Cooking and preparing food is a great way to spend quality family time together, plus you have something tasty to show for your efforts. While the waether is still warm, I thought I’d share two of my favorite summery recipes for lollipops you can pop in your freezers so you and your children can give them a try while it’s still hot enough to reap the benefits!
One of the easiest treats to make is a frozen lollipop. All you need is some disposable plastic cups, wooden sticks and a range of different ingredients. If you want fruity lollipops, stock up on fruit juices of your choice and try adding some fresh fruit chunks. There are tons of different techniques and flavors you can try and a favorite with my kids is strawberry and banana set in orange juice. Pop them in the freezer until the liquid starts to set and then insert a wooden stick into each one. Put them back in the freezer and let them set for a good four hours or so. When it comes to the time to take them out, don’t pull on the stick – you don’t want to lose it! Push the bottom of the cup until the lollipop slides out. Simple!
Another fantastic freezer recipe is the fro-yo fun bar. This one is really easy! You’ll need two flavors of yogurt, a can of condensed milk, some dried fruit and a freezer-safe container. Split the condensed milk into two bowls. Then mix one flavor of yogurt into each. Pour one of these bowls into the bottom of the container, sprinkle the dried fruit over the top of it, and then pour on the second flavor. To give it an extra crunch, you could try adding cereal to the dried fruit layer. Freeze this for 8 hours until it’s completely firm, and then slice it into snack-sized bars. See, I told you it was easy!