Beat the Heat - Popsicle Sticks
A sure-fire way to beat the heat! These homemade popsicle sticks are easy to make and totally customisable - fill them up with OJ, Milo, Cranberry Juice, smoothies, even coffee! (if you're making them for the adults, of course)
The weather is getting warmer here in Singapore and as I was rummaging through my kitchen cabinets just over the weekend I found these long plastic packets that we used to fill with this sour plum juice that we would make and then freeze them and have as snacks on a hot day. That started me on the idea of making a batch for my kids to tide them (and me) over their occasional little tantrums or a particularly warm afternoon (almost everyday nowadays).
I made this first batch with freshly squeezed orange juice and Ribena. For the Ribena, I made sure to mix the cordial with more water than instructed so that the drink wouldn't be too sweet. And of course, absolutely NO added sugar in the orange juice. Popsicle sticks will work wonders to soothe your child if he/she is in the midst of some painful teething, just fill a bag up with their favourite drink, and let them slowly suck on one, it will make their life (and yours easier). I plan to grab myself a big box of sour plums and make like 2 dozen sticks of sour plum popsicles for myself - I am a dead sucker for anything sour.
The plastic bags/containers for these popsicle sticks can be found in Singapore at any SKP shops, and I also found some available at Amazon -- Ice Candy Bags 100-Piece