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.
When 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?