Making Popsicles 101 with Tropicana Orange Juice Recipe #TropiMommas

Now that the summer heat has hit our NYC area with a vengeance, I'm constantly trying to keep my son cool and hydrated while dealing with 80 to 90 degree weather. While I do keep water handy, every now and then I like to treat my son to something else cool and refreshing. For the summer time there's nothing better then a Popsicle!

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Like most children, my son loves these icy treats so I thought it would be a fun project to make some at home. I'm not a fan of some store bought popsicle's since they're filled with sugar and unhealthy preservatives. I wanted popsicles that are as healthy as possible, so I made mine using Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice.

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I mean you can't get any healthier then 100% Florida orange juice using real fresh oranges! Great for making treats since it's a good source of vitamin C, B-vitamin folate and thiamin (essential in energy metabolism, and nerve and muscle function) all of which my son needs to fuel him for summer time activities.

Also by choosing my own ingredients, I know I'm getting what I paid. Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice versus some sugary machine made popsicles using mystery ingredients?! No thank to mystery ingredients.

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So first I gathered all my supplies
  • Alphabet ice tray
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
Then I made up a quick first batch to see how I'd do. They came out great.

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Next step was to enlist my little helper to help me make the 2nd batch. Of course my son was excited to help.

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While there was some spilling, for the most part he did a great job.

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After filling the trays, he added the popsicles sticks and helped me put into the freezer.

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For all his hard work he received one of the letter popsicles treats I made in the first batch.

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He really liked them and I felt good I made something natural and good for him. So I didn't mind when he ate a 2nd and then a 3rd popsicle. *laughing*

As you can see making your own popsicles is really easy. You can make popsicle with just juice or with yogurt and fruit for a healthy kids treat. If you want to make your own popsicles, I suggest you buy the new 89-oz bottle so you can make a large batch and save time.

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Tropicana rolled out an elegantly-designed 89-ounce container for its flagship Tropicana Pure Premium brand that lets consumers see the 100 percent pure Florida orange juice inside.

This sleek, first-of-its kind package is ideal for any breakfast or brunch occasion because it offers orange juice lovers more convenience, easier handling and pouring, style and 100-percent recyclability all in a family-size bottle. The new 89-ounce bottle is available at grocery stores nationwide, the suggested retail price is $6.29.

Then try this recipe that's super easy.

Banana Orange Juice Popsicles

Ingredients:

3 bananas, ripe
1 cup Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice or 1 tablespoon lime juice
2 tablespoons sugar or 2 tablespoons honey

Directions:
  • Puree all ingredients together in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Pour into molds and freeze several hours, or overnight.
  • You can also use small paper cups: pour in the mixture and cover the cups with plastic wrap or foil, poke a flat wooden spoon or plastic spoon into the mixture, allowing the wrap or foil to support the "stick", place on a tray and freeze till solid, remove wrap or foil and peel away the paper cup.
Yield: 12 pops

Enjoy!

To learn more about Tropicana visit

Website – www.tropicana.com
Tropicana Facebook – www.facebook.com/Tropicana
Twitter – www.twitter.com/tropicanaoj

Please Note: As part of the Tropicana "TropiMomma" Ambassador program, I was compensated for this post but any views expressed are always 100% my own.

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3 comments:

  1. How cute! I really like the idea of the banana orange juice popsicles. Those alphabet molds are adorable too :)

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  2. I loved that the alphabet molds made the popsicles fun, educational and child size friendly. Feel free to try the recipe or make up your own. It's easy to do homemade popsicles

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  3. Perfect sized treat for our little ones!

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