Quantcast
Macaroni National Macaroni Kid EATS Family Fitness Macaroni Military Families Family Safety Macaroni Stork Family Travel

Macaroni Recipe: Stoplight Frozen Pops


June 8, 2012
By: Kyrie Collins, Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock Publisher
left image

One of the best things about summer is all the fresh, seasonal produce! These homemade frozen pops are full of sweet summer fruit and lots of great vitamins too. The combination of kiwis, peaches, and strawberries provides plenty of Vitamin A, C, and D, plus potassium, folate, and fiber!

Stoplight Popsicles

  • 2 cups strawberries, washed and hulled
  • 2 cups sliced peaches
  • 6 medium kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • honey to taste, if desired

Purée strawberries in a blender. Add a squeeze of honey for extra sweetness if desired. Divide evenly among 6 large popsicle molds. Each mold should be about 1/3 full. Rinse your blender, then purée the peaches, adding a squeeze of honey if desired. S-l-o-w-l-y pour peaches on top of strawberries. If you do it too quickly, they will bleed together. I bet you can guess the next step ... Rinse your blender, then purée the kiwi adding a squeeze of honey if desired. Pour the kiwi on top of the peaches. Add your popsicle stick and freeze. Watch your kids eat them faster than they can melt!

TIP: To loosen the popsicle from the mold, run under hot water for a few seconds. The popsicles should then slide out easily.


More of this week's stories


Summer Reading Programs

Summer Reading Programs

Check out these links for great ways to bring some additional bonuses to reading this summerAll local libraries also have programs for reading fun this summer, so check out your local library too!Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program The American ...

Read more »

How To Plant A Butterfly Garden

How To Plant A Butterfly Garden

Now is the ideal time to plant a butterfly garden! We all know that few kids will pass up the opportunity to dig in the dirt, plant flowers, and wait and see what new friends might come for a visit? ...

Read more »

2012 Summer Camp  Guide

2012 Summer Camp Guide

Click the logo above to get to the guide! Here is our AWESOME Summer Camp Guide! This has grown to be such a comprehensive directory for you! I think you will be pleased with the great assortment we are offering! ...

Read more »

Special Kids... Special Needs

A growing body of scientific literature is helping parents and doctors better understand the link between fatty acids and behavioral disorders such as ADHD. The ratio between omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids (such as arachidonic acid) seems especially important. Eicosapentaenoic ...

Read more »

The Magic Wand Project For Kids

The Magic Wand Project For Kids

Richmond Macaroni Kid has joined a great project started by Richmond's own Patience Salgado. Check this out! The Magic Wand Project for Kids is a community adventure where kids can discover their kindness magic can change our world! It all ...

Read more »

This Weeks Goodies & Winners

This Weeks Goodies & Winners

This Week's Goodies!~Science Museum 2 family four packs to Spring N2 Summer!! It's time to celebrate summer and all the good things that means -; a summer festival called Spring N2 Summer, an ice cream treat, erupting Mentos® geysers, live ...

Read more »

Our Work From Home Guide!

Here it is! Our guide has a great variety of work options to look over, see what may interest you and how to get started. Each business provides the consultants name along with info on the company. If you have ...

Read more »

Some Great Free ( and cheap) activities in RVA

ROLLERSKATINGAt KidsSkateFree.com, you can register at participating skating rinks to receive coupons that'll let your kids skate free this summer. I checked Virginia, and the deal is valid at Rollerdome Family Fun Center in Richmond through June 30, 2012. Once ...

Read more »

Hi From Carissa!

Hi From Carissa!

Ever feel like you are being tested in so many ways at the same time that your head is spinning! That has been what my last few weeks have been like. Not sure why, but I welcome the challenge and ...

Read more »

Quote of the week

Quote of the week

Graduation is only a concept. In real life every day you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last day of your life. If you can grasp that, you'll make a difference. ~Arie Pencovici

Read more »

Kids in Action Summer pic

Kids in Action Summer pic

This week's Mini Macaroni of the Week are beautiful sisters Sophia and Emme. These little sisters are enjoying the beauty of the Outer Banks in this shot! Would you like to see your child be our next Mini Macaroni?? We ...

Read more »

Dial Up The Sun

Dial Up The Sun

istockphoto.com Sundials provide a valuable lesson to kids on time and the way the Earth's position changes throughout the day. They are easy and inexpensive to make, and can be displayed all year round on a sunny porch, patio, or ...

Read more »