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!
*This was originally featured on a site I previously owned called TastyHomemadePopsicles.com which no longer exists.
Liz is a just a mom trying to keep it real about how little she sleeps, how often she gets puked on and how much she loves them. You can find her here every day writing about real-mom moments.
Benjamin Adams says
This is such a good idea, I never thought of putting it in a popsicle! My kids are the same and refuse to take anything remotely disgusting or mediciney. I used to make them a cup of warm water, lemon and honey which they didn’t mind but sometimes sore throats do happen in summer and they want something cooling then. I’ll definitely be using this next time!
How many tea bags are you using per 8 oz of lemonade?
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Darcy Phillips says
will this type of thing work with any kind of immune boosting items? My kids love the outdoors but with the way our weather is and the whole covid 19 rise and fall I want to try and keep them hydrated and healthy.