The sun is out and summer is here. With kids at home, one of our favourite activities to tick off our summer bucket list is making our own popsicles. Kids love cooking, especially easy recipes that taste ever so yummy. These delicious popsicles are made with 100% fruit and by spending a little time layering and freezing you can create bright rainbow ice lollies that are healthy too. So grab an apron get the kids in the kitchen, raid the fruit bowl, and get cooking.
Scroll down and find out how you can get this summer treat in an easy to follow printable recipe card and booklet for kids and you to use at home!
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Easy Popsicles to Make with Kids
Popsicles can be complicated or easy and when we are cooking with kids especially young children the easier they are to make the better. Although taking a little time these couldn't be any easier, just 3 ingredients and you are on your way.
Growing up my mum always had a set of ice lollies in the freezer over the summer. I think she must have picked the mould up at a Tupperware party. I inherited that mould and have used it with my kids and over the summer you'll find it set up in the bottom drawer of our freezer filled with simple lollies and popsicles that they can have to cool down.
Unfortunately this year after over 40 summers of use they started to deteriorate so I've just got a new set (this one) that stands up easy in the freezer and if the kids knock it doesn't end up falling apart. Whilst buying that one I also treated us to some reusable silicone popsicle molds like Callipso type ones perfect for filling with fruit juices for an even easier summer treat the kids can make themselves.
Making Kiwi Rainbow Ice Pops with kids
WARNING - this did get messy!
Peeling and chopping the kiwi. As the kiwi is soft we find it really easy to chop with our normal kitchen knife if you want it can be a good idea to do the peeling ahead of time to help younger children with the recipe.
We use a non-slip mat below the chopping board or bowls when we cook with the kids - this prevents it slipping all over the place and for little ones that have yet to get to grips with using both hands provides that extra hand to use.
The actual cooking time for this recipe is really small, it was waiting for the layers to freeze that took the longest. But putting the layers in and freezing and then removing is worth it. It looks so good when you remove from the mold that the kids just want to eat the rainbow.
Printable Rainbow Ice POp Recipe Card
When we started cooking with the kids, we found that recipe books were great for us to use but favourite recipes were quickly covered in ingredients. So we decided that here on Rainy Day Mum we'd help you solve that problem and we're creating printable recipe cards and booklets for you and your kids to use with our favourite recipes to cook with kids.
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Kiwi Rainbow Ice Pops
- Ice Lolly Mold and Sticks if needed
- 2 Kiwi's
- 100 g Raspberries
- 500 ml Orange and Mango Juice
- Peel the kiwi
- Using a potato masher mash them to a pulp
- Fill up in an ice pop mold to one third full with the pulp and add a ice pop stick
- Place in freezer
- Smash the raspberries to a pulp
- When the kiwi is frozen add the raspberries to around ⅔ full
- Return to the freezer
- With the raspberries frozen top up the molds with the orange and mango juice and freeze.
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