You need only take a glance at the first photo below to see what I mean. I believe that I first became friends with Sue back when we were both taking part in the 50 Women Game-Changers (in Food) series. Sue is constantly putting me in a state of awe at her gorgeous photography, not to inventive and colorful (oh yeah, see below if you don't believe me) recipes. Please help me in welcoming my second guest-popsicler of the summer!
Who's Holding the Stick: Sue from The view from Great Island
Summer of the Popsicle I finally got hip and bought my own mold. I haven't looked back since.
striped ice cube post last week, I couldn't resist trying out the technique with pops. The possibilities are endless, limited only by the number of different fruit juices you can fit in your fridge. Everybody will be wowed by the pretty stripes, but they couldn't be easier to make.
Summer Striped Popsicles
assorted fruit juices: you can use fresh, canned, frozen or bottled
- It helps if your juices are cold to begin with. Start by putting a small amount of one juice in the bottom of each of your popsicle molds. You can do a thick or a thin layer, or some of each, it's up to you. Put the mold in the freezer and freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Take a different juice for each subsequent layer. Pour the layer and then freeze again until solid.
- When you are about 1/3 of the way filled, take the frozen mold out of the freezer and insert the stick. I make a little incision in the ice with a small sharp knife dipped in boiling water. Make a slit just big enough to insert your stick so it won't tip. Once you have all your sticks in place, add another layer, and keep going as above, until the popsicle mold is full.
- To unmold your pops, briefly dip the mold in a sink of hot water, just up to, but not over the top. Pull out the pops. If they don't wiggle out easily, dip the mold again for a few more seconds.
- To store your pops, wrap them in waxed paper.
The view from Great Island, and follow her on Facebook, if you don't already! You will not be disappointed.
Thanks so much for bringing your gorgeous, colorful popsicles to share with me and everybody who drops by, Sue!