We had a couple of hot days, and I started craving refreshing lemonade. So I made some of my ginger lemonade, this time, without the vodka. But then, we had a couple of cooler days, and I no longer felt like drinking it. Instead of pouring my hard work down the drain, I made ice pops! And now that it’s warm out again, I am so glad that I did. I had been looking for ice pop molds for quite a while- they are surprisingly difficult to find around these parts. But then I stumbled across these star-shaped molds at Home Goods and snatched them up. They have a handy stand that holds the ice pop molds upright for easy filling, and the stick portion has a bowl-like top that catches melty ice pop run-off. I am very pleased with my purchase, and I can’t wait to experiment with more ice pop flavors this summer!
Pour the lemonade into the ice pop molds, leaving a little bit of room for the lemonade to expand as it freezes if necessary– my awesome ice pop molds had that space built in to the stick portion. Pop the sticks into the molds, and put the whole setup into the freezer. When it was time to try the ice pops, I had trouble freeing them from their molds and had to run them under warm water to loosen up.
Stella girl has been enjoying the start of summer too. She has been up to a lot of antics, and I have a ton of cute stories to share with you. Since this is a post about ice pops, however, I’ll leave you with my most recent video of her rolling in a mound of ice cubes (oddly enough, we come across piles of ice with some regularity).