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Happy Friday and I sure hope everyone had a great Fourth of July! How did you celebrate your Fourth of July? Ours consisted of going to the pool, eating apple pie and ice cream, and eating BBQ sandwiches. It was a a lot of fun, but I must ask…what is the main thing you have in the summer months?? Is it BBQ, chips and dip, or hot dogs?? No…the main attraction in summer are popsicles. Or at least in my family, my daughter loves popsicles and the price is expensive now these days. Well, at least it’s expensive for those of us that budget all the time.
So, I thought that there has to be a way to get popsicles that is less than $10 and the answer was right in front of me the whole time, which is to make the popsicles at home. I took in what I had on hand plus the ingredients that I could use that are cheap. So, first I looked in my pantry and fridge and I already had a popsicle tray that I bought at the Dollar Tree and I had some apple juice in the fridge.
When I went to do our usual grocery shopping, I saw that Kroger had a sale on the Dole Fruits and Veggies bag and their greek plain yogurt, so naturally I got them (because A. They were on sale, so score! And B. My daughter loves smoothies and popsicles, so when she doesn’t want to eat her veggies, I do this). Anyways, so I put in the whole bag of fruits and veggies plus some apple juice (I eye ball it, but if you have one or two small juice cups, then you should be good) and the two greek yogurts.
Then, you just simply blend it all up, then put them into the popsicle maker, and pop them in the freezer.
And, bum bum bum…the grad total for all of this is:
- Popsicle Maker- $1 (Dollar Tree)
- Dole Fruits and Veggies Freezer Bag- $2.59 (Kroger) *Remember this was on sale when I bought it
- Kroger Brand Plain Greek Yogurt- $0.70 x 2 (Kroger)
- Mott’s Tots Apple Juice- $2.89
Voila! There you have it, popsicles that are less than $10. These actually turned out really good and it made A LOT, so I divided it up where I took half and made popsicles and the other half to make my own smoothies. I hope you enjoy these popsicles as much as we have! If you made these, I would love for you to share what you thought. I hope you enjoy and again, become a friend and follow me on social media and subscribe. As always, I hope you all have a great weekend and I will see you in the next post!