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Popsicles!

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the weather's creeping up into the 80's and 90's already, and i'm developing a craving for some homemade popsicles :smile: anyone interested in sharing their favorite recipes? i'm pretty good with the basic fruit kinds (although i welcome anyone's input on those), but am especially interested in creamy popsicles & fudgicles. oo, oo! or how about the 2 flavor kinds, like creamsicles and root beer float popsicles! - i'd LOVE to know how to do those!

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Not a recipe, but I'm craving the Palapa Azul flavors...

"cucumber-chile

(pepino con chile)

under a palapa in Zihuatanejo. waves softly lapping at your bare heels. promising smells mingling with the salty breeze. fleshy slivers sprinkled with lime and chile piquín..."

"mango-chile

(mango con chile)

a lazy sunday in Coyoacán. succulent smells emanating from all corners of the plaza. lingering by the mango stand to get to the chile, the salt and the lime..."

"mexican papaya

(papaya)

the old road to Acapulco. papaya stands standing side by side. the intense red-orange meat of the fruit shimmering in the sun..."

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we made a special trip down to the mexican grocery yesterday to get pepino-chili popsicles :wub:

So is there a trick to making popsicles besides pouring some juice into the little molds? I've got some pomegranate juice, which i was thinking of mixing with a little limeade...

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For great flavors, get down to Trader Joe's and check out their range of bottled juices. They have some unusual flavors and the quality is usually very good.

As far as just freezing the juice in molds, you might want to add a bit of sugar, since the colder the food, the less sweet it will taste. Also adding a little gelatin will improve the texture, acting a sort of like a sorbet stabilizer. Maybe 2 grams per 500 grams of juice.

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As far as just freezing the juice in molds, you might want to add a bit of sugar, since the colder the food, the less sweet it will taste. Also adding a little gelatin will improve the texture, acting a sort of like a sorbet stabilizer. Maybe 2 grams per 500 grams of juice.
thank you for these tips. knew the trick about sugar and cold foods, but didnt about gelatin.

we bought our fair share of jello pudding pops. i had NO idea that they came and went. <a href="http://64.233.161.104/search?q=cache:Axg1wvfMxuAJ:www.journaltimes.com/articles/2004/07/31/local/columns/iq_3018116.txt+why+pudding+pops+discontinued&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=10">apparently theyd been gone since 1993</a> but came back <a href="http://www.icecreamusa.com/products/ind_product.asp?upc=77567-02023&brand=Popsicle">2004 under a different company</a>. just had one. i think they seem a bit more soft, less rubbery. since they were gone for more than 10 years, a <a href="http://groups.google.com/groups/search?hl=en&q=pudding+pops+recipe&qt_s=Search">lot of people looked around for recipes</a>. i will have to try simply freeing some jelly pudding, which is what a lot of people seem to have done. maybe extra sugar and an extra packet of gelatin. :biggrin:

course i dont have any molds. shall i go cheap and buy none? use paper cups or even plastic cups with some chopsticks and plastic wrap to hold them in place. yes, we did this with dixie cups growing up! but mom had a set of <a href="http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=6268821886&category=82">plain jane cones</a> too that we used with plain orange juice. no extra sugar or gelatin but i do not hold that against mom.

however, i must ask myself, why go cheap when you can have pops with some style like <a href="http://www.modernmotive.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=209&idcategory=5">the tovolo rocket molds</a>.

<a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=nb_ss_k/002-2566470-6789636?url=search-alias%3Dhome-garden-aps&field-keywords=pop+molds&Go.x=0&Go.y=0&Go=Go">amazon</a> has them orgainsed rather nicely. <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009V4CC/002-2566470-6789636?SubscriptionId=0GKY5T9AP29X0E3X4XG2&n=284507">cusipro</a> and <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000064842/ref=pd_sim_k_2/002-2566470-6789636?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=284507">donvier</a> both have pop molds on amazon but i cant really see the images too well for either product.... :angry:

<a href="http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=popsicle+mold">ebay has a random assortment of course</a>

there are <a href="http://www.bacheloretteparties.com/penshappopma.html">penis ones</a> for bachelorette parties.

and while searching, i saw <a href="http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0809/">this idea to add gummis</a> to your popsicles. brilliant!


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I got some molds at Target this year to play around with. Very cheap - less than 3 bucks.

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