Popsicles in July!

Yesterday we celebrated a beautiful summer day in Seattle by making popsicles at Romp.

First we chopped up watermelon, pluots and apricots.

Then we juiced the fruit. (Blending would have been fine as well, but the juicer seemed like more fun!) The kids got the hang of plunging the fruit and in no time we had a big bowl of juice.

I made a few batches of popsicles ahead of time so no one had to wait. 

The batch I made ahead had:

  • watermelon
  • raspberries
  • canteloupe
  • a sliver of lemon
  • mint leaves

I always forget to ask someone to snap a photo of me in these classes. So it made my day when one of my little popsicle prodigies gave me this picture.  I'm on the left and my juicer is on the right. Much better than anything I could have captured. :)

At home we use the mini zoku pop molds. I can't find the plastic handles separately so if you want to make a bunch ahead of time you can place regular wooden popsicle sticks in the form as the juice starts to freeze (about an 1 1/2 into the process).


A favorite combo for us is kale, banana and yogurt. What are your favorite popsicles to make?