Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mom's Ice Chest Challenge #BahnCooler

***Disclosure-This is a USFG sponsored post.  As always, any and all opinions stated are my own based on my personal experience.

Summer is here and it is HOT.  All I want to do is hit a water park.  Just this weekend my husband was asking me when are we going to go to Schlitterbahn.  Schlitterbahn is so close to home.  Like I have told you before their water park is huge and it has outdoor and indoor amenities.  The last time we visited we brought our ice chest full of food to fuel us for the day.  We didn't have to wait in line when it was time to eat.  And I had healthy snacks for everyone to enjoy.

One of my favorite things I like doing is freezing fruit.  This also works to keep anything else in the cooler cool all day because you know at the water park you lose track of time.  And when the kids get hungry, especially my little toddler, they just want to grab and go back to the water.  Putting fruit on popsicle sticks is so easy and you can do many combinations.  You not only can do fruit but you can make a fresh snack.  When I was little we use to make these all the time.

Charamuscas (Icee To Go)

Items Needed:
-plastic bags (sandwich size)
-drink, juice, etc

Make any kind of juice you want.  I like making fresh juice on my juicer.  Chop up some fruit.  Fill the plastic bag with drink and fruit.  If you do not want fruit, then skip adding fruit.  Tie the bag and stick in the freezer.  These do not take long to make and are so good.  We can pack them in your ice cooler as a drink and it also acts like ice for the cooler.

We love making these in the summer for the kids to just grab and go.  You can also do milk for the toddler.  My mom use to make use strawberry milk of chocolate milk ones growing up.  If anything by the time you are ready to eat you can use it as a drink if you didn't want it frozen.

I need to ask the kids which ones they want and make some prior to our trip to Schlitterbahn.  Packing our picnic of food and drinks is always a family affair, so everyone gets what they want.  So glad we can bring ice chest, that is one less thing I have to worry about, oh and parking fees too.

Do you have any recipes to share?  I would love to see what you all pack, maybe I can add it to my picnic.

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