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Make Your Own Juice Popsicles

Is there nothing better than an ice-cold popsicle on a sweltering summer day?

No need to wait for the ice cream man’s truck to make a pass through your neighborhood. It is easy to make your own popsicles.

Do you make popsicles at home? How do you make your favorites?

I bought the rocket molds for these popsicles years ago. Similar molds are available through Amazon.com by Tovolo. The Tovolo molds come with a snap-in base to hold them upright in the freezer. The molds easily come off of the popsicle after you run them under warm water for a few seconds.

The handle doubles as a “drip pan” to catch the juice as it melts. A potential problem is that the molds may stand too high for some people’s freezer compartments. But the upside is that you can easily remove one popsicle at a time.

There are other molds available on the market, some with built-in reusable plastic sticks, some using wooden sticks. An ebay or Google search for “popsicle mold” will turn up many options. In addition to the popsicle molds by Tovolo I found similar sets of popsicle molds

for sale.

Make Your Own Juice Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar (depending on how sweet you want them, and if you are using Meyer lemons, use less sugar)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup of lemon juice (about 4 large lemons)

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Method

1 Make simple syrup: Heat 1 cup of water and 3/4 to 1 cup of granulated sugar in a small saucepan until the sugar has completely dissolved. Add the zest of 2 lemons and 1 Tbsp of light corn syrup into the sugar water. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and let cool.

2 Add simple syrup to lemon juice: Juice enough lemons (about 4) to produce 1 cup of lemon juice. Strain out any pulp. Add the simple syrup to the lemon juice, straining out the lemon zest as you pour the syrup into the juice.

3 Pour into molds and freeze: Pour the lemon mixture into the popsicle molds. Put into a freezer for at least 4 hours to freeze.

4 To un-mold, run under hot water for a few seconds.

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