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posted: 07/09/16
by: Amanda Mushro

When serving up popsicles, put a cupcake liner through the popsicle stick to catch any of the drips.

Make slow melting popsicles at home my mixing in a little flavored gelatin to your kid's favorite flavored juice and fruit. The gelatin slows down the melting process and gives the popsicles a yummy taste.

Don't make a mess when cutting watermelon, and use this hack to make perfect sized watermelon sticks. Start by cutting the watermelon in half. Flip the watermelon, rind up and make cuts horizontally and parallel. Now you have watermelon sticks with a tiny bit of rind on the bottom perfect for little hands to hold!

Make a sweet and sour treat by rolling grapes in flavored gelatin. Eat them right away or freeze them for a cool treat.

If you have yogurt that is about to expire, don't waste it! Put a spoon through lid and put it in the freezer. In an hour, you'll have a frozen yogurt pop.

Don't spend a fortune on those tiny yogurt bites that toddlers love. Just mix yogurt with a little pureed fruit and pour into a plastic sandwich bag. Cut off one end of the plastic bag and make small dots onto wax paper on a cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for an hour and you'll have yogurt bites that will keep for three months in your freezer.

Make one ingredient ice cream by cutting up a banana, placing it on wax paper and popping it in the freezer. Once frozen, toss the pieces in a blender or food processor for a creamy, icy treat. You can even add a little coco power or almond or coconut milk to sweeten your yummy treat.

Grab a box of brownies and two muffin tins to make one bite brownie bowls. Mix the brownies according to the package instructions, then put the brownies into one of the muffin tins. Be sure to only fill it up about half way. Cover the bottom of the other muffin tin with cooking spray and lay it on top of the tin with the brownie mix and bake. When finished, you'll have bite sized brownie bowls that are perfect for a scoop of the one ingredient ice cream!