Today was another snow day in Northern Virginia. To keep my kids from flushing each other down the toilet, I try to think of things to do to keep them occupied. Today we used the snow to our advantage and made Snow Pops. This treat not only makes for a fun indoor activity on a crappy day, but you can prepare them ahead of time for a playdate snack or party. My kids LOVED them.
The basic mix comes from my mother-in-law who made it for Husband when he was little. I added a couple of my own touches to make it colorful and pretty. One of these personal touches includes the decision to make it healthier by using almond milk.
- 3 cups of snow
- 2 tablespoons of raw sugar
- 1/4 cup of milk (I used sweetened almond milk)
- popsicle sticks, straws, or other sticks for holding the Snow Pop
- food coloring (optional)
- rubber shape molds
|The mix should look slushy.|
If you’re like me, and food coloring makes you cringe, then avoid this step. For the sake of this blog, I let the kids add some color. Take out your molds and spoon in the mixture. Add just a tiny drop to each shape and mix with a tiny spoon. I used my 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon.
|Shockingly my sons wanted blue.|
|Cut the pointy ends for safety purposes.|