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bess Jun 8, 2008 07:37 PM

I finally found some molds (from Ikea). Please share your favorite popsicle recipes! For now I just have some OJ and mint in there. I am mostly hoping for fruity stuff to keep it guilt-free, but will entertain other possibilities too.

thanks!

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    burlgurl Jun 8, 2008 07:41 PM

    This recipe from my childhood makes the best popsicles! they don't turn to ice if you suck on them, but they keep their flavor all the way thru!

    JELLO POPSICLE

    1 pkg. Jello
    1 pkg. Kool Aid
    1 c. sugar
    2 c. boiling water
    2 c. cold water

    Mix all together then pour into popsicle molds.

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      modthyrth Jun 9, 2008 09:21 PM

      Are these similar to the Jello fruity popsicles that used to be available from the grocer? I LOVED those, and was so sad when I could no longer find them. Not jello pudding pops--those are still available. The fruity ones. This recipe looks like it has promise.

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      pamd Jun 8, 2008 08:26 PM

      I basically use up any fresh fruit that I have at home (often bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, mango)- put it in the blender with plain (or vanilla) yogurt. can also add a touch of honey or fruit juice if you want to sweeten it.
      A great healthy snack & the kids love them!

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        fern Jun 9, 2008 07:43 AM

        I used to do basically what pamd does. I especially remember a really tart one that we made with plain yogurt (you could use vanilla or strawberry or whatever to sweeten it up if desired) and orange juice concentrate. I have made them in adulthood and found I no longer like them, sour is not my thing, but as a kid I loved them.

        Frozen lemonade pops are good and refreshing, too. Add fruit if you like.

        1. chowser Jun 9, 2008 10:05 AM

          Red bean popsicles are so refreshing and you get the benefits of beans. Here's a recipe but I go by taste. I also love mung bean popsicles.

          http://hubpages.com/hub/How_to_Make_Red_Bean_Popsicles_at_Home

          Pictures (and other ideas of popsicles that might work for you, too):

          http://eastmeetswestkitchen.blogspot....

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            foodiemommy Jun 9, 2008 11:00 AM

            try blending up some avocado and some condensed milk.

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              oakjoan Jun 9, 2008 04:49 PM

              My daughter-out-law made some wonderful popsicles using jamaica (hibiscus) blossoms that, around the SF BayArea, are available at the big supermarkets as well as at Mexican markets. She soaked them and mixed with some sugar, then poured them into molds. They were terrific - quite tart but a change from lime or lemon.

            2. Chew on That Jun 10, 2008 09:36 AM

              I made a simple popsicle with Cranberry Raspberry juice and chopped mango pieces!

              1. greygarious Jun 10, 2008 11:29 AM

                Gelatin helps keep the popsicles from becoming ice-cube hard. Jello can be added if it complements the fruit flavors you are using; plain gelatin packets otherwise, dissolved in some of the liquid, then heated to melt.

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                  oakjoan Jun 10, 2008 07:06 PM

                  Great tip, greygarious!

                  My recent fave is a popsicle made by a local Vietnamese company and sells at Lucky. It's coconut milk and chunks of coconut (not large ones but not shredded either. Dreyer's makes a delicious-tasting coconut popsicle, but the coconut is shredded and gets stuck in my teeth. Quite irritating. I like the bigger chunks.

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                  pamd Jun 11, 2008 06:31 AM

                  came across these which look good...unfortunately I don't have any chiles here to try yet, if anyone gets to them before me please post!
                  http://coconutlime.blogspot.com/2008/...

                  1. Infomaniac Jun 11, 2008 06:32 PM

                    My kid loves peach slices on the stick and Mountain Dew

                    1. Emme Jun 12, 2008 01:15 AM

                      I'm pretty boring...

                      Lemon juice + Stevia + water = lemonade popsicles

                      Sugar free hot cocoa mix + water

                      As pamd suggests, fruit + yogurt, or another option is cottage cheese or ricotta cheese.

                      Coffee + yogurt + couple of ice cubes (+ Bailey's) and grated dark chocolate stirred in

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