Cool Snacks for a Hot Summer
Contributed by: Deborah Shelton
Beat the heat with these cool summer treats!
It's not what you're thinking! The name refers to the size
of the popsicle-not the contents. Wash a bowl of seedless
grapes, and then set the grapes in the freezer for about an
hour. Poke colored toothpicks into the grapes to serve.
Summer isn't complete without homemade juice popsicles.
Simply fill a popsicle mold or an ice tray with your
favorite fruit juice. Cover the ice tray with clear plastic
wrap and poke a toothpick through the plastic into each
square. Place the tray into the freezer until the popsicles
are frozen solid.
Frozen Monkey Treats
Here is a healthy snack that your kids will go bananas for!
Peel a banana and cut it in half. Insert popsicle sticks
into the cut ends. Dip the bananas into yogurt or melted
chocolate, and then roll the bananas in chopped nuts,
crushed cereal, or coconut shavings. Place the bananas on a
small waxed paper-lined baking sheet and set the sheet into
the freezer for an hour or so. Fun to make and even more
fun to eat!
Don't plan your summer party without this refreshing drink.
Pour one can of Sprite (it doesn't have caffeine) into a
blender, along with small ice cubes. Add several large
strawberries, a handful of blueberries, or other favorite
fruit to the mix. Blend the mixture until it has the
texture of a slush. Pour into a glass and garnish with a
cherry on top.
About the Au4hor:
Deborah Shelton is a mother, freelance writer, and author
of the brand new book, "The Five Minute Parent: Fun & Fast
Activities for You and Your Little Ones." Visit Deborah's
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