popsicles

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.

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3 thoughts on “popsicles

  1. This is funny…just last night my daughter and husband were talking about the popsicles they had while growing up. She said homemade fruit juice ones in Tupperware popsicle forms and he said, "Ha Ha! I got Otterpops you stuck in the freezer!" Next time I bring dessert to their house I will make your recipe—kind of halfway in between! Some day your son will be talking about these great memories; and how nice that it was your mom's recipe!

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