I've made a goal this summer to make more popsicles for my kids. Even if I use sugar in them, I'll still be eliminating artificial colors (and whatever other fake stuff might be in them), not to mention waste.
I have three different sets of molds, each with one spot out of commission due to breakage. Two sets I just picked up at the grocery store for a dollar; the third is this one, which is very popular with the kids.
Last week, I froze pineapple-orange-strawberry juice. This week I made a batch with a quart of grape juice home-canned by my mom (thanks Mom!). We've also tried freezing syrup from my mom's home-canned blackberries (amazing) and syrup from a can of peaches (the kids liked it).
The kids want to make some with blueberries suspended in lemonade. I want to make pudding pops (using my microwave pudding recipe), and maybe try freezing some of our next smoothie. I might also try freezing yogurt, or adding gelatin to juice to slow down drips. There are so many possibilities!
I will continue to keep a few commercially frozen ice pops in plastic tubes for emergencies—they are our go-to in case a kid gets a split lip or minor mouth injury, and I want to ensure that we have some around for when we run out of homemade.
What ideas for fun flavors do you have? Have you made homemade popsicles?