Sunday, July 11, 2010

Slow to Drip Homemade Popsicles

I have always loved making homemade popsicles in the summer. What child of the 70's can pass up "sunshine on a stick"?

But, I will admit, I've never been a big fan of the melty drips all over everything, when you try to eat them outside, on a hot day.

So, I was pretty happy to find this recipe from, for dripless popsicles.

The secret ingredient is jello, and it makes for an interesting texture/flavor combination.

We didn't find them to be completely dripless, but we took one outside on an 85 degree Fahrenheit day, and it took 4 whole minutes, before we had our first drip. Even a slow popsicle eater, could probably slurp up a drip in that amount of time.

Dripless (or Slow to Drip) Popsicles

1 small package of Jello, any flavor (we used Raspberry)
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid (we used Orange)
2/3 cup hot water
2 cups cold water
1 cup of sugar

Mix the Jello, Kool-Aid, and hot water together, until the gelatin is dissolved (we had some trouble getting the gelatin to dissolve, and that might be why we ended up with "slow to drip" instead of "dripless" popsicles). Stir in the cold water. Pour into popsicle molds, or an ice cube tray, as is advised by Time for Timer in the video above, and freeze for several hours.

Remove from the tray, and enjoy!

It's great to be a homeschooler.


Joyful Learner said...

Jello? Now, I'm curious to try this out. We have popsicle molds were too big so I got the jewel sized ones which are perfect because you can eat it quickly. In case of drop free, smaller the better!

Debbie said...

Thank you for the tip. We will have to give it a try.

catier461 said...

Your post sent me scrambling through the pantry- VICTORY!! we're mixing them up after breakfast to enjoy post-pool!

Natalie PlanetSmarty said...

Interesting! I admit that I bought the popsicle molds that catch drips pretty well (and Anna gobbles them up quickly enough anyway) :)

Christy Killoran said...

We will definitely try this. Making popsicles is one of the things on our summer bucket list.