It’s the end of July and around here, most of us are hot and sticky! Yet Hawaii doesn’t get as hot as a lot of parts of the world this time of the year, so I’m sure some of you are really cooking!! (Comment and tell me your weather at the bottom, ok!?)
With that in mind I wanted to update an old post sharing my simple approach to making fruit-packed popsicles and yogurt-cicles with you! I hope this inspires you to get creative and stay cool with your kids this summer!
(BTW: This post was originally shared exactly SEVEN years ago, so though I thought about updating the photos, I decided it was way more fun to just leave them…(sorry kids!))
Nothing says SUMMER like ice-cold popsicles…
I confess: every summer, Dave and I get homesick for the fresh local berries and stone fruit we grew up with in the Pacific Northwest. (fresh peaches…I’m dreaming of you!) We get what we can from Costco, but it’s just not the same…
But we do enjoy every piece of tropical fruit we can get our hands on. And Dave has harvested plenty of it lately: Manoges, papaya, and apple-bananas.
I have been in the mood to freeze up some fruity goodness, so here’s what I do to make homemade treats.
All you need is fresh fruit, some good yogurt and/or juice, and plastic cups + craft sticks. (or popsicle molds if you’re fancy!)
Llikoi is one of our favorite tropical fruits. Have you tried lilikoi?
You spoon out those gooey little seeds and it is sweet and tart and slimy in the most delicious way. I promise you’d love it.
Then I take some good yogurt, and mixed it up with al of the fruit.
I scoop it into the cups. And add craft sticks.
For a second batch, we simply mixed a natural grape juice with all of the same fruits.
And after making everyone wait many long, excruciating hours…
The popsicles and yogurt pops were ready.
And sure enough, it was all thumbs up.
We’ve been making these a lot this summer, and maybe you want to try some of your own using whatever fruit you have handy! (Also comment and tell me about the local summer fruits where you live!)
I’m pretty sure these will make any hot, summer day, a bit easier to bear.