The weather is warming up and before we know it the hot, and lazy, days of summer will be here. We’ve already experienced summer-like weather here in Indiana, and one of the things it makes me excited to do with my kids this summer is making homemade ice-pops and popsicles!
There are lots of great reasons to make homemade popsicles for your kids. You control the ingredients, and can make them with little or no added sugar, and using ingredients you have on hand and need to use up. They’re cheaper than buying popsicles, especially natural or organic ones, and making them in reusable molds, also means they are waste-free.
But, not all popsicle molds are created equal. Many of them are made with plastics that could leach BPA into your popsicles. Not something that you want your little ones exposed to while enjoying a yummy treat on a hot day!
Fortunately, there are lots of great options for non-toxic and BPA-free molds to choose from.
Growing a Green Family just released her annual guide to the best non-toxic popsicle molds. She highlights lots of different options, including the best ones for younger kids, along with great tips and ideas for making popsicles, ice-pops and ice-cream pops at home.
If you need some inspiration for what to put into your popsicle molds, check out all the great recipes and ideas over at Family Kitchen!
Do you make homemade popsicles for your toddler? What’s your favorite homemade popsicle recipe?
Photo credit: Growing a Green Family