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No-Drip Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles, by Dominique Walker, MACCCSLP

This is a fun project with minimal ingredients required. If you’re sensitive to red dye or avoiding added sugars, you can substitute a different flavor of gelatin dessert, use sugar-free gelatin, or use water instead of lemonade.

Because this recipe only has a few steps, it’s great for discussing sequencing concepts such as first, then, next, and last. Let older children read the instructions themselves, gather the materials, and tell you what should happen next. This is a fun, low risk opportunity for kids of many ages to practice their sequencing, planning, and organization skills. And when you’re finished, you get a popsicle!

Popsicle mold
– OR –
5 oz paper cups and popsicle sticks
2-cup measuring cup with spout

1 small(3oz) box strawberry gelatin dessert mix
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold lemonade

1. Boil water in a kettle or pot. Carefully pour 1 cup of boiling water into your measuring cup.
2. Mix gelatin powder into boiling water. Stir for 2 minutes until fully dissolved.
3. Stir 1 cup of cold lemonade into the measuring cup.
4. Pour the gelatin mixture into the popsicle molds.*
5. Place the popsicle molds into the freezer for 5 hours or until completely frozen.
*If you are using paper cups and popsicle sticks, fill your cups ¾ of the way full with your gelatin mixture. Freeze for 2 hours, insert sticks, then return to the freezer for 3 more hours or until completely frozen.


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Melissa Masterino-Clack