Making Popsicles

by Josée

I have fond memories of eating homemade Popsicles as a child. We’d pull the Popsicle mold out of the frosty freezer, run it under hot water and sit on the back deck with our Popsicles slurping away. Ah yes, the joy of a homemade ice treat. Now that summer is finally on its way, it’s time to make some of these tasty treats.

So… the first thing I did was buys a couple Popsicle molds. It’s a good first step, although you don’t really need one if you’re creative. The first mold I found was a plastic one at the grocery store. It makes nice small pops, perfect size for a toddler. The second I purchased from the The Tickle Truck as a birthday present from my FIL. I had been eying this stainless steal Popsicle mold for some time. I’ve read a few blog posts about it – like here.

Pops!: Icy Treats for EveryoneWhen I first got it. I place it proudly on our kitchen counters. We all admired it’s shininess and sleek design. Once we got tired of staring at this space like Popsicle mold I decided that it was time for a test drive. I picked a recipe from Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone – Banana Date Popsicles (recipe to follow). They turned out delicious and healthy but the texture was a little strange. It’s like chewing on frozen smoothie.

How did the fancy Popsicle mold perform? Welll…when I inserted the sticks into the mold one of the little plastic bits pushed through and I had to fish it out of the mold and re-insert it (oh bother!). I remedied this problem by pushing the stick in slowly instead of jabbing it in. When the pops were ready they came out of the molds beautifully and the drip catcher worked nicely. The biggest con to this mold (besides the price – yikes!) is the wooden sticks, I hope I can find some reusable sticks – any ideas?

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Mrs. T June 14, 2010 - 3:58 am

hmmm….what about a thick plastic resuable straw?
or a thick chopstick?
Brian wonders if a small plastic/metal spoon (I think called a demitasse spoon) might work? or maybe you could test drive a couple of plastic infant spoons?
….he (Bri) dosen't read your blog (he dosen't even read mine, the brat ; )….but I picked his brain for ideas! Let us know what you end up going with!

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