Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Freezer Pops Suck

There are all kinds of "recipes" on the internet for Freezer Pops. It seemed like a fun project to do with Lillian...We started off with the yogurt pops...
Using the food processor, Lilly dumped in one container of yogurt, one banana, and 2 tsp. of jello...
You can see the food processor bowl on the table -- and Lilly is trying to get the individual pops out of their holder...
She carefully poured in the colorful yogurt mixture...
Our second batch was pudding pops...
We mixed up the pudding according to package directions
To be a fancy, we tried to poke in some mini marshmallows...
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Then, we put the tops on.....
Stuck them in the freezer...and WAITED
The actual pops needed an overnight in the freezer...But the best thing about this kind of form is that the pops are INDIVIDUAL...and you can get them out one at a time...
This kind of pop form is the WORST. You need to thaw them all at one time...
Dipping them in warm water didn't work...
So -- here is my assessment: The banana/yogurt/jello pops had great flavor -- but the forms made a HUGE pop that Lilly couldn't eat before it melted down.

The pudding pops tasted okay, but the forms were a pain.  Having to get all four pops out at one time was problematic...then what do you do?  Plastic wrap?  They were all wet and got icy...ugh...

The freezer pop forms sucked.  Really.  It was hard to pour the thick fillings into the forms, and they froze with air bubbles inside, then were impossible to thaw out enough to eat...and at the end, were too large for a child size serving. 

We will be making yogurt and pudding freezer treats again...but I threw the plastic forms in the trash.

There is a MUCH EASIER WAY, PEOPLE...

2 comments:

  1. Ice Cube Trays, my Dear! Perfect size for a child.

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  2. Or the small bathroom size dixie cups!

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