I am sharing two different recipes for popsicles and they are both really just a template for any popsicles you want to make!
First, we made Blueberry Pomegranate pops. You will need simple syrup for this popsicle. Simple syrup is often used for beverages but it is also a good base for popsicles.
Combine 1/2 cup water with 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan over medium heat bringing just to a simmer. Cook for 2 minutes or until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. This is basically heating sugar water until the sugar dissolves.
Can you tell that the first sugar and water is cloudy and you can see the grains of sugar? And that after simmering it has become syrup and is clear on the right?
Now you just mix ingredients in a blender & freeze! I made these with my niece and nephew and they were a little too tart for them so they are more of a grown-up treat, but we had fun making them! I used cranberry pomegranate juice so that might have made them a little more tart as well. But you could switch these up with cran apple juice and raspberries or whatever other combination you could think of!
|Niece Addyson, Nephew Lawson & hubby Jason. Lawson missed the photo memo.|
I made one batch of these in a muffin tin with popsicle sticks and a piece of paper and they turned out just fine!
Fill your muffin tins with your popsicle puree and then poke holes in your piece of paper for your popsicle sticks. You can't guarantee that your stick will stay in the middle but it still works!
Here are the muffin tin popsicles at the end, they look a little different but still taste great! So that is a budget friendly option if you don't want to buy popsicle molds!
Ok the next one is even easier and I would call it more of a "pudding pop" than a traditional popsicle.
Make chocolate pudding, add crushed oreos and freeze! If you make it to freezing before eating all that delicious pudding mix...my niece and I definitely liked that batter after a day at the pool!
These reminded me of when I used to make mud pies so for fun with my niece & nephew I added some gummy worms to the muffin pan popsicles. These are fun for kids!
adapted from Family Circle Magazine
2 1/4 cups cold milk
1 box [3.9 oz] instant chocolate pudding
1 cup Oreo cookies, crushed
Whisk milk and pudding together. Fold in cookie chunks. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 2-3 hours or until frozen.
Makes 10 medium pops.
To store pops remove from molds and place in freezer bag.