Splash into summer with these frozen, citrus-flavoured treats that will cool kids down on the hottest of days! Easy to make using only five ingredients that deliver natural flavours, these splash-sicles are also a healthy treat option thanks to the addition of whole grain.
1/3 cup (75 mL) organic cane sugar
1-1/3 cups (325 mL) original, divided
1 cup (250 mL) orange juice
3 tbsp (45 mL) fresh lime juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh lemon juice
In small saucepan, bring sugar and 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the to a boil over medium-high heat, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar has dissolved, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
Whisk in remaining original, orange juice, lime juice and lemon juice. Pour into ice pop molds. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
Makes 4 to 6 splash-sicles (about 3 cups/750 mL total liquid mixture)
No ice pop molds? No problem! Pour citrus mixture into six 5 oz (142 mL) paper cups; cover each with plastic wrap. Make a small slit in centre of wrap; place a wooden craft stick through slit into mixture. Freeze; remove plastic wrap and pull away paper cup before serving.
While fresh is best, organic lemon and lime bottled juices are available in health food stores and most major grocery stores
nutrients per serving
132 calories, 0.4 g fat, 0.1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fibre, 1 g protein. % RDI: 11% calcium, 3% iron, 3% vitamin A, 48% vitamin C.