Beat the Heat with an Unsweetened Treat!

Whenever Virginia hits a heat wave, we try and find ways to keep cool while still enjoying the sunshine. We take water bottles with us wherever we go to make sure everyone stays well hydrated, park ourselves (and the car) in the shade, and take frequent breaks to pop back into the air conditioning whenever possible. But one of the kids’ favorite ways to beat the heat is making and eating homemade popsicles! These are so easy to make, contain no added sugar, dyes, or artificial flavors, and are sure to have you feeling refreshed for at least a few minutes more!


  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled

  • 1 pound of your favorite ripe fruit(s), peeled/cored as needed


  • Combine prepared bananas and fruit in blender, blend on high for 3 minutes. If the mixture is too thick to pour, you can blend in a small amount of water.

  • Pour mixture into popsicle containers. Dixie Cups with popsicle sticks also work well!

  • Freeze for 3hours, or until ready to eat.

  • If they stick a bit when you try to pop them out of the popsicle containers, just hold the container in a stream of warm water for 30seconds to loosen.

  • Enjoy!

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