Yesterday we mixed up a batch of popsicles. What a hard lesson in delayed gratification for a two-year-old.
But they’re simple and fun–when they’re finally done. The Jello in them gives them a nice texture and prevents them from dripping so quickly. Here’s the recipe from my mom’s recipe box plus my “assembly” tips:
1 – 3oz. package strawberry gelatin
1 package of cherry Kool-aid mix
3/4 cup of sugar
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and pour in 2 cups of boiling water. Stir until gelatin is dissolved and then add 2 cups of cold water. Stir. Pour into about eight small paper or plastic cups (Ikea kid’s cups work well). Cover each cup with wax paper secured with a rubber band. Insert a popsicle stick in each. Aluminum foil would work as well, sans rubber bands. Freeze until firm.