One of my all-time favourite summer treats are these homemade popsicles. My mum used to make them numerous times every summer. We spent so many hot summer days out by the pool slurping on these yummy frozen treats. I recently came across my mum’s recipe in her old recipe box and, with summer temperatures arriving later this week, I decided to get some in the freezer ready for the weekend.
So why make homemade popsicles when you can simply buy a package of frozen treats at your local grocery store? Give these a try and you’ll know. I happen to think these are the best popsicles out there. Made with 4 basic ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be easier. Anyone who has ever tried them has loved them. Maybe your mum used to make them for you? These popsicles are definite kid pleasers!
KOOL-AID & JELLO POPSICLES
1 small box Jello
1 packet of Kool-Aid
1 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Dissolve Kool-Aid and Jello in 2 cups of boiling water and 1 cup sugar. Stir in 2 cups of cold water. Pour in molds and freeze for a few hours until frozen solid.
All you need to do to get a popsicle out of the mold is run the outside of the mold under hot water just until the popsicle loosens enough to slip out of the mold. You can get popsicle molds at various kitchen stores. I got mine at Think Kitchen in Ottawa. I love them because they have a bottom that holds drips from melted popsicles, and allows you to drink up those drips from a small straw on the side of the popsicle stick.
This recipe can make approximately 16 popsicles using the molds I used. I used grape Jello and grape Kool-Aid for this recipe, but you can use any combination that tickles your palate.
Here’s to enjoying an ice-cold popsicle on a hot June 1st weekend! Enjoy!