sweets & Treats to Eat: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook by Lisa Wagner
1 ½ cups raspberry yogurt
2 Tbs. raspberry syrup
1 cup fresh raspberries
Mix the yogurt and syrup together until they are blended. Gently fold in the raspberries.
Distribute the mixture evenly into paper 4-5 ounce wax paper cups. Put a wooden craft stick in the middle of each cup.
Place the cups in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours.
Tear the paper cup away from the frozen pop and enjoy!
Banana Caramel Smoothie
From You Can Cook: A Step-by-Step Cookbook for Kids by Annabel Karmel
2 ½ Tbs. caramel sauce
½ cup milk
1 large banana
¼ cup Greek yogurt
Put 1 teaspoon of the caramel into a small bowl and mix with 1 teaspoon of the milk. Set aside while you make the smoothie.
Put the remaining caramel, banana, and yogurt in a blender and whizz it all together (make sure a grown up helps with this part!) Add the rest of the milk and whizz again. Drizzle over the thinned caramel before serving.
Melon Fruit Bowl
From Kids’ Fun & Healthy Cookbook by Nicola Graimes
½ large cantaloupe melon
1-1 ½ cups fruit such as apricots, grapes (halved), plums, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, slices of nectarine, peach, orange, apple or kiwi
4 Tbs. fresh orange juice
Scoop the seeds out of the center of the melon and throw them away. Slice a sliver off the base of the melon so it stands up and place it on a serving plate (make sure a grown up helps with this part!)
Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out most of the melon flesh. Leave an even ½ inch border in your hollowed out bowl shape.
Prepare the rest of the fruit by washing, peeling, slicing, or de-seeding as appropriate (make sure a grown up helps with this part!) Mix the orange juice and melon balls in a large bowl.
Fill the melon bowl with the fruit salad and then pour over any juice. Serve immediately for the freshest taste and maximum amount of vitamins.