Okay, so maybe they are not miraculous. That’s a pretty strong word. Maybe they are just blow-your-mind-cool. Popsicles…that don’t melt. Yah, you heard me. Have you heard about them before? I have seen them a few times on Pinterest and I thought I would bring it up again. Just so that I can personally attest to their awesomeness.
But why? Why do I want a popsicle that doesn’t melt? That sounds gross! Let me introduce you to my 2 year old. Elyse. She likes to
procrastinate take her time eating. Like A LOT of time. She will pick at something for HOURS if I let her (which I usually don’t). She’s the kind of girl who can savor the candy bar. Unlike some of us who scarf it down so quickly we want another one because we already forgot how good it tasted 10 seconds ago. Yah, that’s me. Elyse might actually be able to take leftovers home from a restaurant and have them for lunch the following day. I on the other hand, will probably eat them before going to bed. (Nasty midnight snack habit here.) So that my friends, is why these non-melting popsicles are awesome. My babe can take her sweet time eating them and I don’t have to worry about sweet stickiness covering the walls, chairs, furniture, and carpets in my house. Not that it entirely matters, I think I would still choose strawberry popsicle smeared on the wall over some of the things that get smeared on the wall. Why do kids feel it necessary to rub their boogers on the wall anyways? Sorry, TMI. I do clean them, I promise.
So we whipped up a batch of these the other day and put them in our super cute Ikea (leeerrrvv that place) popsicle dealy-bobs. Ok so it’s actually called an Ice Pop Maker, and sadly you cannot buy them online. Boo, I need more. Ikea trip anyone?!
Now, word to the wise. The wise being the parents in this case. My kids will eat just about anything if it is in the form of a popsicle. Something about it’s cold cute shape with cute little handle. I mean, we’ve made liver pops before, green bean pops, dirty sock pops. Tee hee, I just laughed at myself. Ok, not really, thats gross. But they do seem to eat pretty much whatever I make in the shape of a popsicle. They really enjoy a “Hulk Pop” with banana, spinach or kale, and some yogurt. Like a frozen green smoothie. It’s actually pretty good. These un-meltable popsicles have a bit of a strange texture…to me that is…to the kids, they thought it was some kind of magical thing and didn’t mind the texture one bit. So my wise word is, that if you are only making these for yourself…you might want to move onto greener pastures as these seem to fit the younger crowd palate more appropriately. But now I have intrigued you….
Miracle Un-Meltable Popsicles
- 1 cup fresh or frozen berries (we used strawberries, but seriously you can use anything you want)
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/4 cup yogurt, milk kefir, or plain milk
- 1 cup boiling water or 100% juice
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed gelatin
- Honey to sweeten to taste (we don’t need it in ours!)
- Any extras your heart desires (kale? Spinach? Pepperoni?)
Place fruit, yogurt, honey and extras in a blender (we use the Vitamix). In a glass measuring cup mix 1 cup of boiling water or juice with the gelatin. Stir to dissolve the gelatin. Pour this mixture into the blender. Blend everything together until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Place in the freezer and freeze for a few hours. Any extra mixture can be put into a bowl and placed in the fridge. It will turn into smoothie jello.
Easy as pie and the variations are endless. Mix it up! Try new things! Just be sure to dissolve your gelatin in some hot liquid otherwise it will be a big clumpy mess. And we don’t like clumpy pops right? And by the way…this Gelatin is super healthy for you. I’d love for you to read up on why gelatin is so healthy for you. I recommend using a high quality gelatin that comes from animals (yes, it does come from animals) that are treated respectfully and given a diet that is both beneficial for them and for us. Unfortunately, the commercial gelatins you will find at the supermarkets are feed-lot animals, and so they are not going to provide you with the healthy properties that a good gelatin delivers. Mk? Ps- Don’t be afraid of the price, a little goes a long way!
Give it a whirl! And let me know if you happen to live by Ikea and want to send me some more of these cool popsicle dealy-bobs. 😉