Sunday, July 25, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Ice Pops!

It's been the 3 H's here for some time in New York and many other places. Hot, hazy and humid! Some days we lose the haze and some days we lose the humid, but the hot is here to stay for a while it seems. What better treat on a hot day but an ice pop? Remember those Tupperware ice pop molds from when you were a kid? Vintage? They are vintage? I must be, too, I remember them well! My mother had those for us, filled with orange juice for a sweet, healthy treat! I bought a set when the big kid was small. We tried the paper cup thing with an ice cream stick but that had the potential for spillage. Huge spills! Huge mess! You know how many times a four year old checks to see if the ice pops are ready?  I still prefer my popsicles from Abe the Good Humor man, who drove around every afternoon with his bells ringing, but he's long gone! There's something about the bells of an ice cream truck! But sometimes we miss the guy and we need a frozen treat!

So when I joined Suzy's Ice Cream Social last weekend, I saw that Susan from Savoring Time in the Kitchen had made fudgsicle's! My absolute favorite! And star shaped! So cute! So I looked online for the stars, but ended up with the Groovy Molds, and due to a large cookbook addiction, I also ended up with a book on Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone! It looked good! Some great ideas!

and it's all Susan's fault. Her fudgsicles looked amazing!

For the first try we went with easy and really refreshing. Lemonade. It's so hot, I thought a nice, frozen lemonade would be perfect. and some strawberries to make it pretty. Although at 98 degrees and humid, I don't really think anyone care much if it was pretty! They wanted cold! Ice cold! These were gone the minute they froze!

How cool are these? Even filled with lemonade they stand up whether they are in the tray or not!
The "stick" snaps in and makes a seal!  No messy freezer here!

Is it me or does this look like it's giving us the finger?

Cool! Strawberry-Lemonade Ice Pops!

Next we tried Root Beer Floats!

The Root Beer, was the favorite! So far!
But then, I haven't made Susan's fudgsicles yet...

Had some trouble with one, but not too big a deal! It was good anyway!

This one held together! For the most part!

Root Beer Float Pops
Source: adapted somewhat from Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone by Krystina Castella
Printable Recipe

(The original recipe had a maraschino cherry in with the root beer, but I left that out!)
4 cups Root Beer
2 1/2 cups Vanilla Ice Cream

Pour a little bit of the root beer halfway into the molds or cup or whatever you are using and put it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Tilt them of you can.

Gently put a little of the ice cream into each pop mold, or squish it in a bit, make sure it goes all the way down, no air pockets.  It should be about three quarters full.

Slowly add more root beer until the molds are full. Scoop the foam off with a spoon. Freeze for at least 6 hours or more.

Remove the pops from the freezer; let them sit at room temperature for about 5 minutes before removing them from the molds.

Joining Mary's Mosaic Monday again this week. For more mosaic's stop by the Little Red House!

The Root Beer Pops were the favorite! So far!

But then, I haven't made Susan's fudgsicles yet...


  1. Excellent! Beer ice...what a perfect summer treat!

  2. OMG, I am laughing so hard - I was reading along enjoying this post and you had to mention one was giving you the finger! Now it is all I can see in all the photos - you crazy girl :) The pops look great, I am wanting to find some and try both Susan's fudgesicles and now the root beer floats. Great treats for your 3H summer.

  3. Not only do I remember the Tupperware molds, I still have them! I even used them to put the rest of the fudge pop mixture in when I ran out of star pop molds ;) I also saw your Groovy Molds online and was tempted to get them too - I still might :)

    I have to try your root beer float pops - they sound so good!

  4. One of those would hit the spot right now!

  5. Oh, yummy! Root Beer sounds good to me. Perfect with all this heat!

  6. Oh, there was lemonade in the strawberry ones. I bet those were good!

    Love root beer float bars. Blue Bunny makes mine. ;)

  7. I haven't made frozen pops in years. I think it would fun to make with my grandchildren. Your look delicious!

  8. They look good, esp the root beer floats!

  9. Carol I love home made ices! I still have the tupperware ice molds I used when my children were small. The root beer float ices look so good! Happy MM!

  10. lovely mosaic. I am hosting a CSN Giveaway and would love for you to stop by.

  11. I should make these sometime for my kid. He'd love them!

  12. They sure do look good, lov ethe rootbeer idea. Great mosaic.

  13. Carol, love your pops! I used to have the Tupperware ones...hmmmm, wonder where they went! Love the cookbook too :-)

  14. Root beer float pops!!! Yummy!!!!! Cathy

  15. deliciously refreshing pops for a hot summer day

  16. Sounds very refreshing, especially when enduring the " 3 H" weather! Thanks for sharing!

  17. OMG - gimme a rootbeer float immediately, PLEASE.

  18. I was soooo going to make root beer float popsicles if I hadn't run out of time. Yours look awesome and so do the other! Still plenty of time in the summer to try :-) Good job. You're having to much fun being retired lol.

  19. LOL - I thought it was giving me the finger before I read your comment!! The lemonade ones sounded so refreshing but the root beer float ones sounded the 'yummiest"

    PS What's this about visible after approval??? Have you been getting nasty comments???


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