As parents, we know there is a delicate balance between keeping the kids happy, hydrated and entertained on a hot sunny day. Homemade frozen treats are a fun and creative activity the kids can enjoy, while also preparing themselves a healthy and hydrating snack! Here are a couple ways to go about it.
“When life gives you popsicles, EAT THEM!” said the wonderful Samantha Gomez. And who are we to disagree? She and her girls had such a great time making these delicious, all natural homemade popsicles with the help of our frozen treat gadgets.
- 1 cup strawberries
- 1 cup cherries
- 6 oranges
- Using a manual citrus juicer, to extract the orange juice.
- Add strawberries and cherries to the blender with a little bit of water.
- Pour the orange juice into the ice pop molds.
- For a rainbow effect, add one juice half way, put it to freeze for about an hour, then added another juice to fill up the balance – I then put it back to freeze.
- And voila! Enjoy.
Homemade Ice Cream
- In a bowl or the upper part of a double boiler, off the heat, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar until it lightens. Whisk in the milk, cream, vanilla pod and seeds removed from the pod with the tip of a knife.
- Cook in the double boiler, stirring for about 15 minutes or until the preparation coats the back of the spoon. Remove the vanilla pod, cover and chill the custard in the refrigerator.
- With an ice cream machine, process the mixture according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Freeze (about 45 minutes).
- If you do not have ice cream maker, pour the mixture into a large shallow dish and freeze for 2 hours. Stir and freeze again for 1 hour. Process the ice cream in a food processor and return to the freezer until serving.
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