Homemade Treats

by Lexi Myer

It’s July. It’s hot, it’s humid, and the family is outside enjoying some fun in the sun. You want treats that are going to help keep them cool and hydrated, but still taste good! Here are a couple of options of fun, family friendly treats to have for your family to enjoy!

  • Infused water: You can find fruit infusion pitchers all over the place now. They are an easy and delicious way to drink more water! All you have to do is cut up some fruit, and put it into the middle of the pitcher.
  • Homemade Popsicles: This is a healthier alternative to the store-bought ones that you can get. They are easy to make and only have 6 ingredients!Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles (realsimple.com): 1 pound of strawberries, 1 cup buttermilk, 1 cup greek yogurt, ½ cup of honey, and a pinch of fine salt. Puree all of the ingredients in a blender, and then pour the mixture evenly into ice-pop molds and put an ice-pop stick in it. Freeze for at least 4 hours and keep for up to 4 days.
  • Homemade Frozen Yogurt (countryliving.com): A healthier alternative to homemade ice cream, and this recipe comes in at only 6 ingredients as well! Add in fruit to add extra flavor and color.Vanilla Frozen Yogurt: 3 cups plain 2% reduced fat Greek yogurt, 2 cups half and half, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract, and ¼ tsp Kosher salt. Wisk together all ingredients until sugar dissolves and let stand for 5 minutes. Chill for 2 hours or until very cold. Pour the mixture into bowl of an electronic ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze for 1 hour before serving. Store up to 1 week.

Stay cool and enjoy the rest of the summer!

About Lexi MyerLexi

St. Louis Cardinals fan, Mom of one daughter, and Insurance Agent!
Direct Phone – 913-754-3836

Lexi started at MAX in June of 2016, and has 2 years of experience in the insurance industry. Lexi enjoys spending time with her husband, newborn baby girl, and Chihuahua/Beagle mix Ted. Lexi and her family are big St. Louis Cardinals baseball fans and travel to see them whenever they can. She also works with students of the University of Kansas (KU) as her husband is a campus pastor there.

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