On a hot day, you are more likely to reach for a cold treat than a hot one when you want something sweet. Ice cream is a good choice, but fruity and ice-cold popsicles can be even more refreshing. You could track down the neighborhood ice cream truck when you want a popsicle-fix, but making your own can yield popsicles that are much more delicious, and you’ll find dozens of recipes to choose from in Ice Pops: Recipes for Fresh and Flavorful Frozen Treats.
The book opens with a brief introduction to ice pops, touching on how they’re put together and what kind of equipment you might need to make them. The recipes are designed to work with standard popsicle molds, but since there are so many shapes and styles out there the recipes will yield slightly different numbers of ice pops depending on the size of your molds. The book is divided up into chapters by flavor and includes sections on fruity, chocolate and creamy ice pops, as well as one chapter dedicated to new flavors of ice pops that you’re unlikely to see at that local ice cream truck. There are a lot of options to choose from, from classic Fudge Ice Pops to more unusual Sour Plum Ice Pops. There are also tips for storing and transporting your finished pops.
These recipes give you a lot of options to choose from that will definitely inspire you to start making some popsicles at home this summer. The recipes sound delicious and the accompanying photos are sure to get your mouth watering for something refreshing. The recipes also serve as a good jumping off point, providing you with some basic recipes that you can make your own by adding different fruits and flavors for a custom dessert.
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