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Summer Troll Food: Popsicles!

Posted 07-21-2010 at 02:15 AM by Mitchi
Updated 07-21-2010 at 02:31 AM by Mitchi
Yes I know it's late July already. It doesn't feel like summer here so I forgot WHY IS IT SO COLD ;_;

Very few things are more satisfying on a hot day than a tasty frozen treat. For most of us, when we were kids this meant the good ol Popsicle. Frozen pops have been around for a while, and are so popular that there's numerous kits for making your own pops right at home.



Tasty fudge pudding pops. I was already eating it when I remembered to take the picture.

They're generally really easy to make too! The mold for them are easy to find and not too expensive, but there's other ways to make em too.

Tips for making ice pops without pop molds:
- A plastic cup with a popsicle stick or even a spoon does the job nicely.
- A humble ice cube tray with some plastic wrap stretched over the top and toothpicks punched through makes for some nice, small pops.
- Almost any small, plastic container with a shape that makes for easy removal (straight edges, wider opening than the interior, etc).
- little plastic snack bags make for good ones too, especially if they are small and long (in the Philippines these are commonly sold as "Ice candy")

Tips for removal
- If you have a hard time pulling your pop out, try running some warm water over the outside to melt it just a little, which should help it pull out.
- Don't pull too hard on the stick if it's not coming out of the mold. Doing that will usually pull the stick out (or sometimes break the stick).


Popsicle flavor ideas:

You don't have to use the conventional frozen juice or kool-aid ones, since those can get boring. These are tasty and easy ideas that will work great and sometimes better:

- Fruit pureed with milk
- Pureed soft fruits like Bananas and peaches
- Coffee
- Tea
- Pudding (current favorite)
- Jello (or any other flavored gelatin
- Flavored milk
- Yogurt
- Applesauce
- Vegetable juice
- Fruit cocktail syrup (you can put the fruits themselves in too).

And lastly, the funniest ice pop recipe I've seen on the internets.

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WATER – plain water is way fun to freeze. Every kid I know likes plain ice pops, and we need lots of water to stay healthy. Also, if you’re having a summer picnic, you can make plain water pops with beautiful tiny edible flowers, flower petals, small whole berries, or whole herb leaves in them. Stick them in a bucket of cubed ice to serve and everyone will think you’re some sort of Martha Stewart genius. People will fawn over you for freezing water. No kidding.
- Quote Courtesy of Blisstree -- also, there's more recipes there.

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  1. Torikakae's Avatar
    When I was a kid, I used to eat ice cubes to stay cool~
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    Posted 07-21-2010 at 07:54 AM by Torikakae Torikakae is offline
  2. Mitchi's Avatar
    Me too x-x

    I used to actually put bags of water in the freezer and let them half freeze, then i'd drink them x_x

    Also, another pic. This was made with water and pieces of peaches.



    tastes pretty good actually. The water tastes kinda peachy and refreshing.
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    Posted 07-21-2010 at 01:35 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline

  3. I think there's something wrong with the 1st pic ;c
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    Posted 07-21-2010 at 05:19 PM by Mello Mello is offline
  4. Mitchi's Avatar
    What do you mean? O_o

    It seems fine to me.
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    Posted 07-21-2010 at 07:37 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
  5. Shiki's Avatar
    Awesome stuff there <3 I'd love to make some when it turns hotter. It's FREEZING HERE with the rain in Singapore. :<
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    Posted 07-21-2010 at 08:33 PM by Shiki Shiki is offline
  6. Genji's Avatar
    Oh man, that popsicle is huge!
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    Posted 07-22-2010 at 06:52 PM by Genji Genji is offline
  7. PedroRomero's Avatar
    that popsicle is huge! and omg wow frozen water pops that take on the flavor of the fresh fruit you put in it... why didn't I think of that?
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    Posted 07-22-2010 at 09:08 PM by PedroRomero PedroRomero is offline
  8. Mitchi's Avatar
    Actually the pops are about normal size (about 2 cups of liquid makes 6 of them), my hands are just tiny D:

    Sven you should have known that already, since I AM a fairy D:
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    Posted 07-22-2010 at 11:08 PM by Mitchi Mitchi is offline
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