A Frozen Treat you can Make at Home

There is absolutely nothing like a frozen treat on a hot summer day. Instantly cooling you down in a yummy way. I am always on the look out for an easy to make treat. Something my kids can make on their own is even better. We recently had a chance to try out a frozen treat for ourselves. It was so yummy. plus it really beats the old Popsicle we made as kids. Check out these recipes for frozen or cool summer treats.

Berry Swirl Pops

Ingredients:
  •  1 can 295mL Minute Maid® Berry Punch frozen concentrate (unthawed)
  •  1 cup Frozen mixed berries (unthawed)
  •  1/2 cup Water
  •  2 cups Vanilla yogurt
Directions:
  • In blender, purée together berry punch frozen concentrate, mixed berries and water until smooth.
  •  Pour into each ice-pop mould, starting with berry mixture, alternately spoon in berry mixture and yogurt, making 3 layers of berry mixture and 2 layers of yogurt. 
  •  Using tip of knife or skewer, make 1 or 2 swirls. Insert stick into centre
  • Freeze until solid
SUMMER FUN TIP: Don’t have ice-pop moulds? No worries.  Just use 5-oz (148 mL) disposable paper cups and wooden ice-pop sticks to make these tasty summertime treats.

 Come the summer season, parents like me are always looking for delicious, quality recipes that they feel good about serving to their families.  So finding ones that will not only win over the kids, but are easy-to- make with a few common ingredients makes it even better.   This summer, Minute Maid and the experts at the Canadian Living test kitchen are helping Canadian families enjoy a deliciously cool summer by sharing crowd-pleasing recipes and frosty fun tips for backyard get-togethers or the young entrepreneur’s lemonade stand. 

Sparkling grape lemonade
Ingredients:
  • 1 can 295mL Minute Maid® Grape Punch frozen concentrate, thawed (undiluted)
  • 1 can 295mL Minute Maid® Lemonade frozen concentrate, thawed (undiluted)
  • 3 cups Sprite® Sparkling Beverage
  •  2 cups Water
  •  Ice cubes or ice ring
Directions: In punch bowl or large pitcher, stir together grape punch and lemonade frozen concentrates, Sprite® and water; mix well. Fill with ice cubes or add ice ring to keep cold.
SUMMER FUN TIP: Jazz up your lemonade and use frozen grapes as ice cubes.
Frozen Facts:
  • Personalized punches: Don’t like your juices too sweet? Simply add more water to them
  • Freeze for future:  Frozen juices and punches can be easily stored for a long period of time so you never have to worry about being empty-handed when your little one surprises you and invites the whole neighbourhood over.
  • Mix and match: Try inventing your own summer recipes by mixing and matching different frozen juices and punches. 
  • For more great summer entertaining recipes visit www.minutemaid.ca

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