Easy popsicle recipes are a favorite among Gym Craft Laundry readers. Considering that the bulk of my traffic comes from Florida, Texas, and California, I am not surprised.
After promising to compile my recipes into a book for the last few years, I’ve finally done it! It’s almost ready to launch. I’ve added tons of new recipes and gone into detail on the why I chose the ingredients I use in each one.
Why I started making homemade popsicles
When my youngest, Pea (9), was about a year and a half old, she went from being the sweetest and quietest baby to a holy terror over night. She rarely cried as a baby and was suddenly crying all the time.
She cried every night. It turned out she had recurrent ear infections.
Hives would randomnly pop up on her sensitive skin. Her doctor diagnosed her with multiple allergies – food, environmental, and animal.
She refused to put weight on one leg. (This one took about a year and a half to diagnose.) We eventually found out that she had an autoimmune disease, Juvenile Arthritis.
So from the time she was about 18 months old, she was almost always on some sort of prescribed medication.
Now my little girl is a fighter. She’s dealt with a life time of pain. And though she is always the smallest kid in her class, she is probably one of the strongest.
I tried pacifiers that dispensed medication. She would spit it out.
We mixed her meds in applesauce. We’d be covered in apple sauce.
When my husband was home, he would hold her down and I would shove the syringe down her throat. Unfortunately, my husband was working overseas for most of her toddlerhood.
I finally came up with a medicine hack that worked. I would give her a popsicle to numb her tongue. Then give her the medicine and hurriedly stick the pop back into her mouth.
Considering she was on several medications that had to be taken at different times throughout the day, she was on a steady diet of sugar laden popsicles. That, along with the rage inducing prednisone that she was also taking at the time, made life even more difficult!
So I began to make healthier versions using whole fruit and other tasty ingredients. Her sugar intake was drastically reduced. Plus, she would have dairy free versions of our favorite ice cream flavors. (She is allergic to milk.)
Pre-Order the book now!!!
As you can see, Pea was instrumental in the making of this book! I am teaching a class on pops with a purpose in Minnesota June 21-22. I would love to bring her with me.
She loved popsicles lol
We are taking pre-orders in an attempt to earn her air fare. So if you love popsicles, you can pre-order the ebook for almost half off of the launch price.
The ebook will be launching for $9.99 and the print book will be $14.99.
I am selling pre-orders of the ebook for $5.99 and copies of the printed version for $9.99 (to be shipped out after July 1st.)
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