9 Frozen Treats for Kids

by Katherine Kim

Help your little munchkins cool down with these nine incredible frozen treat recipes. From strawberry buttermilk popsicles to homemade chocolate ice cream, you can guarantee that your kids only slurp up wholesome ingredients loaded with essential vitamins and nutrients, and no added preservatives. Little hands can even get in on the action with these fun and easy recipes full of kid-friendly steps.

Banana-Raspberry Popsicles

Banana-raspberry popsicles are wonderful treats chock full of calcium and essential vitamins C, B6, and potassium. Kids will love the bright colors and sweet, fruity flavors. You don't even need to stick to the banana-raspberry pairing; the fruit combinations for are unlimited so you and your family can enjoy them all year long.

Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles

Sweet, creamy, and slightly tangy strawberry buttermilk popsicles are an easy summer treat that the whole family can agree on. Contrary to what its name would leave you to believe, buttermilk is actually a low-fat alternative to whole milk that also serves as a probiotic to sooth achy tummies.

Raspberry Sorbetto Mocktail

Raspberry sorbetto mocktails let your kids be part of any celebratory toasts. This elegant drink is made with homemade raspberry sorbetto that your little ones can help you make. With just three steps and four ingredients, your kids will learn how fun and easy it is to make their own treats.

Homemade Cherry Ice

Help your kiddos cool down by making them this no-fuss homemade cherry ice treat. Not only will they savor this sweet superfruit, but you'll get the added benefit of knowing that fresh cherries are loaded with fiber, vitamin C and potassium. And with such a wide variety of cherries to choose from, there's no reason not to make this all summer long.

Lemonade and Strawberry Popsicles

Two summer favorites band together to cool your family off in these lemonade and strawberry popsicles. From helping remove strawberry stems to placing their popsicle handles, this recipe is full of kid-friendly steps so you and your babes can spend more time together.

Watermelon Lime Popsicles

Light and sweet with a touch of zing, these watermelon lime popsicles will be the new family favorite. Little hands can help you combine naturally sweet and refreshing coconut water, lime juice, watermelon and honey to make this yummy treat. Best of all, these pops are full of potassium, antioxidants, and vitamins A, B6, and C. Go ahead and let everyone have another.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Your whole family will be excited when you make this homemade chocolate ice cream. You don't even need an expensive ice cream maker or attachment -- just a couple of freezer bags, ice and salt make this creamy chocolate treat. Plus, your kids will have a blast helping you mix and shake this heavenly concoction together!

Dark Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites

Take the classic frozen banana to the next level by making these dark chocolate-covered banana bites instead. You can slice the bananas as thick or thin as your family prefers and sprinkle the smooth dark chocolate glaze with coconut flakes, sea salt or sprinkles. Dark chocolate is a great source of antioxidants; and although slightly bitter, the natural sweetness of bananas and your toppings will ensure that the munchkins will hardly notice that it's not milk chocolate.

Refined Sugar-Free Raspberry Coconut Pops

Cut out the high fructose corn syrup and refined sugars of store bought creamsicles by making your own refined-sugar free frozen fruit pops. You can even make this treat dairy-free by using coconut milk or almond milk for babes whose tummies are sensitive to lactose. And with an abundant variety of summer fruits to choose from, you'll never have to repeat flavors the entire season.

About the Author

After years of working in a tedious administrative position, Katherine Kim finally resigned to pursue a career combining several of her many passions -- food, travel, writing and dogs. You can follow her canine adventures on her blog, Grumble Retreat.