This is a sponsored half on behalf o Zipzicle popsicles. I reached out to them because I love their product. All opinions and the recipe is my own.
My daughter had a sore throat and fever. We went to the doctor, afraid we were up against strep throat. It turns out it was just a virus, and we had to sit it out. The doctor encouraged us to have some tea with honey and lemon. On the drive home, my daughter informed me that she didn’t like tea or honey. She didn’t want tea. She wanted popsicles and Gatorade. A light bulb went off, which is when I decided to create these Healing Honey Lemon Vanilla Popsicles. She loved them, and we definitely wanted to share them with you. To make them even more appealing and fun, I put them in Zipzicle pouches. For more sore throat ideas, check out my natural sore throat remedies.
Having a sore throat is never fun. Nobody likes to be sick. I know that popsicles tend to feel soothing on a throat that hurts. Combining the doctor recommended tea, honey and lemons with the flavor of Gatorade with added electrolytes that my daughter thinks tastes great when she is sick is the recipe for a winning popsicle. We all loved this tasty and comforting popsicle. If your kids are a bit more adventurous, you could also add ginger, which contains chemicals known as sesquiterpenes that specifically fight rhinoviruses. You can also add some salt, which reduces inflammation.
Kids love push popsicles. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to find a popsicle holder. That is when I ran into Zipzicle pouches, which I knew would make these healing popsicles even more desirable for my kids. I love the story behind why these pouches were created. I also love that the company has a history of giving back. While we are obviously using Zipzicles during the flu and cold season, they will also be enjoyed in our family throughout the warmer summer months. Making homemade popsicles means you control the ingredients, making it safer and all natural. They are great for on-the-go snacking and perfect for making popsicles in bulk. We like to take the leftover smoothies and turn them into popsicles too. It’s now even easier that I’ve learned about Zipzicle pouches. Zipzicle pouches can be re-used or recycled.
Ingredients Needed to Make Healing Honey Lemon Vanilla Popsicles (makes 11)
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2 Tea Bags of Honey Vanilla Chamomile Tea or Another Favorite Tea with Similar Flavors
2 cups Boiling Water
2 cups Lemon-Lime Gatorade or Powerade (Hydrate or flavored coconut water is another option)
2 Tbsp Honey (organic, raw honey will be the best for healing)
1/2 tsp Vanilla (this is my favorite Mexican vanilla)
How to Make Healing Honey Lemon Vanilla Popsicles
- Boil water and steep tea in the water.
- Remove tea bags and add gatorade, honey, lemons and vanilla.
- Fill Zipzicle pouches to the indicated line.
I hope you and your kids enjoy these popsicles and find them soothing next time sickness invades. They are simple to make and enjoyable to eat.