Popsicles are an easy treat to reach for on a hot day, but many adults pass over the popsicles and reach for other frozen treats, thinking of the colorful pops as something intended for children. Fresh, fruity popsicles are a fun and delicious treat for any age, especially if you’re making them at home with all natural ingredients. Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats is loaded with recipes for all kinds of popsicles that is sure to inspire your to make sure your freezer is well-stocked with several different flavors this summer.
The popsicle recipes are divided into four chapters: Fruity Pops, Creamy Pops, Fancy Pops and Grown-Up Pops. The fruit pops are classic, fruit-juice based pops that have a lot of color and flavor. The creamy pops are a little more indulgent, and inclure ingredients like tart yogurt and creme fraiche to give them more complex flavors. Many of the popsicles have a little garnish added to give them some flair, but the fancy pops are a little bit more dramatic, with recipes that require different flavors to be layered together to build multi-colored pops that have more than one flavor in them. The final chapter includes some boozy pops that are definitely for adults only and perfect for an after dinner treat on a hot night. The beginning of the book includes an introduction on pop-making basics, but as long as you have a good supply of popsicle molds – because you will be inspired to make more than one recipe at a time – you will have no problem working your way through any of the easy-to-follow recipes.
One of the best things about popsicles is that they are relatively easy to make, which means that after you find a few recipes you like, you’ll be able to easily put your own twist on those basics. These popsicles are great recipes on their own and many of them can serve as inspiration for a whole host of other flavors. Even flipping through the pages will get your mouth watering, as the colorful photos that accompany the recipes show that these pops are a whole lot more exciting than those you bought from the ice cream truck as a kid.