Introduction: Super Sized OtterPop
Nothing beats an Otter Pop on a warm and sunny day, especially if it's HUGE! I love Otter Pops because they are delicious and cool you down when you are hot. So I thought, "what if I made it huge?" So I did.
poly tubing or lay flat tubing
hair flat iron
Step 1: Measure and Cut the Tubing
First, I had to measure a real Otter Pop so I could get the correct scale of my super-sized otter pop. I wanted it larger but no too skinny. A regular Otter Pop was about 7 and a 1/2 inches tall and 1 inch wide. So, if my poly tubing is 3 inches wide, that makes it 3 times larger so you have to multiply 7 and a half times 3 which = 22.5 so I cut it 27.5 in long to account for sealing room and in case I made a mistake.
Step 2: Seal the Bottom
This is when you have to use the hair iron and the parchment paper. First, you need to cut the parchment paper into a rectangle and fold it in half. Then place one end of the poly tubing inside the parchment paper and push it all the way to the bottom of the crease in the parchment paper. Turn on the hair iron and put it on the parchment paper covering the tubing. Then cut off the excess, leaving a centimeter or so. Then fill the tube with water and check to make sure the seal you made doesn't have any leaks. If it leaks then you need to cut it off and try again or place the parchment paper over it and do it again making sure you are covering the whole thing.
Step 3: Make Sugary Liquid and Fill
I made two different kinds of "otter pop" filling. One with 2x concentration of kool-aid and the other with snow cone syrup and ice. What I did first with the kool-aid is that I made a gallon of water and put 4 cups of sugar and 4 packets of kool-aid (aka double concentration). Then I put it in the freezer and let it freeze. With the snow cone syrup, I put about 3 cups of water in a blender and put a half cup of snow cone syrup in and added to taste. We then added two globs of ice about the size of a softball. I did this to hopefully keep the syrup from separating from the water. After that, we blended it up and poured it in and froze it
Step 4: Seal Top of Tube
To seal the top of the tube all you have to do is hold it still and do the same thing in step 2
Step 5: Freeze and Enjoy
To freeze all you have to do is lay it flat in the freezer and let it sit (you may need to shake it an hour into freezing if you use snow cone syrup because the ice will settle on one side). In the end, the snow cone syrup froze faster than the kool-aid. I think it froze faster because we added ice, or because the snow cone syrup had something in it that helps it stay nice and cold. To eat it you just have to cut the top and then eat. I thought the kool-aid was better and tasted more like an otter pop.
Participated in the
Super-Size Speed Challenge