Kids in the Kitchen: Popsicles

Why cool off during the summer with sugary popsicles when you can make your own with juice, berries, yogurt and other tasty ingredients?

In our latest Kids in the Kitchen class with Nina Lesser-Goldsmith, seven little ones and their parents learned how to do just that – make tasty popsicles!  With Nina’s help, they chose from a variety of fruit, juices and yogurts to make their own creations.  Each child even got to take home their own popsicle-maker full of pops ready to go in the freezer!

If you couldn’t make it to the class, here are a couple tips the families learned:

  • To make the sticks stand up straight up (if you’re using cups and popsicle sticks), place the pops in the freezer for about an hour before inserting the sticks.
  • Pops made with fat content (such as yogurt) will freeze smoother and less icy than straight fruit juice
  • Add whole fruit to the popsicle molds before filling them with liquid for a yummy surprise inside each pop!
  • TASTE the pop mixture before pouring it into the molds