Let’s talk popsicle molds!
One of the most frequent questions I get when I post a popsicle recipe is: “WHERE DID YOU FIND YOUR POPSICLE MOLD?”. When I’m reading other blogs or even on social media, I see this same question over and over again. So I thought I’d give you a very quick guide to some molds that are in stores and on the web these days. Amazon is an excellent source for interesting popsicle molds, I purchased this one and this one there. There are fancy quick pop makers like the Zoku (which I just tried for the first time recently and loved) that allow you to make popsicles in about 7 minutes! So tempting (and FUN!) but I’m not a fan of trendy gadgets, I prefer basics that will last long and get used often. Zoku also makes really neat slow pop molds (meaning you freeze them the standard way). I wish I had a rocket mold for this recipe last week, but I couldn’t justify buying one since I know I won’t use it very often (but it’s still very cute!). And if you don’t have a mold or don’t want to buy a mold, there’s always Dixie Cups!
LOVE+CUPCAKE’S POPSICLE TIPS
1. Find a mold that fits into your space. There are many that collapse into a few easy to store pieces and some that stay together in one piece. Also, make sure it’s going to fit in your freezer.
2. Choose a mold that allows you to leave the tops off and use popsicle sticks instead. You can make more pops this way.
3. If using wooden sticks, allow your pops to freeze 1 hour before inserting the sticks to keep them straight. Otherwise, they’ll float every which way and you’ll have yourself on of those wonky pops (which is totally fine, if you’re into that).
4. When making pops with layers, allow each layer to freeze before adding the next. You can create really fun lines by tilting your molds while they freeze.
5. Once frozen, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.
6. There’s really no wrong way to make a popsicle, so just have fun!