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How to make Popsicles that Mom will even love

Updated on September 5, 2013

Popsicles

Ice pop, freezie, Popsicle, yummy summer time treat, ice lolly, ice block, freeze pop are all names for Popsicles.

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Summer

Summer is upon us in the Midwest and I have realized why Popsicle exist. I have been trying to get my kids to come inside and re hydrate themselves and the mission has been almost impossible. My kids love the hot summer weather to play outside, but getting them to drink enough water or liquid to keep them safe outside is important.

I offer Popsicle and immediately they come running. My kids love Popsicles and I am amazed by what they will do to get a Popsicle, clean rooms for me yeah! I am not a huge fan of all the lovely coloring in the Popsicle that are on the market. My kids faces, hands, and tongues all turn various shades of different colors. Although I do love the flavor ice tubes that are super cheap especially when neighbor kids pop over. i must be a sucker because the neighbor kids seem to have a knack for showing up as Popsicles are being served.

I like to cool off with Popsicle too but not to the extreme of turning my tongue blue, red, or purple.

Homemade Popsicles

I found a Popsicles makers a few places for extremely cheap. Try the dollar store or Targets dollar spot. The one I got cost a dollar last year and I hadn't had the chance to use it yet. I decided yesterday was the day to make Popsicles.

I used a generic crystal light product from Walmart and mixed it with slightly less water than recommended. I then filled the Popsicle mold and placed in the freezer for several hours. I probably could have used two molds to use up all the drink mix. Instead we instead enjoyed a little beverage at lunch with the rest.

  • Make the drink mix, using slightly less water
  • Pout the mix into the mold leaving a small space towards the top for the ice to expand.
  • Freeze overnight
  • Enjoy!

These Popsicles were yummy, didn't dye my tongue any unnatural colors, and were low in calories. What a great treat that I can share with my kids guilt free.


What if you don't have a Mold?

Don't have a mold?

  • Try Dixie cups with Popsicle sticks.
  • Ice Cube trays - cut up a straw to stick in the middle
  • Shot glasses

Be creative, look for things around the house that can be used to freeze the poscicle.

Random Fact

Cherry is the best selling flavor of Popsciles in the United States

Flavoring for Popsicles

I used Raspberry Ice flavor but I plan on trying some other flavors in the future.

Lemonade or cherry are also great flavors to try.

You could also try an adult version with a adult beverage taste, just don't pick one with too high of alcohol content or it won't freeze and keep them out of the hands or your kids. I think margarita would be a great flavor to try.

© 2012 kthix10

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