September 2, 2014

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Homemade treats to you cool off during the hot summer Print E-mail

A Basic "Pop-sicle" Recipe


3 ounce package gelatin (Jell-O or store brand), any flavor
1 packet unsweetened, flavored drink mix (Kool-Aid)
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup boiling water


Combine all in a two quart plastic pitcher. Stir until all is dissolved. Add enough cold water to make two quarts. Pour into small paper drinking cups and freeze until it starts thickening then insert a Pop-sicle stick and continue to freeze until hardened.
Watermelon pops


4 cups watermelon, seeds removed, cubed
Paper cups
Popsicle sticks (available at craft stores)


Place the watermelon in blender and puree. Pour into the paper cups, insert sticks and freeze until hardened. (You can use small Dixie cups or paper cups that are a little larger.)

Strawberry pops


2 cups fresh, or frozen strawberries
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 cup granulated sugar


Puree the fruit in a blender. Pour into paper cups and freeze. Insert sticks when partially frozen and continue to freeze until they harden (overnight is good).

These pop-sicle recipes will help you make a frugal treat that the kids will love. Whether they're toddlers or teenagers!