By Jackie Edwards:
As a parent, you most likely know the lyrics to all the songs in Frozen. So how about turning that “Frozen” knowledge into some fun “Frozen” summer treats that you all can enjoy? Do what “frozen” things do in the summer, and try one of these recipes with your kids. The cold never bothered you anyway.
Elsa’s Frozen Popsicles: The summer heat makes us all want to cool down with a nice, cold popsicle. Instead of chasing after the sounds of the ice cream truck, though, why not make your own at home? It becomes a fun activity for you and your kids, and is also a lot healthier and friendlier to the environment. Here’s a recipe for Elsa’s Frozen Popsicles that you can make at home. You even can explore the option of using lemon or pineapple juice with blue and purple food coloring to make it slightly healthier. For the mold, use nontoxic popsicle molds that come with reusable sticks and stands. These reduce your footprint on the environment and look cooler than wooden sticks. Popsicles are a staple for summer, and with ice on the go, you can have your frozen popsicles while you build sand snowmen at the beach.
Sven’s Ice Cream Sandwiches: Ice cream sandwiches are a great treat for reindeer and children alike. You can enjoy them while you’re out and about, or lying down next to the pool. Here’s a recipe for Frozen-inspired ice cream sandwiches that are perfect for any get together with the little ones. These treats are great for the environment because they are cupcakes without the environmentally harmful wrappers. For the recipe ingredients, you can even choose vegan alternatives such as soy milk or egg replacements like silken tofu, baking soda and vinegar, or banana.
Arundel’s Frozen Slushies: Another treat during the summer months is the ever-so-popular slushy. Substitute water for soda to create an even healthier treat. If you want to have the indulgence on-the-go, at the beach or on your summer vacation, why not use edible cups. These make snacks more entertaining for the kids and help them reduce their environmental footprint, as they are plastic-free, biodegradable and all natural. You can even find blue cups that match your Frozen theme.