Are you hanging onto the last few glorious moments of summer? I have the perfect summertime snack for you and your kids to enjoy: milk-based berry popsicles! They are refreshing, easy to make and will fuel the last of your summer fun before Fall arrives!
Disclosure: this post is sponsored by Hood® but opinions are my own.
This summer has been HOT here in the Northeast, especially for this pregnant mama and on-the-go twin toddlers. We’ve all been surviving on swimming, rooms with air conditioning and cold drinks and snacks. Popsicles are always a hit at our house and making them is fun, so we gave it a try!
Typically when I think of popsicles I reach for solely fruit based ones – almost like a frozen smoothie. This time I wanted to try something different and used Hood® Whole Milk in the LightBlock® Bottle as a base; with 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients per serving I knew it was a perfect choice for my growing girls. Did you know that Hood uses a LightBlock Bottle to reduce oxidation from light exposure? The LightBlock Bottle protects their milk so it can stay fresh and tastes delicious from beginning to end (your fridge)! I love that I can count on Hood Milk to be premium and high quality, every time!
Now, when I say these popsicles are super easy to make, I mean it! There are only 6 ingredients and very little chance of messing up this recipe. My girls love helping in the kitchen so we all chipped in and made these together. I love these special little learning opportunities where my toddlers can practice following directions, taking turns and being patient (are they done yet mom?!).
How To Make The Popsicles
Before you start, make sure you have some kind of popsicle mold – it doesn’t have to be fancy. We used a silicone mold that is intended for making baby food and it worked perfectly. Also, don’t forget popsicle sticks! It’s awfully hard to eat a popsicle sans stick (I broke one and speak from experience hah!). Next, you’re going to need 1 cup of Hood Whole Milk whisked with 1 cup of plain greek yogurt (whisking is an easy, but fun toddler task). Set this bowl aside for later.
Now for the fun part! Let your kids add the fruit to the popsicle mold; we used fresh whole raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and sliced strawberries. The girls added whatever they wanted to each mold (I tried to encourage a little bit of each fruit but they kind of did their own things). *Side note* have extra fruit because it was one of those one for me, one for the mold scenarios! After all of the berries are in place, pour the dairy mixture into the mold until each is filled to the top. Add a popsicle stick to each one and that’s it – you’re done!
Place the popsicle mold into the freezer (keep on a level surface to keep your sticks straight). Let your popsicles freeze for at least 6 hours (preferably more) and be prepared to answer the question “are they done yet” a hundred times! That’s it – super easy!
Now go and enjoy those last bits of summer sunshine, have an ice cold popsicle and do something FUN!
Milk-Based Berry PopsiclesCourse: Dessert, SnacksDifficulty: Easy
A cold, refreshing and easy summertime snack!
1 Cup Hood Whole Milk
1 Cup Plain Greek yogurt
1/2 Cup Fresh raspberries
1/2 Cup Fresh blackberries
1/2 Cup Fresh blueberries
1/2 Cup Fresh strawberries, sliced
- Whisk milk and yogurt together, set aside
- Add some of each berry to popsicle molds
- Pour dairy mixture over berries covering completely
- Add popsicle sticks to each mold
- Freeze at least 6 hours
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