Posted: Apr 22, 2012 2:14 PM
 
Help your kids chill out this summer with homemade frozen treats. You can make frozen treats using everything from Dixie cups to popsicle molds.

These sweet frozen treats are yummy, cheap and easy to make.

Frozen pudding pops

Buy individual pudding packs in various flavors. Carefully slice a hole in the foil lid of each one and insert a wooden or plastic popsicle stick (you can buy sticks at the craft store). Freeze overnight and eat.

Frozen fruit bars

Blend a mixture of summer fruits (berries, peaches, plums and melons) in your blender until smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of Splenda and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Continue blending for an additional minute. Pour into stainless steel popsicle molds and freeze.

Frozen bananas

Everyone loves chocolate-dipped frozen bananas. Dip a whole, peeled banana into melted chocolate chips, then roll in crushed walnuts or other nuts. Insert a wooden stick very carefully into each banana and place on wax paper on a baking sheet. Freeze for at least four hours before eating.

Jam yogurt pops

For these frozen pops, you'll need an ice cream maker and popsicle molds.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jam

Directions:

  1. Stir yogurt and honey together and pour into your ice cream maker. Churn until the mixture becomes stiff.
  2. Ribbon the jam into your frozen yogurt with a wooden spoon.
  3. Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze 4 hours or until solid.

Keep fingers warm

Sometimes frozen treats can be a handful for little ones. If your kids like ice pops and other summer treats, consider purchasing the IceHuggy. These insulated sleeves wrap around frozen ice treats to keep the treats frozen so they won't melt all over kids' hands while they are eating them. You simply flip, fold and fasten them and -- voila! -- your kids are protected from a sticky, drippy mess and their favorite treats stay chilly. IceHuggy ($7) is available in packages of two. Learn more at IceHuggy.com.

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