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Ice Pops -- Grown-up Style

CindyJ Jun 9, 2011 06:45 AM

With this blast of summer heat we're having, I thought it'd be a cool idea (pun intended) to have some ice pops on hand. I don't want anything cloyingly sweet -- in fact, I'd like to avoid adding sugar at all. Does anyone have any interesting suggestions/recipes? Thanks!

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    ferret RE: CindyJ Jun 9, 2011 07:44 AM

    http://blog.zokuhome.com/tagged/Recipes

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      CindyJ RE: ferret Jun 9, 2011 01:53 PM

      Thanks! There are some great ideas there.

    2. greygarious RE: CindyJ Jun 9, 2011 10:10 AM

      Previous threads: http://www.chow.com/search?query=pops...

      Add plain Knox gelatin or sugarfree jello mix to your liquid mixture. It prevents the popsicles from being ice-cube hard.

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        juli5122 RE: greygarious Jun 9, 2011 10:15 AM

        Cool tip, thanks

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          CindyJ RE: greygarious Jun 9, 2011 01:54 PM

          Ooooooh... I had searched for "ice pops" and came up fairly empty-handed.

          That's a great tip about adding gelatin. Thanks!

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            juli5122 RE: greygarious Aug 9, 2011 12:03 PM

            What can you use if you want to male these vegan? I will totally do the gelatin trick for my family but would love to make some for some vegan friends. Thanks

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              greygarious RE: juli5122 Aug 9, 2011 12:13 PM

              I am sure that either agar, xanthan gum, or guar gum, or some combination would do the trick but I don't know my way around those additives and since vegan is not a concern of mine, I have never looked into it. There are threads on uses for these substances. I wonder if psyllium might work?

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