Cool Recipes to Try This Summer

June 16, 2022

Summer is here and so is the heat! Try some of these kid-friendly recipes to keep cool during the summer months that kids and parents can make together!  

Frozen Berry and Yogurt Pops  


10 plastic or paper cups (3 ounces each)

2-3/4 cups fat-free honey Greek yogurt

1 cup mixed fresh berries

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoons sugar

10 wooden pop sticks 


1.   Fill each cup with about 1/4 cup yogurt.

2.   Place berries, water and sugar in a food processor; pulse until berries are finely chopped.

3.   Spoon 1-1/2 tablespoons berry mixture into each cup.

4.   Stir gently with a pop stick to swirl.

5.   Top cups with foil; insert pop sticks through foil.

6.   Freeze until firm. 

Strawberry Watermelon Slushie  


1/3 cup lemon juice

1/3 cup sugar

2 cups cubed seedless watermelon

2 cups fresh strawberries, halved

2 cups ice cubes 


1.   Place first 4 ingredients in a blender

2.   Cover and process until smooth.

3.   Add ice; process, covered, until slushy.

4.   Serve immediately. 

Fudge Pops 


1 package (3.4 ounces) cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix

3 cups whole milk

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

Freezer pop molds or paper cups (3 ounces each)

wooden pop sticks 


1.   In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine pudding, milk and sugar; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.

2.   Cool 30 minutes, stirring often. Fold in cream.

3.   Pour into pop molds or 3-oz. paper cups; attach lids to molds, or if using cups, top with foil and insert pop sticks through foil.

4.   Freeze until firm, 3-4 hours. 

It is finally summer and our students are so excited to spend their days at Optimus at our Summer Program. We have lots of classes that our students will take, but one of our students favorites is our cooking classes. For more information about our Summer Program, please visit our website at: OLS Summer Program!  

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