Can I start a post off with that word? Cause if so, this one completely deserves it! I guess this technically counts as a “recipe” (I’m posting it under recipes), but it is so very simple, I almost feel silly calling it that!
A friend at the park (thanks April) had made some popsicles for her sons using capri sun and fresh fruit that she had cut up. They looked SO tasty! I wish I’d had my camera because her 4 yr old’s face was covered in a gooey popsicle mess after he ate one, but he was grinning from ear to ear.
Here was my thought process:
- “She is such great mom (she really is in so many ways!), I should do that for my kids. It’d be so much better than the otter pops I’ve got in the freezer.”
- “Yeah, but I don’t want to take the time to peel and cut all that fruit.”
- “Hey, maybe I could make it with THRIVE. It’s already peeled and cut!”
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SO I tried it, and we loved it! I used hydrated Simply Peach Drink and freeze dried pineapple, raspberries and blueberries. But you could use any fruit and any drink mix (or even juice) that you wanted to!
- Thrive [url href=”http://simplefamilypreparedness.thrivelive.com/simply-peach.html”]peach drink[/url] mixed according to package directions
- Freeze dried fruit (such as [url href=”http://simplefamilypreparedness.thrivelive.com/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=pineapple”]pineapple[/url], [url href=”http://simplefamilypreparedness.thrivelive.com/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=strawberries”]strawberries[/url], [url href=”http://simplefamilypreparedness.thrivelive.com/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=blueberries”]blueberries[/url], and [url href=”http://simplefamilypreparedness.thrivelive.com/catalogsearch/result/?order=relevance&dir=desc&q=raspberries”]raspberries[/url])
- Fill popsicle cups almost to the top with freeze dried fruit. Dry fruit may be crushed before adding it to the popsicle cups if you want smaller fruit chunks in your finished pops.
- Pour the peach drink in the cups with the fruit. Stir the mixture to make sure that all the fruit is covered with liquid.
- Place in freezer until popsicles are frozen.
Here are a few tips:
- Fill the popsicle cups almost to the top with fruit before you add liquid. Otherwise all the fruit just floats to the top (which ends up being the bottom once they are frozen).
- As you add the liquid stir it all around a bit to make sure all the fruit is covered in water!