Last Updated on April 13, 2017 by Marie Bautista
Do you have childhood memories of eating ice pops during the sweltering hot summer days?
I do. After spending the whole day on the fields in my grandparents’ place, I just had to raid my grandma’s freezer and get some ice popsicles. We have a funny name for them, too – we call them ice candy! (Give me the pink one please! )
We just make them ourselves, too. We had these little plastic wrappers where we put what we made – usually a delicious concoction of milk, sugar, pieces of fruit in season. (I know! Everything tastes soo good if you are a kid, especially if you made it yourself!)
My kids love ice popsicles, too. And they have it better than what we had way back then (back then, there were no toxicity warnings on plastic we use!).The ice popsicles sold in department stores now come in hard plastic. (We used to just bite on those thin plastic wrappers). That spells trouble for the environment. Imagine all the plastic that would still be existing, in its pure form, years and years from now!
So I figured how about using ice popsicle molds?
I have tried a lot of popsicle molds, but the best by far is Mighty Pops Silicone Popsicle Molds.
These BPA-free silicone molds help you in making healthier homemade popsicles (imagine all the sugar that goes into those commercial ones. I should make mine in capuccino! I know…school starts tomorrow and I need my dose of caffeine!).
Aren’t they pretty? Might Pops come in a set of six eye-candy colors – pink, red, yellow, orange, green and blue. Oh, one thing I love – it isn’t hard to get that pop out of the mold. You just roll the mold, and bite!
Here’s how to use them. Pour your concoction into the silicone molds. Put on the lids securely, and place the molds inside your freezer. Frozen yogurts, anyone? If you lost your childhood imagination for whipping up a yummy popsicle treat, you can download the 50 Ice Pop Recipes over at their website.
Washing the molds are easy (and don’t you feel good that you’re doing your bit for the environment by not using those commercial popsicles with the plastic molds?). These are dishwasher safe. One thing, though. If you, like me, made that frozen yogurt version, make sure to rinse the molds immediately, because it sure is tough getting bits out of the bottom. You wouldn’t want a moldy mold the next time you make your new popsicle recipe!
- These popsicle molds made me nostalgic for those “ice candy” tubes in my youth.
- The cylindrical-shaped mold replicates those “ice-candy” tubes I had when I was younger. I think its shape makes freezing the treats a breeze.
- The Mighty Pops molds are made from the highest grade, BPA-free silicone. Using them makes me confident that I am using non-toxic molds.
- There is more to the colored “ice candy” tubes made of juice and bits of fruits of your childhood. The free e-book gives you a variety of 50 recipes you can try on your 100% money-back lifetime guarantee Mighty Pops molds.