Summer is almost here, and if your kids are like most (especially mine!), they’re looking forward to hot days, no school and delicious frozen treats.
There are many flavors and brands of ice cream and ice pops out there but, unfortunately, most aren’t so good for you, since many include corn syrup or sugar as the main ingredient.
Homemade ice pops are wonderful because they can be made as healthy as you like and made as easily as you wish—even if it’s just by pouring tasty, vitamin-packed juice into an ice cube tray and adding a toothpick when it’s almost frozen.
Or, you can get creative. These five homemade ice pop ideas are so colorful (even tropical!), your kid will love them. Plus, they include real fruit and fruit juice, they don't take more than 10-15 minutes to prepare and you can freeze them overnight.
And the price is right. All you need is one mold to get you through the whole summer. If you have a couple of ingredients on hand (like soy milk, bananas, strawberries and frozen yogurt), one of our options will get you 100 pops at only $0.15 per pop!
Of course, if you're pressed for time, our partner LearnVest has also found the healthiest store-bought options on the market.