DIY Ice Cream Pops


Yesterday we invited Chris’s brother & sister over for a little Sunday feast. We had a great time & the food turned out delicious. I made (with the help of Chris) sticky ribs, a variation of this tomato feta salad (no fresh toms, yet!), fresh corn on the cob, fresh-squeezed lemonade & strawberry mango ice cream (just like the linked recipe, but fewer strawberries & chopped mango). If the weather had been cool enough we probably would’ve eaten outside, but it was too blasted hot.

I love my ice cream maker. I’ve had it for a little over 2 years & I still love it. It’s so nice that I don’t have to use ice or rock salt, so I can make ice cream/sorbet whenever I want. The only thing that sucks about it is I usually make too much ice cream liquid & as the ice cream sets, it expands & spills out the top. It can get pretty messy if I don’t have a spoon & a hungry husband on hand.

Yesterday I thought I’d try something a little different. See, when the ice cream starts to overflow, it’s partially set, perfect for making popsicles. I didn’t have the time/desire to go out on a Sunday and get some popsicle forms, so I improvised. I snagged a bunch of cupcake liners & trimmed bamboo skewers to the appropriate length. I lined a tupperware with cupcake liners & spooned the half-set ice cream into each liner. Then, I stuck a bamboo skewer in each cupcake and put my popsicles in the freezer to set.

My crazy hair-brained idea worked! We have delicious deformed popsicles!! I have a few more ideas of different ways to do popsicles without popsicle forms and still make them pretty, I think I might need to make some more ice cream pops soon.

How was your weekend? What’s your favorite thing to make on a hot day?

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    1. Emma says:

      That is a great idea. They look so pretty. My favourite thing for a hot day is a barbecue (in England you have to take every chance you can).

    2. annie says:

      those look awesome! i always seem to be craving cookies in the summer. eating them is lovely (especially as ice cream sandwiches), but baking them is torture as the oven heats up our little apartment.

    3. maegan says:

      Nice. This I will have to do. I have the same ice cream maker (LOVE IT- use it at least weekly in the summer) and the same overflow issue, so perfect! Our new favorite cold treat this summer is chocolate dipped frozen bananas! SO good. I get to master my chocolate melting/tempering skills and have yet another way to use up all those bananas we can’t ever seem to eat fast enough.

    4. claire says:

      This is a super cool idea!

    5. Cute idea! Perfect little summer treat. Thanks for sharing!

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