I have found another way to incorporate kefir's wonderful probiotic benefits into our family's diet. Healthy Kefir Popsicles are delicious and easy to make.
I shared earlier on the blog how easy homemade kefir is to make. It truly is so easy! I have primarily used kefir as a breakfast drink with fruit and sweetened with honey, so it is technically a smoothie.
But, now that the weather is hot, I started making these healthy kefir popsicles for the family. I definitely love popsicles since they're a great treat, but they are also a good way to make sure the children are hydrated enough to stay healthy in the summer.
I actually use the same ingredients as if I am making a kefir smoothie but change the quantities. Three basic ingredients and imagination open a world of new treats!
How to Make Healthy Kefir Popsicles
Using kefir, frozen fruit, and honey, I blend until smooth, pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
You can't get much easier than that!
It's remarkable how simple it is to make very delicious popsicles.
Plastic and stainless steel molds are available online. The first popsicle molds I purchased were from a local store on sale at the end of the season. They worked but the popsicles came out tasting and smelling like plastic - it was awful!
So, I threw them away and ordered (from my affiliate) these popsicle molds and love them! Not only do the popsicles look nice but the children love having the wooden sticks - it the little things! ;)
Tip for Making Healthy Kefir Popsicles
Make the mix sweeter than you think it needs to be - once they are frozen, the pops will not taste quite as sweet as they did beforehand.
Kefir is the perfect healthy addition to popsicles.
I've sung the praises of kefir before, but I just can't help it! Kefir's not only a delicious drink all on its own, but it's a great additive for if you want to make a regular recipe healthier.
Want to make your own kefir?
Now, you don't necessarily have to use homemade kefir for this recipe. But I find that it makes it all the more delicious!
I offer a video tutorial on how to make kefir here. I made this video because I'm a visual learner and I find it easier to learn by watching someone else do the process first. So, for those of you like me, I hope it helps.
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- 3 c. kefir
- 1 c. frozen fruit strawberries, peaches, blueberries, bananas ...
- ½ - ¾ c. honey adjust to taste - we like them tangy!
- Blend all ingredients in blender -I blend just until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer.
- Freezing time varies but mine are frozen in about 8 hours.
- Serve and Enjoy!
Want to make your own kefir?Now, you don't necessarily have to use homemade kefir for this recipe. But I find that it makes it all the more delicious! I offer a video tutorial on how to make kefir here. I made this video because I'm a visual learner and I find it easier to learn by watching someone else do the process first. When I'm making a new recipe, I like to know about every step and every ingredient that goes into making it, so I want to extend that courtesy to all of you.