Hurrah, the sun has popped out this week meaning I have been able to test my latest invention. Yes folk, here are homemade popsicle molds! Unlike my Sock-Sorting-Washing-Line (does what it says on the tin) and my Swellies (soft waterproof wellies for commuters to fold up in their bags!) which earnt me nothing but ridicule despite being completely genius, these made it to prototype stage. And they are a raving success at the trial phase. . .
They are little tubes I have sewn out of old packaging, and filled with yoghurt. As hoped, they make a delectable, healthy and cooling snack for my little lass.
Yeah, alright, technically Calypso came up with the squeeze-an-ice-pop-out-of-a-tube idea in the nineties. But DID they empower you take something you were gonna chuck in the bin, add ONE line of sewing (or I have even successfully tested a hot glue gun version) and make your own that you can use FOREVER?
I can not explain how EASY this is, and how magically these popsicle molds work. They just squeeze straight out the top, the kids munch ’em up, you give them a little clean and fill them up again/ put in a drawer for another time. And depending on how hungry your children tend to be they can be large or small popsicle molds.
I used my own homemade yoghurt (yeah, we are well hippyville like that, recipe is here) mixed with some whizzed up strawbs that had gone slightly too soft. Here is my homemade popsicles recipe:
Delicious, easy and super healthy Popsicle Recipe – with yoghurt!
Take one cup of yoghurt
Take one cup of soft fruit – strawberries or bananas are classic.
Whip them up in a blender and pour into your molds.
These will last for ages in the freezer.
Homemade Fruit Popsicle Recipe
Take two cups of soft fruit – really any wills do
Blend it together.
If too thick, add a couple of spoons of water.
Pour into your molds.
Throw in a handful of coconut oil or cream for added nutrition.
Add a slosh of sherry to the fruit if making these for adult friends.
Blend up your usual green smoothie- chuck that in and it will be a delight too.
Homemade popsicles are this easy my friends.
I also took it too another level – sewing some little sleeves out of some cute old serviettes to fit over the plastic tubes – suiting our whimsical garden where most lolly pop devouring occurs. It serves a dual purpose of preventing little hands from falling off from freezing temperatures and also soaking up the excess juices. It was just a case of cutting enough fabric to fit round the tube, sewing the two long ends together and hemming to open top and bottom.
HERE’S TO SUMMER!!!
PS – Notice how I don’t really know what to call these icey-yoghurt-things-in-a-tube. Freeze pops? Ice pops? Ice lollies? Ice Lolly containers? DIY Ice lolly moulds? In New Zealand these would be Ice Block Moulds. Neither google nor Twitter came to the fore here – someone helpfully suggested “Lolly pop without a stick”. Gah. It is so confusing.
I think I am going to settle on popsicles. It is a bit old skool, but a classic. Have fun making your DIY popsicles mold! x
PS – What would you call them?