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Some cool treats: Ice cream and ice pops

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It is summer and ice cream season is here, we have fun making it with our Play and Freeze ice cream maker. Making popsicles is a childhood favorite for many, but in the past our family has only used fruit juice for our popsicles, but finally the ice pop trend has hit our household and we have started to make ice pops out of the fruit and not just the juice. It tastes so good and it is fun and easy for kids to make.

So why not take advantage of the bounty of summer and make some ice pop from berries and fruit? Your kids will like to help you as well.

Augie’s Watermelon Lemonade Ice Pops
Adapted from Toronto Star

1/2 cup (125 mL) water

2 tbsp of sugar

4 cups (1L) puréed, strained watermelon

1/2 cup (125 mL) lemon juice

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Icepop2In small saucepan, heat sugar and water over low heat 5 minutes, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Refrigerate until cold.

Cut skin of a watermelon and puree watermelon with an emergent blender or a food processor. Strain watermelon to get out the seeds.

In a bowl combine sugar syrup, watermelon juice, lemon juice.

Pour mixture into molds, leaving 1/4-inch (6-mm) for ice expansion. Freeze 2 hours.

Some more ways to make popsicles:

Check out Planet Green 10 Delicious, All-Natural Homemade Ice Pop Recipes

This is how we have fun outside and make ice cream outside

How to make ice cream in Play and Freeze ice cream maker

5 cups (2 dl) Organic Cream

5 tb spoon of sugar

1 tb spoon of vanilla extract, or any other flavor you fancy.

Mix sugar, cream, and vanilla together in the metal cylinder. Fill the ball with ice and salt around in the ball. Start rolling around on the ground. Let the play begins! Roll it for 10 minutes and check how frozen it is, our ice cream was done after 15 minutes rolling.

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