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Sweet Summertime Treats!

June 6, 2017

With the temperature rising, it's time for some yummy, ice cold treats to beat the summer heat! Here are some fun, easy recipes for summertime snacks that you and your children can make (and enjoy!) together!

It’s summertime, which means it’s time for those icy cold treats to cool you down on a hot day! Here are some fun, easy recipes you can make with the kiddos at home to help everyone beat the heat!


Berry Frozen Fruit Pops

From Cool Sweets & Treats to Eat: Easy Recipes for Kids to Cook by Lisa Wagner


1 ½ cups raspberry yogurt

2 Tbs. raspberry syrup

1 cup fresh raspberries

Mix the yogurt and syrup together until they are blended. Gently fold in the raspberries.

Distribute the mixture evenly into paper 4-5 ounce wax paper cups. Put a wooden craft stick in the middle of each cup.

Place the cups in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours.

Tear the paper cup away from the frozen pop and enjoy!


Banana Caramel Smoothie

From You Can Cook: A Step-by-Step Cookbook for Kids by Annabel Karmel


2 ½ Tbs. caramel sauce

½ cup milk

1 large banana

¼ cup Greek yogurt

Put 1 teaspoon of the caramel into a small bowl and mix with 1 teaspoon of the milk. Set aside while you make the smoothie.

Put the remaining caramel, banana, and yogurt in a blender and whizz it all together (make sure a grown up helps with this part!) Add the rest of the milk and whizz again. Drizzle over the thinned caramel before serving.


Melon Fruit Bowl

From Kids’ Fun & Healthy Cookbook  by Nicola Graimes


½ large cantaloupe melon

1-1 ½ cups fruit such as apricots, grapes (halved), plums, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, slices of nectarine, peach, orange, apple or kiwi

4 Tbs. fresh orange juice

Scoop the seeds out of the center of the melon and throw them away. Slice a sliver off the base of the melon so it stands up and place it on a serving plate (make sure a grown up helps with this part!)

Use a melon baller or spoon to scoop out most of the melon flesh. Leave an even ½ inch border in your hollowed out bowl shape.

Prepare the rest of the fruit by washing, peeling, slicing, or de-seeding as appropriate (make sure a grown up helps with this part!) Mix the orange juice and melon balls in a large bowl.

Fill the melon bowl with the fruit salad and then pour over any juice. Serve immediately for the freshest taste and maximum amount of vitamins.

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Sammie is an outreach assistant with the Bringing Books to Life! program. When she’s not busy reading childrens' books to preschoolers all across Davidson County, you can find her curled up on her couch with a good book and a cup of coffee, or chasing her toddler Emmett around the backyard.