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It seems like you can never have enough activities once Summer rolls around. Now that school is out we have a lot more time to fill, so I’ve been really trying to think of new ways to spend quality time as a family. Family fun is really the best kind of fun anyway, right? My kids are at the age now where they are really getting into games and cooperative play, so that means that the sky is the limit when it comes to getting creative with our activities. They also LOVE helping in the kitchen, and I’ve got the perfect new recipe to keep kids cooled off all season long!
Summer and popsicles just go together, don’t they? Popsicles are pretty much the most perfect hot weather snacks, and my kids LOVE them! Since we usually spend our days outside and by the pool, it’s great to have something to cool down with that we can make together. We have a strawberry plant in our yard that’s in bloom right now, so we can add homegrown element to our treats as well! The kids love helping make them, and I love trying new flavors and combinations, so it really is a great family activity to do together. Earlier this week we made a batch, and they were SO perfect that I need to share. So, behold: the Berry Yummy Tie Dye Popsicle.
This recipe is ridiculously easy. It has just a few steps, and there is virtually no way to mess them up. I made enough for six large pops in a jumbo mold or 8 in a regular mold. Here is what you need:
- 1.5 cups fresh strawberries
- 1 cup fresh blueberries or raspberries
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt (or any other flavor you like!)
- popsicle mold
- blender or food processor
- The first thing you do is pulse your strawberries and blueberries separately until they are a thick, smooth liquid (kinda like a smoothie) and then pour them in small bendable plastic cups. Put your yogurt in one of those cups as well.
- Now, pour a little of each in your popsicle molds one after the other. It doesn’t have to be neat at all – the point is to get the colors separated.
- Once you’ve filled your pops all the way to the top, take a chopstick, kabob skewer, or even a thin knife and push it into your popsicle mold all the way to the bottom a few times at different spots. This breaks the placement of the colors up and gives it a “tie dye” look.
- After that pop them in the freezer for a few hours and they are ready to enjoy! You can also go for a layered look or switch up your fruit if you like, as long as you keep the same basic principle of yogurt + fruit.
How incredibly easy was that? After we made these we headed outside to enjoy them, and they really helped cool the kids down in the hot sun! These are perfect for a day outdoors, and even though they are messy (especially when my kids make them) they are totally worth it!
Speaking of messy, I feel like summer time in general is our messiest time of year. Between all the outdoor play, the mud, the sweat, the layer of dirt that seems to be on everything that comes indoors, the sticky popsicle messes, and more, I find myself doing a whole lot of laundry these days. We all know that stains are unavoidable, but I do my best to power through them thanks to Tide Pureclean™. I love that it stays within my “green” standards.
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