August 9, 2011
I found these funky (and rather suggestive) little ice trays at Smart and Final and bought them because, well, they were pretty inexpensive and I figured I could think of something fun to do with them for the kids. In the week since, I’ve made popsicles twice: Once with this delicious fudgesicle recipe, and once with fresh nectarine puree. The bottom section of the trays are flexible so you can pop out the contents easily which is a feature we have all come to enjoy. I love making homemade ice pops in the summertime, and these rounded ice cube trays make adorable mini-sized delights.
We chilled the puree for about 30 minutes in the freezer before adding the cute mini popsicle sticks (I found mine at Michael’s). They took approximately 2 hours to freeze solid before we popped them out.
For the fudge popsicles, I used a delicious recipe I found on Smitten Kitchen. It was smooth, creamy, and wonderfully “fudgy.” The kids were totally stoked! Ok, I admit the adults were pretty thrilled too.
I served this batch in a small tin pail lined with parchment for a fun outdoor after dinner treat.