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I’ve tried it! It tastes very good! Thanks Elise!
Thank you for the great recipe! I just adapted it to 5 calories per popsicle using sugar-free flavored gelatin dissolved in one cup of boiling water and adding two cups of sugar-free Hawaiian Punch. (My six popsicle molds hold half a cup of liquid each.) Today, with temperatures climbing into the hundreds, this guilt-free treat really hit the spot for my husband and me.
I’d use a blender to puree fresh organic fruit, add dates or stevia if needed for a sweetener, fresh coconut water so it’s nice and light…
I make popsicles the easy way: I have a 4-piece small popsicle set, and I just pour juice into them, put the plastic stick in, and let it freeze for 8 hours. I like to freeze them overnight. A couple of times, I even poured soda into the popsicle molds! They turned out refreshing and full of holes.
Thanks Holly for your reply. And yes, the mold that I bought at one of those kitchen stores is made of plastic and the sticks are smooth. The second time, I mixed equal parts of orange sherbet with OJ and the sticks still just popped out again. My kids just ate it with a spoon like it was ice cream. I’ll try the wooden ones like you’ve recommended. But here’s another question. I just like to use straight juice for convenience and calorie sakes so how do you keep the wooden sticks centered?
Are the sticks you are using smooth plastic? If they are, that could be the problem. You know how you have to scuff the surface with sandpaper before you paint something? The juice needs something to hold onto. That’s why most popsicle sticks are wood (porous). I have a popsicle mold and the sticks are smooth plastic, but they have holes in them so the frozen juice has a way to grab onto something. Just a thought…hope that helps!
I recently started making Popsicles for my kids, mostly straight juice but most of the time the sticks aren’t sticking to the pops. Does anyone have an idea why that is? There’s some good simple recipes here that I’ll have to try and see if the sticks work better. Thanks.
No gelatin? =/
Anyone know how to make multi-colored popsicles? For 4th of July, I want red, white and blue ones, but not sure on when to put the stick in the freeze.
My husband and I have our nightly ritual…popsicles. I am trying to cut back not only on grocery spending, but the waste that the store bought popsicles leave behind….sticks and plastic.
Very informative website. Reminds me of how our moms used to do it before everything was on the shelves at the grocery stores. I miss those days!
Great thread and some great recipes – can’t wait to try out (it is 79 degrees and very sticky here in London now)..
I just made my own personal favorites – throw a tray of strawberries into your juicer together with a lime or two. Pour the fresh juice into a mold and throw in a couple of Goji berries for a nice sweet surprise.
For molds I just bought the rocket ones from CuisiPro and they are a hit with my kid.
I am new to making popsicles, just for myself and my boyfriend. We live in Las Vegas, so of course its always hot! They have some great diet soda flavored popsicles on the market now, so I wanted to make my own…I used cherry coke zero (my fave) and let it flatten, then added a tiny bit of unflavored gelatin to each one to keep it from melting super-quick. They were great and a more adult version of a kid’s treat.
To make popsicles I use orange juice and apple juice.
My pre-teen daughter loves to concoct her own popsicle formulas – usually some kind of blender fruit smoothy popsicle. But the funniest concoction is when she saves her leftover chocolatey milk from after eating Cocoa Puffs and makes popsicles out of that. Funny, no one wants to share them with her!
I’m always amazed by recipes for popsicles made out of jello or kool-aid (both pure junk food) when they could use real juice. It’s actually a lot easier to use real juice. And less staining when it drips. If what you want is dripless popsicles, dissolve unflavored gelatin in a little water according to package directions and add that to the juice.
The orange juice/vanilla ice cream and Thai Iced Tea popsicles both sound scrumtious!
Lovely post. We love homemade ice lollies. We have cheap plastic ones that catch the juice as it melts, they also have a sipping spout, great! Our favs are apple or orange juice though we made homemade lemonade the other week with brown sugar and I think that would make fantastic ice lollies. Thank you so much for the link. Amanda
I am wondering if your recipe would also work well in an ice cream freezer? Light frozen dessert?
Linda in Washington State
I have been making popsicles for many years with orange juice and grape juice. I use frozen concentrate and instead of three cans of water, I use two cans of water. The result is perfect.
Try pureeing chunks of watermelon (removing seeds, of course) and then adding bits of fresh fruit such as blueberries, strawberries, bananas or whatever, then freeze the pureed watermelon. Very healthy treat.
Well, Wendy…I personally find the term ice-lolly quite fanciful; I love it! I have never heard that name before. I adore popsicles, specifically the lemonade ones reminiscent of my own childhood! Yummy!
We use just a regular 100% juice (orange, apple, cranberry etc.) and the kids love it. It’s healthy and freezes great. I found popsicles molds in the Dollar Tree store – they are actually good quality and a right size for my little ones.