I’m so excited to be guest posting today for my great pal Heather at Girlichef. Heather was the one who got me started on popsicle making in the first place…after drooling all last year during her inaugural Summer of the Popsicle I finally got hip and bought my own mold. I haven’t looked back since.
Aren’t stripes just so summery? Think beach umbrellas, sailboats, and French sailor shirts. My eye is drawn to them wherever I see them. After my striped ice cube post last week, I couldn’t resist trying out the technique with pops. The possibilities are endless, limited only by the number of different fruit juices you can fit in your fridge. Everybody will be wowed by the pretty stripes, but they couldn’t be easier to make.
I used a variety of different juices for my pops, including bottled, canned and fresh squeezed. There’s really no right or wrong way to do this. You could pick two colors and alternate them, or go to town and do multi-colored stripes like I did. Measure as you go for precise stripes, or go for a random, organic look.
For these popsicles I used pineapple. pink grapefruit, grape, cherry, orange, and pomegranate. That vivid pink stripe is a splash of Snapple because I couldn’t resist that shade. Experiment! You’ll get a new blend of bright fruit flavors with every lick. Your kids and their friends will think you are a genius.
This is more of a method than a recipe…
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Here’s a couple of ideas to think about…you can make custom team colored pops—if you need white, use thinned vanilla yogurt. If you need ‘unnatural’ colors like blue, use Gatorade or Snapple. Make gourmet citrus pops with gradations of fresh squeezed citrus, or do red white and blue themed pops for the 4th of July.