Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kool-Aid Pops

Instead of chasing down ice cream trucks make your own fruity homemade Popsicles! Super tasty and easy to prepare, these icy treats offer a healthier alternative to store-bought pops. I used to love making pops like these as a kid & I think I am craving one right now! My mind is reeling with popscicle possibilities...check out here for more great popscicle flavors and receipes like jello pudding pops! YUM! (P.S. While I am writing this Scott is working on a paper on the "Total Quality Management of Hospitals." He asks what I am busily typing about and I said, "uhhh....popsicles?" We both started busting up laughing! It's okay I can still be a kid sometimes right? haha. )

Kool-Aid Pops



1 sm. pkg. Jello, any flavor
1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid, same flavor
1 c. sugar
2 c. boiling water
2 c. cold water


Dissolve Jello, Kool-Aid and sugar in boiling water. Add cold water. Pour liquid into small dixie cups or an ice cube tray perhaps and place in freezer. When they are slightly firm, after about 15 minutes or so, insert Popsicle sticks into the cup (or tooth pics in ice cube tray) & freeze overnight!


for MORE healthier pops...
I thought these from cookie mag looked way cute & yummy!

Watermelon Slice Pops
(Makes 4 pops)

Mini chocolate chips act as sweet watermelon seeds in these fun treats. Remember to wait until the mixture is partially frozen to stir the chips in, so they don't all collect at the bottom of the pops.
  • 5 cups watermelon cubes (from a 3-pound seedless watermelon)
  • 1/4 cup organic lemonade concentrate or 1/4 cup lemon simple syrup (equal mix of lemon juice, sugar & water)
  • 8 tablespoons mini chocolate chips

  1. In a blender or food processor, puree the watermelon cubes and lemonade concentrate until smooth. Pour the puree into 4 large Popsicle molds or 8-ounce plastic cups.
  2. Freeze for 1 hour or until the mixture is slushy. Using a wooden Popsicle stick, stir about 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips into each pop.
  3. Insert the sticks, then freeze the pops for at least 6 hours or until they're solid.
  4. To unmold the pop: Run warm water over the bottom three-quarters of the mold. Let it stand for 10 seconds, then gently pull out the pop. Serve immediately or wrap each pop individually in plastic wrap and freeze until ready to serve.


I LOVE the Summertime!

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