- Dish type
This is delicious for a party because all you need is apple juice and lemonade or sparkling water, and of course, an ice cube tray :P
2 people made this
- apple juice (preferably not cloudy)
- sparkling water or lemonade
- an ice cube tray
- 1 tsp caster sugar
MethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5min
- Take out a jug and pour your apple juice in (not much). Pour in lemonade or sparkling water. Add a teaspoon of sugar and mix it well until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Take out your ice cube tray and pour in the mixture. Freeze. After a good while take out your ice cube tray and put the ice cube into a glass of water. Delicious!
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Reviews in English (2)
i love it my cousins love it brill-29 Aug 2013
I loved this recipe. i added it to my sodas, the kids loved it!-29 Nov 2008
Fizzy Epsom Salt Bath Cubes
Here's a super easy way to make your own bath cubes out of epsom salts! These little guys make great gifts, and are an inexpensive alternative to bath bombs. Please visit our blog for more DIYs and adventures! We love making new friends and adore comments from our readers. Come see us anytime at www.pearllovesearl.com. Thanks!
Let's get started! You'll need:
* 5-10 drops of essential oil - I use eucalyptus and spearmint
Stir ingredients in a bowl until combined. Scoop up a spoonful of the mixture and drop into the silicone mold. Pack tightly with your fingers, then add another scoop and pack it down. Follow this system until you've filled each mold in the tray to the top.
Let it sit overnight to a few days. Turn the mold upside down and gently push the silicone in to remove each cube from the tray. Put in a jar or sachet to keep near the tub, or toss a few in some warm water and enjoy.
To do our colourful baking soda and vinegar experiment, you’ll need:
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- box of baking soda (also known as bicarb soda)
- small bowl of white vinegar (also known as a pipette) or liquid watercolours or a messy craft mat
We did several science activities yesterday, and according to the hooligan you see in the photo above, this was the best “spare-a-mint” of the day.
I’m guessing it’s because it had the goopiest results for her to dig her hands into. This little one just loves getting messy when she plays.
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Outdoor Mud Kitchen Smoothie bar
Why not try setting up an outdoor mud kitchen smoothie bar for kids?! Set out a range of natural objects and let kids mix and choose their own mud smoothies! Here&rsquos some things you could try&hellip..
- Dried Flowers
- Dried rice or pasta
- Pine Cones
- Coloured Water
- Small Pebbles
- If your short on time &ndash Gelli Baff is perfect for quick and easy mud kitchen potion set up, you will need to hose down afterwards though!
Ice flower ice cubes and cornflour
This is a great outdoor mud kitchen recipe idea for hot days! Freeze some ice cubes and drop them into some cornflour. As the ice cubes melt &ndash it will turn into a gloopy mess, a bit like oobleck and it also feels like cold marshmallows. Kids love playing with the texture of this!
Outdoor Garden Potion Mud Kitchen Recipes for Kids
Broken pieces of chalk, vinegar and bicarbonate of soda and washing up liquid
Fill a jar half way with vinegar, then stir in bits of broken chalk. Next add a big squeeze of washing up liquid and a liberal helping of crushed petals! Slowly add the bicarbonate of soda, the potion will bubble and froth, fizzing out over the jar and making a gorgeous, colourful potion! The vinegar will break down the chalk and so you&rsquoll be left with the a colourful chalk mixture you can paint with and it will wash off easily!
Garden Cupboard Potions
Got some leftover food or spices that have gone off? Have a good old clear out of the kitchen cupboard and let your kids run wild making potions!
Watch the Video Tutorial Here
1. Add 1-2 drops of food coloring to 2 tablespoons of water (you can also skip the food coloring to make the eggs white).
2. Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to a bowl. Then add the food colored water to the baking soda and mix.
Note – if you would like to make a larger batch of just one color, mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of water.
Mix until it becomes a crumbly texture you can mold. Repeat for each color you would like to make. If you find the mixture feels too wet to mold, add a little more baking soda in.
3. Take some of the baking soda mixture and place a mini dinosaur inside.
Add more of the mixture on top of the dinosaur and form into an egg shape.
If the mixture feels too wet to mold into an egg, add more baking soda to it.
4. Optional – freeze for 15 minutes. The freezing will help keep the eggs together but you can also just add the vinegar right away!
5. Now you can use a dropper with vinegar to watch the dinosaur egg “fizz” away and see the dinosaur inside.
Kids will love hatching these dinosaur eggs! We matched the dinosaur colors to the eggs but you could also do surprise colored dinosaurs inside if you make white eggs.
Fizzy Color Cubes
Create special colored ice cubes that fizz outside on the concrete for some fun in the sun! Here are step-by-step directions for the activity, including pictures and expanded questions to discuss with the children. This activity requires freeze time, so plan to provide other activities while waiting.
Please note: This activity is messy. Be sure the children are wearing clothing that can get dirty. Depending on the paint you use, clothing might stain.
What You’ll Need:
- large bowl
- small bowls
- ice cube tray
- measuring cups
- baking soda
- tempera paint
- squeeze bottles
Step 1: Add ¼ cup baking soda and ¼ cup cornstarch to a large bowl. Add ½ cup water, and mix until all the powder has dissolved. (This will take a few minutes.)
Step 2: Pour the milky solution into separate smaller bowls. Squirt a bit of tempera paint into each bowl and stir until the desired color is achieved. (The paint will appear lumpy and separated at first. Keep stirring until the mixture is smooth.) Primary colors will work best to maximize the blending effect. (I only had these colors available for my sample.)
Please note: I first tried this activity using food coloring. I found the colors did not show up or blend as well on the cement. Powdered or liquid tempera paint works best.
Step 3: Carefully pour the colored mixture into an ice cube tray, filling each section about ½- ¾ full. (Do not overfill or the mixture will run into the next section, as you can see with the blue paint below.) If you double this recipe, you will need more than one ice cube tray. Freeze several hours.
Step 4: Remove the tray from the freezer. Run a bit of warm water over the bottom of the tray to loosen the cubes. (You may notice a frosty appearance on the cubes as shown. This should not affect the outcome of the activity.) Place the cubes in a bowl to take outside. You might wish to allow the children to feel the cubes at this point. Ask, “How do the cubes feel? Are they smooth or bumpy?” Does any color rub off onto the children’s hands?
Before heading outside, fill some squeeze bottles with vinegar. The more vinegar you use, the more fizzing action you’ll see.
Step 5: Invite the children to place the cubes on a section of cement designated for this activity. If you have made several, consider stacking some of the cubes. If you used primary colors, place the cubes close to one another in order for colors to blend easily. The children may even wish to create a pattern as they line the cubes on the cement.
Step 6: Offer the vinegar-filled squeezed bottles to the children, and invite them to squirt the vinegar directly onto the colored cubes. What happens? Ask, “Why do you think the cubes fizz when you squeeze vinegar onto them?” As the vinegar interacts with the baking soda in the frozen cube, a reaction takes place, causing the cube to fizz. Give the children a few moments to watch the cubes fizz. Have them listen closely to see if they can hear a fizzing sound coming from the cubes.
Extension: Add some water to a squeeze bottle and have the children squirt the water onto the cubes. Do they fizz?
Step 7: Once the fizzing stops, the colors will begin to flow from the melting cubes. If it’s hot and sunny, the cubes will melt faster. Invite the children to rub the cubes against the wet ground to create more color. Talk about what happens when the colors run together. Do new colors form?
Extension: Wet the cement area with water, and invite the children to rub the cubes over the wet ground until they completely melt to create a rainbow of messy fun!
After reading this, head on over to your local dollar store because ice trays are cheap! You can probably pick up a bundle of three.
Fat Girl Trapped In A Skinny Body Source: Fat Girl Trapped In A Skinny Body
Stop wasting money on expensive pre-packaged baby food at the grocery store. Making your own is super easy, and super affordable. Check out the easy recipes here.
Detailed instructions with step-by-step photos
In a mortar and pestle, take 8-10 mint leaves (torn roughly), ¼ inch ginger, 1 inch piece of lemon slice (optional) and 1 tea spoon water.
8-10 mint leaves 1/4 inch piece of ginger, cut into small bits 1 inch lemon slice 1 tea spoon water
Crush everything gently to release all the delicious flavors and essential oils.
Take special care while crushing the lemon slice. Excess pounding will make it bitter.
Transfer this to a serving glass.
Transfer to a serving glass
Add 1 teaspoon black salt, a pinch of roasted cumin seeds and crushed black pepper.
1 tea spoon black salt A pinch of roasted cumin seeds A pinch of crushed black pepper
Squeeze out the juice from half a lemon.
Juice from half a lemon
Mix to combine everything
8-10 ice cubes
Pour in 400 ml of chilled soda water gently over the sides of the glass to prevent excess fizzing.
Pour in 400 ml chilled soda water
Give a gentle mix and serve immediately.
Gentle mix, serve chilled
That’s it, we are ready to chill this summer! Hope you guys will make it soon and let me know how it turned out. Till then, I am off to drink my lemon soda and experiment with more summer special recipes!
Carbonating Fruit in Soda Siphon or ISI Whip
Another method of carbonating fruit is to use a soda siphon or ISI Whip. This method results in more carbonated fruit than the dry ice method thanks to the pressure in the container. Do not try pressurizing a container that has not been designed to withstand high pressures.
1- Cut the fruit in bite size pieces as if you were making a fruit salad. Grapes should be cut in half or they will burst due to the pressure and thin skin. This is to speed the carbonation process and increase the level of carbonation.
2- Place the fruit in a soda siphon or ISI Whip and charge it with CO2. If using an ISI Whip, do not charge it with the N2O cream chargers or the fruit will not taste fizzy. Charge the ISI Whip with the CO2 ISI soda chargers which are the same size as the cream chargers.
3- Store the soda siphon or ISI Whip in the fridge to keep it cold and increase the amount of CO2 that dissolves in the fruit. Keep it in the fridge overnight.
4- Release the pressure in the siphon or ISI Whip before unscrewing the top.
5- Unscrew the top and serve. Fruit should be eaten within 15 minutes or the carbonation will be lost.
- Try fizzy grapes with champagne or with cheese
- Carbonate the grapes on the vine
- Try sangria with fizzy fruit
- Try carbonating spherification spheres like the Spherical Pear Elderflower Martini