These simple cookies and milk popsicles are going to be your kids new favorite summer treat. These easy ice pops are easy to put together and can be customized using your favorite cookies!
I never really had any grand visions and plans for my daughter when she was little. That's unusual, I suppose. Instead I had guidelines and general ideas of what I wanted for my daughter. One of them was for her to eat a wide variety of food and actually want to eat healthily and nutritiously. Luckily, that is exactly how she likes to eat. She will try anything if you tell her it will make her strong and healthy. She loves eating vegetables and even more surprisingly, can't get enough milk.
I've never been a big milk drinker in my life, but my daughter is obsessed. She asks for milk whenever possible and drinks it at nearly every meal. It makes me so proud of her because of how nutrient-packed milk is (with 9 essential nutrients, including 8 grams of high-quality protein per 8 ounce serving) meaning I can be sure her diet is well-balanced.
During the summer, we try to find more creative ways for her to enjoy her milk while still being cool. Our favorite way is to make these cookies and milk popsicles. They are creamy and refreshing with chunks of cookie. It's amazing and I admit to sneaking quite a few of these on my own. Really, the base is almost like ice cream, only much more nutritious with the lower fat milk and using maple syrup instead of granulated sugar.
What I didn't realize about milk is that so many children don't have regular access to milk during the summer months. In fact, that number is roughly 22 million when they lose their free/reduced school meals that provide them milk. And food banks aren't able to help much either due to their limited supply that leaves them with the ability to only provide less than a gallon of milk per person per year. Fortunately, with a program like milklife.com/give, you can donate to help give children the milk they need to grow. Just $5 can make a huge difference. This is made possible by The Great American Milk Drive, which is a collaborative effort between Feeding America, America’s dairy farmers and milk companies which use the donations to provide milk to children who need it. So far they've been able to provide 12 million servings to families in America.
So make a difference, if you can, and in the mean time, make a double batch of these cookies and milk popsicles and maaaaaybe give your kids one or two. The rest? Quality control. 😉
Cookies and Milk Popsicles
- 1 cups milk
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoons vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
- 3 -4 cookies
- Mix together the milk, cream, maple syrup, and vanilla together.
- Evenly divide the milk mixture into the popsicle molds, leaving some space in the molds.
- Break up the cookies into small pieces and divide among the popsicle molds. Push down into the milk.
- Freeze for about 45 minutes, then insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours.
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Hannah Hossack-Lodge (Domestic Gothess) says
Screw making these for kids, I would happily devour the batch myself...they look delicious!
Honestly? I didn't give any to my kid... well, I couldn't. Cause I ate them all! Thankfully she can't read and find out the freezer fairy didn't eat them haha
Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says
Totally drooling over these incredible looking popsicles, want them in my life asap!
Sarah @ Snixy Kitchen says
1. I want these popsicles right now - it's too hot here and I could go for some chilled cookies and milk! 2. I need to learn your ways for how you got your daughter to WANT to eat healthy! We've still a couple months away from this baby getting food, but I've got those same goals!
I definitely think it started when she started eating solids. I made her baby food and always had her try all kinds of foods such as persimmon, lychee, etc. Her favorite was eggplant with homemade chicken broth. I also didn't let her even know there was such a thing as fast food until she was almost 4, and even then the worse it got was Panera. I think your little one will end up doing just fine!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
Wow, you're lucky your daughter loves her milk Amanda! One less fight to have! These pops look and sound so delicious and so easy! Perfect for summer!
Keri justice says
My kids drink milk with just about every meal. Especially in the mornings.
Jennifer Bay says
My son has to have his milk first thing every morning to get his day started!
Jamie Martin says
Milk helps keep me strong whilst I hike.
Tiffany Banks says
Milk fuels my summer because I drink it every morning & it keeps me going for the rest of the day!