There’s nothing like a cold, dripping, sticky popsicle to beat the summer heat. However, there is (at least) one small problem with this delicious treat:
Since I don’t really want to follow the boys around with a bottle of carpet cleaner, we’ve tried to come up with a way to reduce (if not eliminate as you will see in the pictures below) the mess a bit.
Our secret to mixing toddlers and popsicles this: Mesh Feeders (affiliate link)! Those pictured above are made by Munchkin, and I’ve seen them at Target and most grocery stores near where I live. Just pop in a cube (or a chunk of a regular-sized popsicle) and you are all set!
Also, I don’t really let them run around (especially on the carpet) with a dripping popsicle. It is hard enough to keep my floors “goo”-free these days. So, keeping this treat outside is really my first choice, even with those magic little feeders.
Because, you are probably still going to end up with these…
For the quick (and healthy) homemade popsicle recipes in the pictures, see Greek Yogurt Fruit Pops.