Frozen treats go hand in hand with summer. Kids just have to have frozen treats! They’re tasty, and they’re a great way to keep cool during the dog days of summer.
Between keeping the water balloons stocked and keeping a steady supply of frozen treats in the freezer, though, summers can put a little strain on the bank account. Store bought frozen treats can be pretty pricey, and don’t even get me started on the ice cream man! Every day we hear his happy jingley tune, and the kids just have to have money for the ice cream man and his overpriced frozen treats.
Although I occasionally break down and give them a couple bucks for the ice cream man, I usually keep our freezer stocked with homemade frozen treats. Not only are the homemade versions more economical, but they can also be healthier, since you’re controlling what goes in them.
Oh, and did I mention that they’re totally simple to make? Just pop them n some ice pop molds and put them in the freezer! In a few hours, you’ll have some tasty frozen goodies!
Need some ideas for homemade frozen treats? Here are six great things that you can freeze for your very own!
It’s simple, it’s cheap, and it’s a summer staple when you have kids. It’s Kool-Aid! Or any other cheaper generic juice mix you want. After you make a batch of Kool-Aid, op some in the freezer for some simple frozen treats.
If you’re looking for a little healthier version of frozen Kool-Aid treats, use 100% fruit juice instead. Some of our favorite juices to freeze include orange juice, grape juice, and pineapple juice. You can use whatever you have on hand or whatever your family likes, though.
Yummy! Frozen pudding makes some pretty delicious frozen treats in the summer! Chocolate is definitely a family favorite here, but on’t be afraid to experiment with your favorite flavors, like vanilla, pistachio, and banana.
A little healthier than pudding, yogurt also makes a super tasty homemade frozen treat! You can use any flavor you want, but I think the frozen orange cream yogurt is to die for! You might also want to get the larger family size yogurt tubs for frozen yogurt pops. It’s a little more affordable, and you don’t have to worry about it going bad too soon if you freeze it all right away.
Finally, a really healthy option for homemade frozen treats—real fruit! You can use fresh fruit or canned fruit. We like to puree the fruit in the blender on low to smash it up, then mix it with fruit juice or yogurt before freezing. Any type of berries works well for homemade frozen fruit bars, but you can use almost any type of fruit. If you don’t feel like messing with the blender, just chop the fruit up into bite size pieces and freeze it! you can eat the frozen fruit chunks or use them as ice cubes to keep drinks cool.