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4 Cheap & Easy Homemade Ice Pop Ideas

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4 Cheap & Easy Homemade Ice Pop Ideas

Leah Batkin writes about Boston-area roofing, home and lifestyle issues for Networx.

Well friends, the time has come upon us once again. Grab a paper towel – nay, take a baby wipe or two, because it’s about to get sticky. That’s right – it’s ice pop season! But before you all run out to your local market and buy that high-fructose corn syrup treat, or even worse, spend $7 on a tiny box of frozen organic sugar, bear this in mind: you, yes YOU, can make your own ice pops this summer in your very own kitchen (you’re running the freezer anyway, so it won’t cost you more on your electrical bill)!

Ice pop making is not just a soccer mom’s pastime, it is actually an art. There are many different ways to make your own ice pops using a variety of ingredients. Here I present to you a smattering, if you will, of the possibilities in ice pop cuisine.

1. The Basic Ice Pop

This is what I used to do as a kid. I would take a Dixie cup and fill it with my favorite juice. Then I would place an ice pop stick in the middle and tape it to either side of the cup. Finally, I would stick it in the freezer. I have distinct memories of these being the yummiest ice pops ever.

Dixie cups work nicely, but it may behoove you to purchase an ice pop mold. The options are endless, from cheap plastic molds to the fancy silicone ones from high end kitchen stores. In my experience it doesn’t really matter what kind you buy.

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12:00AM PDT on Apr 30, 2014

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. shaved ice machine

7:29PM PDT on Jul 17, 2013

Thank you :)

11:01PM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Ice Pops are the Best! Thanks for sharing.

11:31AM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Thanks

12:50PM PDT on Sep 27, 2012

yum. esp mango!

2:21PM PDT on Sep 12, 2012

thanks

11:17AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

I've been making my own since I was a little girl. Glad to see that all my ideas are being used by others.

10:02PM PDT on Aug 2, 2012

Thank you, these sound delicious.

8:25AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Sounds delicious, especially the mango! So many varieties of fruit to choose from and so many other flavourful ideas.

7:32PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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