Popsicles are fun any time of the year. Try these yummy Tricolor Ice Pops packed with fruits and veggies from Kid Chef Junior that kids will love!Jump to Recipe
If you’ve read my blog for any length of time, you’ve surely seen photos of my boys helping in the kitchen. They both enjoy cooking and have learned a lot already. Of course, Tyler likes to do the cooking and baking, while Ryan is our own little personal taste-tester. But they both loved these Tricolor Ice Pops!
Note: I was given an advanced copy of Kid Chef Junior in exchange for a review of the book. All opinions are my own.
When I was given the opportunity to view an advanced review copy of Kid Chef Junior, I was so excited to see what new kid-friendly foods we could try together.
The boys have a few kids cookbooks that we’ve gotten over the last year or two, but this is by far my favorite.
The book starts with information for the parents. It reminds us that we need to let our kids try using the cooking tools and gadgets. I know it’s scary to think of your 4-year-old using a knife, but they have to learn somehow!
Kid Chef Junior includes a note to the parents and a note to the kids that you can read together. There’s also an explanation of the recipe ratings used to determine which recipes are easy and which are more difficult.
The book has a wonderful section about the basic rules of the kitchen to help keep everyone safe. There’s an explanation of all of the symbols used throughout the recipes, a basic overview on how to follow a recipe, and the equipment you’ll need.
After the introduction, you’ll dive right into the recipes. This is my absolute favorite part of the book. Not just for the recipes themselves, but also because of the presentation of each recipe.
It’s very easy to find everything you need to know about a recipe before starting. The difficulty, how much it makes, how long it takes. There’s a list of every single kitchen tool you will need as well as the ingredients list.
One of the best pieces of information is the allergy list. We don’t have any major allergies in my family, but I know my sister has to watch certain foods for my nephew and we have friends with allergies. There’s a very easy-to-spot notice if a recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, etc.
It isn’t just the recipes that make Kid Chef Junior so unique, but all the little extras. Of course, since we blog about most of our food adventures, I have photos that are dated with when we make everything.
But most people aren’t photographing every time they are in the kitchen. Along with each recipe, there’s a place to write when you made it, how it tasted, who you made it with, and what you would or wouldn’t do next time.
These are all things that I make note of mentally or on my blog posts, so it’s a great idea to have it right on the page. I’ve seen my aunt write “excellent” or “add pecans” on a printed recipe, but now it’s incorporated into the book.
Buy The Book
If you want to pick up your own copy of Kid Chef Junior, you can find it on Amazon here.
Step by Step
Since we had this new cookbook full of recipes we haven’t tried before, the boys and I decided to make something. They looked through it with me and we decided to make the Tricolor Ice Pops.
As always, the boys had a great time making the recipe with me. Although, neither of them really like hearing the blender, so had to cover their ears for that.
Since we live in SE Texas, it’s still pretty hot here. Meaning popsicles are welcome when they are playing outside. My in-laws have a popsicle mold, so we borrowed that and decided to try to make them ourselves.
This was the first time I had ever made popsicles, so we followed the steps in Kid Chef Junior to the letter.
Originally Published On: October 1, 2018
Last Updated On: March 26, 2020
Tricolor Ice Pops
- 1 cup mango (frozen)
- 1/2 banana
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1 kiwi
- 1/2 cup honeydew (chopped)
- 1 handful baby spinach
- 5 strawberries (frozen)
- In a blender, combine the mango and banana with 1/2 cup of water
- Pour the yellow layer into the bottom of the popsicle molds
- Freeze for 30 minutes
- Peel the kiwi and blend that with the spinach and 1/2 cup of water
- Pour the green layer over the yellow layer
- Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes
- Blend the strawberries with 1/4 cup of water
- Pour the red layer on top of the green layer
- Put the lids with the popsicle sticks on
- Freeze for 4-6 hours, until completely frozen and set
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
19 thoughts on “Tricolor Ice Pops + Cookbook Review”
And fun for kids – and they look so yummy!
Covering his ears when the blender goes on is the cutest thing I’ve seen all week! I feel you my man! I feel you! Hugs!
Those ice pops are awesome! It’s so much fun when you can get kids involved in making food, and this looks like a delicious way to do it!
I love these! I hope they’re not just for kids, cause I want to make them for myself too! x
This reminds me of my childhood. Ice pops are still my favorite summer treat, especially on hot sunny days.
Those look delicious! I have an appetite like a kid so I have a feeling I’d enjoy these too, lol!
This is great! I think it’s wonderful to involve kids in the kitchen. It’s quality time together and they can learn so much. My little one is just starting to be able to help, and it’s been so fun, albeit a little messy. 😀
Yummy Popsicle. This is so fun to eat for kids and I’m pretty sure they love it.
These popsicles look amazing! I absolutely love how they have real fruit in them! My son would love them…. if i dont eat them all first
I think all recipe books should have a note section so that you can keep track of when you made it, if you liked it, and any adjustments! Kids cookbooks are so awesome, I love that they make it easy for kids to follow along. These look delicious!
It is always awesome when kids are in the kitchen instead of on their electronics! Ice pops look yummy too!
My kids absolutely love popsicles. These would be such a huge hit in our house.
Oh wow these look super duper refreshing. also, love how you have used fresh fruit to make them – much healthier x
These ice pops are fun, when kids involved in making food then these little hands can make everything possible, and these ice pops are looking so yummm.
Your boys are adorable! These pops look yummy. My daughter has three little girls (ages about 21 months, 4, and 6) and they also love helping in the kitchen. I bet they would love this cookbook, and this recipe especially. I’m going to share this post with my daughter.
Thats an interesting book. I bet it would be so much fun for the kids. I might look into it
I loved pizza bagels as a kid
Mac & cheese.
Pizza has always been my favorite meal even when I was a small child.