The Power of Parenting

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Frozen Juice or Yogurt Pops

Popsicles are a refreshing treat on a hot day! Combining and freezing simple ingredients is fun to do and provides Comfort, Play & Teach™ time together as you cook and enjoy sharing a snack.


You will need:
  • Fruit juice (e.g. apple, grape) OR blend 500 ml yogurt with bananas and fresh berries, and honey, to taste
  • Small paper cups
  • Small plastic pitcher
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Waxed paper
  • Small tray



  • Place several paper cups onto a tray. Fill a small pitcher with juice, or with prepared yogurt, fruit and honey mixture.
  • Your child can pour juice or yogurt mixture into the paper cups until they are ¾ full.
  • Place a sheet of waxed paper over the cups. This will keep the popsicle sticks standing straight when you poke them through the paper and into each cup.
  • Place the tray of popsicles into the freezer for several hours. When ready, remove the sheet of waxed paper, and enjoy your frozen treat!


Enjoy this more with Comfort, Play & Teach™:

Comfort:While you are enjoying your snack together, take time to talk to your child. What was his favourite activity today? What should you do together tomorrow? He will love the attention and know you are interested in what he has to say!

Play:While you are waiting for the popsicles to freeze, make a game of writing down all of the cold things you and your child can think of. Create a special booklet for the words and provide crayons so your child can illustrate it!

Teach:Talk to your child about what happens to liquids when they freeze, and to frozen items when they thaw. Freezing foods and watching them melt will build your child’s observation skills and encourage her to learn about temperature.