Homemade Popsicles: A Perfect Cool Down For The Cold & Flu Season

This post was inspired by a recent pre-school sickness that landed on our doorstep days before Christmas.  Popsicles are a great way to cool down those hot temperatures so I decided to create a few homemade versions of my own.  The great part is that you can customize to your child’s palate and increase your chances of cooling them down internally.  Honey is great for that pesky cough, so I hear, and my toddler enjoys the flavor so the orange and honey was a great pairing.  Strawberries and Strawberry flavored Kefir is another favorite enjoyed by my toddler, so pairing them was a natural choice.  Get creative when making your homemade popsicles.  You could even add pedialyte to the mix as well.  Here’s to a healthy 2017!

Have you made homemade popsicles before? What flavor does your household enjoy the most? Leave a comment below 

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Homemade Popsicles (Citrus Honey and Kefir Strawberry)

Prep Time: 5 mins
Freezer Time: 2-3 hrs
Yields: 4 based on molds

Ingredients

  • CITRUS HONEY POPSICLES
  • 1 - Orange (cut in 1/2)
  • 1 - Honey
  • KEFIR POPSICLES
  • 2.5 Ounces - Kefir (I chose Strawberry flavor, your choice)
  • KEFIR & STRAWBERRY POPSICLES
  • 4 - Strawberries (1 strawberry per popsicles mold you have)
  • 1-3 ounces of Kefir (strawberry flavor)

Method

  1. CITRUS HONEY POPSCILES
  2. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of a 1/2 orange. Pour the juice equally between the popsicle molds. I had 4, but if you have more you will need to squeeze more juice. Fill almost to top
  3. Add 1/4 Teaspoon of honey into each mold, add popsicle caps and freeze until set. The honey will drop to the bottom of the mold. When you fully freeze the popsicle the honey will stay at a fluid state on the top. That's ok, just dip the frozen popsicles into this honey and enjoy!
  4. KEFIR POPSCILES
  5. Pour desired kefir flavor into each mold, add popsicle caps and place in freezer until set.
  6. KEFIR and STRAWBERRY POPSCILES
  7. Dice and smash 1 strawberry per popsicle mold. Set aside
  8. Fill each popsicle mold 1/4 of the way with strawberry flavored kefir
  9. Add crushed strawberries. Add popsicle cap, freeze until set

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