Introduction: Homemade Popsicles
Who said the Summer was over?! It will never be over with these bad boys! I say let the Summer last forever!
I came up with this idea on a really hot Summer day and I thought they would make a cool and pretty treat for me and my family. And they did! Everyone enjoyed them loads and we couldn't stop eating them. And you had to eat them fast as well, you can see it in the video tutorial, they melted pretty fast on that day as it was boiling hot! :) but they were so refreshing and tasty! :)
Step 1: You Can Watch My Video Tutorial Here
You can watch my video tutorial here or read written instructions in the next steps. Or both :)
Step 2: What You'll Need
This is what I used for these lovely and delicious cool treats:
For the red ice lollies:
Chillz ice ball mould, which can be purchased here: http://amzn.to/2frUQxD
popsicle sticks ( Ebay purchase)
juice of your choice (I was using a 100% cherry juice- sweet and delicious!)
A plate and a spoon for scraping off any frozen spills
plastic bags for storage
For the stripy ice pops:
Ice ball mould (Chillz)
100% Pear juice- mainly for the colour. It's white and easy to colour
(You can use just different colour juices instead of the food colouring to make them more natural)
glass for mixing the colours
A plate and a spoon for scraping off the frozen spills
plastic bags for storage
Step 3: Red Popsicles -Fill & Freeze
Fill the ice ball mould with the cherry juice using a funnel.
Insert your popsicle sticks and put in the freezer overnight or at least for 4-6 hours depending on how powerful your freezer is :)
Little tips: When you insert the sticks, squeeze the mould on the top a bit, it will be easier to insert them. Also, before the juice is frozen, it will be pretty unstable, so put the mould on a plate when transferring to the freezer and let it sit on a stable surface in the freezer too.
Step 4: Remove and Clean
Once completely frozen, remove the ice lollies from the mould.
Grab a spoon and use it to scrape off any frozen spills.
Then wash the ice pops under cold running water(or dip in a glass of water) to clean the rest of the bits and to make them lovely and shiny and then wipe with paper towels.
You can then store them in plastic bags or eat them right away :)
Step 5: Stripy Ice Pops
With the stripy ice pops mix your first colour and pour the first layer into the mould. Add the sticks and freeze for couple of hours. Follow the same tips as with the red ice lollies.
Step 6: Add More Colours
Mix the rest of your colours and pour them as new layers into the mould using a syringe, freezing them in-between each layer for couple of hours at the time.
Step 7: Remove and Clean
Exactly as with the red ones, remove them from the mould, scrape off any spills, wash and wipe them with paper towels.
Step 8: Prepare Yourself for a Treat!
All there is left to do is to eat and enjoy them :)
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