Homemade Orange Pops, Rocky Road Fudge Pops and Lemonade Pops



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Homemade orange popsicles and orange pops are tasty frozen summer treats

Saving Money on Cool Treats This Summer

It’s the middle of summer and everyone is hot, tired and bored. Here are a couple of cool treats that may help perk everyone up. 

 

Homemade Orange Pops

1 package (3 oz.) orange gelatin
1 envelope (.15oz) unsweetened orange soft drink mix
1 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water

In a bowl, mix first 4 ingredients until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Pour in molds or paper cups and insert Popsicle stick. Freeze.

*You could use strawberry gelatin and strawberry drink mix or you could try other flavors. Don’t forget lemon or lime. Mix and match to see what interesting new taste you can come up with.



Rocky Road Fudge Pops

1 package (3 oz.) cook and serve chocolate pudding
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
12 paper cups (3 oz. each)
12 Popsicle sticks

Cook pudding and milk until slightly thickened and bubbly. Let cool for 20 minutes, stirring a few times. Divide chocolate chips and peanuts between cups. Stir marshmallow creme into pudding. Pour into cups. Insert Popsicle sticks and freeze.

 

Lemonade Pops

Mix your favorite batch of lemonade, whether fresh squeezed or made from a mix. Then freeze.

Lemonade is refreshing itself but to have it in the form of a frozen treat can put you over the top.

Comments

  1. says

    Those sound wonderful. After months of rain and cold, we’re supposed to have temps in the 90s this week – perfect popsicle weather!

  2. Grizzly Bear Mom says

    Poor woman’s popsicles: poor Koolaid into cups. Freeze 30 minutes and insert a popsicle stick. Freeze until firm. Extra points for having blue lipped and wristed (from melting) kids!

  3. Lois says

    Orange creamsicles are easy to make with plain yogurt, instant vanilla pudding mix and orange juice concentrate. Mix to taste and put in molds. Sorta healthy with calcium and Vitamin C.

  4. Bea says

    I made the popsicles and they are very good. The only thing is I used plastic molds and the popsicles were hard to remove from them without breaking the popsicle. I tryed dipping them in some warm water to unstick them, but they seemed they would rather melt than unstick. Maybe next time I will use dixie cups because at least you can cut them off if they stick.

    • getforfree says

      I use plastic molds all the time. Instead using hot water you can just let it sit in the room temperature for a few minutes. Or sometimes if I would just dip a sponge or a small rag into a warm or hot water and just wipe the outside of the plastic. The only when my popsicles could break if I used mushed fruit in it or chocolate that doesn’t freeze well.

  5. Myra Dolence says

    I used to mix koolaid and jello together and put it in molds. They were a big hit in the neighborhood when my girls were young. The jello seems to keep them from melting so quickly.

    • Penny S says

      Myra,what ratio of water did you use when you mixed the Kool-Aid and jello together to make the popsicles?

  6. getforfree says

    I usually would just use 100% juice and freeze it in molds, but adding jello might prevent them from thawing too fast. Thank you. I will try to use jello and concentrated juice of the same flavor because I don’t have any drink mixes.

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