Popsicles are fun to make and eat! Try these popsicle recipes instead of buying popsicles at the grocery store.
Banana Chocolate Crunch Popsicles
chopped nuts or granola
Peel banana, place popsicle stick in one end. Dip banana in chocolate syrup and roll in nuts or granola. Freeze for 2-3 hours.
Frozen Juice Pops
Fill plastic popsicle containers with pineapple juice or orange juice or mix the two together. Put popsicle stick on top and freeze for several hours. For fun, add pineapple chunks before freezing. Experiment with different juices. You can also add carbonated water to the fruit juice for a fizzy flavor.
Very Berry Pops
1/2 cup cranberry, raspberry, or any other berry juice
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 cup berries (fresh or frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or whatever you like)
Pour the berry juice in a saucepan and add the gelatin. Warm on the stove on low heat. Stir until the gelatin dissolves. Pour into a blender and add yogurt and berries. Blend for about 2 minutes.
Pour the mixture into small 3 ounce paper cups and cover the top of the cup with foil. Poke a wooden stick in the middle of each paper cup so the stick stays in place. Put the cups on a cookie sheet and freeze for a few hours. When you take the popsicles out of the freezer, peel the paper and foil away and enjoy your berry pops!
1 liter of rootbeer
1 gallon of vanilla ice cream
Spoon some ice cream into plastic popsicle containers. Next fill the containers with root beer (watch out - it will fizz a little). Put popsicle sticks on top and freeze for several hours.
Pistachio Popsicles (also called Kulfi)
1 set of popsicle molds
1 liter of milk
1/4 cup of pistachio nuts, shelled
2 cups of sugar
Heat milk to almost boiling and then reduce heat to medium on stove. Keep a constant watch on the milk. Reduce to half the amount. Add pistachios and sugar to this condensed amount.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 3 to 4 hours. Take out of molds and enjoy.