Kids in the Kitchen Making Homemade Popsicles

This summer I kept seeing recipes for homemade popsicles, but I didn’t have a popsicle mold. Well, the other day I ran into Michael’s to get some glass bottles for my bathroom decor that I knew were on clearance. Of course when I am in the clearance aisle, there is no grab and go! I had to look around too. I noticed they also had a ton of popsicle molds on clearance also, and decided to get one. When I checked my receipt, I saw they had rung up for about 70% off the original price! Yay! Love clearance!

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I made a strawberry puree that was pretty well-received the first time I did it. But the recipe I was attempting to follow, had two parts. My molds were too full to add the second part on my first attempt. (Maybe from not following the recipe?) So while my big kid was at school, the two little kids at home were agreeable to help mommy make homemade popsicles. It really is an easy thing that they can be included in.

I decided this time we would just make the mango portion of the Strawberry and Mango Popsicles recipe that I had attempted before. My four year-old got the mangoes out of the fridge, and I gathered up the blender, cutting board, and knife. She got out our new Zoku popsicle mold {affiliate link}, and tried to help set it up.

Popsicle ingredients

Little dude was glad to help shake the can of evaporated milk.

Little dude popsicles

Obviously, I had to cut up the mango into chunks, but my daughter dumped the crushed ice in. She probably could’ve put the other ingredients in as well, if I had let her. A word of caution here, this particular recipe called for honey as one of the ingredients, but honey isn’t recommended for kids under age 2. You could substitute sugar or another sweetener.

Blending popsicles  Popsicle blending

I told my daughter which buttons to push on the blender, and we quickly whipped up those homemade popsicles.  Once again, I had too much for my popsicle mold, but my kids were happy to drink some of the extra. 🙂 I poured it into my molds, and the kids loved helping put the sticks into the popsicle mixture. It was a simple, easy recipe that they could be involved with. 

Pouring popsicles  

Pouring into the popsicle molds.

Inserting popsicles sticks  

Fun times adding the popsicle sticks.

Popsicle making

Cute little hands!

Pinterest has tons of popsicle recipes to try at home with your kids. Kids enjoy to help making food in the kitchen. It’s still pretty hot out right now, so why not grab a popsicle mold {affiliate link} just like ours, and try this project with your little ones? It makes them feel important, and mom can choose what ingredients go into their next snack.
Finished popsicle

Let the little kids have fun in the kitchen with mom making homemade popsicles.


I am married with three young children. My husband and I are both registered nurses. I like to try new ideas out, and will obsessively research whatever that latest idea is. We like to try different ways to decrease our living costs and save money. My husband is great at building/fixing/diy etc. and figuring out how to implement my new schemes.

14 thoughts on “Kids in the Kitchen Making Homemade Popsicles

  • August 31, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    I want these popsicle molds. The one I bought for cheap at walmart doesn’t work. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party this week.

    • August 31, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Check your local Michael’s or I have a handy link in the post. 🙂 Do you have any good popsicle recipes you’d recommend?

  • August 31, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    This is so cool. I made mango popsicles today! Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe at #WonderfulWednesday. I look forward to what you will share next week! Give yourself a standing ovation today!

  • September 2, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    My grandson would enjoy that. I am heading to Michaels tomorrow to look for molds. Thank you for the idea. And the kids are adorable and seemed to be enjoying themselves. 🙂

    • September 2, 2016 at 2:47 pm

      Thank you. They thought it was fun.

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  • September 4, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for linking up to Janice’s Labor Day Meet and Greet! Otherwise I might never have met you!
    I had some cheapie molds that didn’t work, when my girls were little. Need to find some now for my grands.
    Clearance finds are the bomb!!!

    Thanks for the kid friendly recipe!

    • September 5, 2016 at 8:09 am

      Thank you for visiting! I have met some nice people in the blogging world. It’s great isn’t it? I bet you and the grandkids will have great memories making popsicles together.

  • September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

    My daughter loves popsicles. I never thought of teaching her to make it herself, but she’s probably ready by now. I will be taking videos of her little hands doing it! #RookieParents


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