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Yummy Nummy Ice Pops!

Who knew a 3 year-old could be SO enthralled over ice pops? Or as Walker says “Ice pwops!”

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Since a copy of the newly released 200 Best Ice Pop Recipes showed up,

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and Mommy found ice pop molds (hint…look in the seasonal section of grocery stores), Walker has asked every day for one! And honestly? So have I! I loved popsicles growing up and never grew out of it, except for that most of them are full of food coloring, corn syrup and other questionable ingredients. If you want your kids to fawn over you…make ice pops. Especially tart lemonade ones:

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Classic Lemonade Ice Pops (Page 19)

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups water, divided
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • ¾ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Directions:

In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine ½ cup water, sugar and lemon zest. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Set aside to cool. Stain syrup through a fine mesh strainer, discarding solids. Whisk in lemon juice and remaining 2 cups water.

Pour into molds, insert stick toppers and freeze. If using molds without built-in sticks, freeze until slushy, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, for at least 4 hours.

Made about 10 pops, or about 3¼ cups liquid.

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Fudge Ice Pops (From page 94)

Ingredients:

  • 2¼ cups milk (whole milk makes richer pops)
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •  2 ounces semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk (whole for richer pops)
  • ¾ tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

In a saucepan, whisk together milk and tapioca flour, then whisk in cocoa. Whisking constantly, bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate, until melted, thoroughly incorporated and smooth. Stir in condensed milk and vanilla. Set aside to cool.

Pour into molds, insert stick toppers and freeze. If using molds without built-in sticks, freeze until slushy, then insert popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, for at least 4 hours.

It made enough to fill both of my mold sets, which was 10 pops total (about 3 cups mix).

Walker enjoying yet another ice “pwop”:

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~Sarah

FTC Disclaimer: We received a review copy of the book.

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Comments

  1. Cute! All of it – pops and three year old :-).

  2. Yummy! Remind me of my sherbert! I have those same exact Popsicle molds too!

  3. What a cutie!! Our dollar store also had the molds. I debated picking up a set but decided not to because my kidlet would’t touch a popsicle. le sigh. Then again, those fudge pops sound pretty good. I didn’t know they were that easy. Maybe I’ll go back to the dollar store…

  4. I even freeze green smoothies in those pops! So refreshing in the summertime, gotta try the lemon ones!

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