Everyone loves a good cool treat in the summer, but we all know those popsicles and freezer treats are jam-packed with sugar and other not-so-healthy ingredients. This is what lead me to my latest experiment in the kitchen. I went on a mission to find a way to beat the heat without all the extra sugar and what I discovered were delicious DIY freezies.
I did a little searching online, and came across these ice pop pouches (Want to see them? Click here)
These things are awesome. They are so easy to use and are the perfect size for a cool treat, now it was just a matter of finding something delicious to fill them with.
After a few trial runs, I quickly realized that these things are hard to mess up. You don’t have to be super savvy in the kitchen to make them taste great. There are a bunch of recipes online, and it’s so easy to experiment with different combinations of naturally great tasting fruits and flavours, and an added bonus - kids (and adults) love them! Now you can feel good knowing that everyone is getting a “treat” made with real healthy ingredients.
Since the freezie pouches are so portable and less messy than popsicles, I started taking them with me on day trips with the kids. Before I knew it, I was getting asked about these freezies everywhere I went - at the park, at the splash pad, by the pool. Did you make those? What did you use? Where did you get those pouches?
So, I’m spreading the word - this couldn’t be more simple! Gets some ice pop pouches (I use the ones linked above). Throw your favourite ingredients in a blender. Fill Pouches. Freeze and enjoy!
Here is a favourite go-to recipe of ours:
Pineapple Mango Freezie Pops
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 cup of fresh or frozen mango chunks
- 2/3 cup of water
- 1 tblsp honey (optional)
Blend ingredients in blender. Pour into freeze moulds. Freeze. Enjoy!
*I have also used this same recipe and added strawberries to the mix
Tips for successful freezie making:
- Use a funnel or something with a small spout to fill the tubes (I use a measuring cup with a spout)
- Take your time when pouring
- Leave about 1 inch of space from the top of the tube when filling
- Use plastic cups to set the filled freezie moulds in an upright position in the freezer, or if you have enough space you can lay flat on a baking sheet or tray to freeze
That’s all there is to it!
Other ingredients you can try:
- oranges/orange juice
- coconut milk
- greek yogurt
About the Author:
Jenny Feltz has been with LiveWell4Life working as an office administrator since the buisness began. She lives in Mitchell with her husband Mike & 1 year old daughter Haley.