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    Simple Summer Treat

    May 30, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    When I was little, my mom made homemade popsicles for us. When I think of childhood summers, I think of sticky fingers, sweet with formerly-frozen grape, apple, or orange juice. When I went to a Tupperware party a while back, I was certain I would be able to purchase some popsicle holders just like my mother used to have. But I just couldn’t do it. It seems that Disney got hold of the Tupperware company. Or vice versa. It really doesn’t matter. I couldn’t buy for my children what I myself had, the pure, unadulterated popsicle holder.

    However, a couple months ago, my grandma showed up with some things from her home she thought would be useful to us. Among the bounty was an old-fashioned Tupperware popsicle set. Actually, there were two sets, meaning that we can make a whole dozen popsicles at one time.

    We have experimented. Apple juice is quite popular. We haven’t tried grape because we know the toddler would use it to stain anything within reach. Pictured here is our attempt to freeze a smoothie made from whole strawberries, blueberries, and orange juice:

    It turned out yummy, but separated a bit during the freezing process:

    In all, we have found this hand-me-down to be quite frugal and healthy, what with the reusable parts and Red 40-free contents. Best of all, my kids can have their own summer memories, complete with sticky fingers.

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  • Reply Kimbrah May 31, 2007 at 8:38 pm

    I remember those home made popsicles, too. I’ll have to keep an eye out for my own set and experiment.

    Rocket shapes sound very cool!

  • Reply Brandy May 31, 2007 at 12:15 am

    Ooh! Rocket shapes! There is a boy at our house who would approve. 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca May 30, 2007 at 11:23 pm

    I found some rocket shaped popsicle holders last summer and bought them. my mom used to have some like the ones in our photos. I remember having frozen orange juice pops in the summer as a kid.

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