|Two little girls enjoying some delicious frozen yogurt and fruit pops (pineapple, I believe, although this is an old picture).|
Popsicle molds allow me to quickly and easily make summer treats for my kids. Not only are the frozen treats at the grocery store expensive; they are also loaded with things I would rather not feed my kids like high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring and flavoring, processed sugar, and preservatives. Making these treats at home is remarkably simple and you can control exactly what goes into them. I have made frozen juice pops, frozen lemonade, orange creamsicles, layered popsicles (like the red white and blue ones from the Nourished Kitchen I made for this holiday weekend), and an endless variety of fruit and yogurt pops. You are only limited by your imagination, and even then, when imagination runs out, there is always the internet!
My favorite popsicle molds are Rubbermaid and Back to Basics (they're identical, so likely made in the same place) lickity sips. They include a little cup at the base of the stick to catch drips, with a little spout to the side to drink the drips out of (genius!). And most of them I got on clearance at the end of last summer (so keep an eye out when summer items start to go on sale- I believe I paid something like 1.79 per four pack).
Do you have popsicle molds in your kitchen? If you do (or if you would like to) what is your favorite kind of frozen treat?