These sore throat popsicles for kids have been such a hit at our house! A sore throat for a child is a really hard thing to handle because a lot of the things that usually make me feel better don’t work for them. Cough drops for instance are something we could never trust our children with! And the sore throat tea I can manage to choke down? They won’t even take a sip.
DIY Sore Throat Popsicles
One thing that I love doing in parenting is sneaking in things that they never know is there. Like these yummy banana and peanut butter muffins that have carrots inside. Since I know I can’t get my children to drink the throat coat tea that I know will help them feel better, I put it in a popsicle!
- 8 oz Sugar Free Lemonade
- 2 tablespoons Honey
- Traditional Medicinals Just for Kids Throat Coat Tea (you can use the regular version of this tea as well)
Honey has antibacterial properties and also acts as a hypertonic osmotic, which means that it draws water out of inflamed tissue. This reduces swelling and discomfort.
Make the tea as directed on the the box and while it is still hot, add in honey and stir until it’s melted. Then, add in your lemonade and pour into a popsicle mold. They sell these everywhere, even at the local grocery store.
It only takes an hour or two for them to freeze (if you want them instantly, try a Zoku) and they are ready to eat. The combination of the ingredients plus the coolness of a cold popsicle will soothe their throat!