he weather finally started warming up for this Minnesota mom blogger. Would you believe the temperature hit 90 degrees here for the first time this summer just a few days ago? I definitely need to savor this warm weather!
I've had some fun searching for the most fabulous popsicle recipes around, and I also want to give you some tips on the best popsicle molds to make your own ice pops as perfect as possible!
The most foolproof method to making popsicles is definitely using the Zoku Quick-Pop maker. It makes 3 popsicles in as little as seven minutes! You can even buy a Zoku that makes a single popsicle! Starting at $25, these are your solution if you want fast and easy popsicles and you're willing to pay a premium.
If you're looking for the basics, then definitely go for the Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop maker. It's under $10 right now and eligible for free shipping. With nearly 500 customer reviews averaging 4.5 out of 5 stars, you'll almost certainly be happy with your purchase!
If you're making traditional popsicles (think a cup covered with plastic wrap with a stick poked through it), be sure you check the packaging on your wooden popsicle sticks to make sure they're food safe.
Many people suggest this bargain pack of 1000 wooden popsicle sticks, but it clearly states that it's non food safe. Do yourself a favor and pick up the popsicle sticks intended for use with food, not just crafts.
Finally, if you want baby and toddler-friendly popsicle molds, I've had a set of Tovolo Freezer Jewel Pop molds for years (they make adorable little Ring Pop popsicles!). I haven't tried these, but I also love the look of the silicone ice pop maker sets to make a push-up style popsicle that stays in the mold!
Here's a selection of the top popsicle molds to buy:
Rising temperatures always reminds me of that classic summer treat: popsicles! Like the Pomegranate Yogurt Pops (made with a Zoku Quick Pop Maker) pictured above, these are some amazing popsicle recipes that I want to try during the hot summer months:
Try these delicious fresh orange juice popsicles. There's a secret ingredient that makes them extra-delicious!
Whatta Melon Pops. Be sure to get food safe popsicle sticks (see above)!
Rhubarb and Raspberry Yogurt Popsicles served in shot glasses.
Lime Ginger Mint Popsicles. They look so refreshing!
If you're keeping track, I actually linked to 13 unique popsicle recipes instead of just 10. I couldn't bear to keep any from you!