As I try to perfect my ice pop recipes, finding the best mold has been top priority for me. In order to find the best, I tested out four different BPA Free molds. Below are the links to the molds I tried, in order from my favorite to least favorite. Further down is my review of each mold.
Important things I looked for when shopping: BPA Free, Simple, Size, Price.
You can get molds in a variety of shapes and sizes. I had to remind myself that buying Tiki Men Molds would not be as cost effective as buying another option. (Link to Tiki Men Molds here)
For $11, you get six molds, sticks, and a stand. The stand is very useful in transport to the freezer and does not take up a lot of space while freezing
I found these to be the cleanest to work with. In other words, I did not find myself spilling or over flowing when filling the molds or inserting the sticks.
I use these for smoothie pops. Although they are slightly larger than my normal smoothie batch, adding a little extra coconut milk and banana to my mixture seems to solve that.
I am not sure about the maximum liquid content per mold but I would say these six molds will produce the most frozen popsicles.
Lastly, I have not had issue with liquid dripping down the stick, turning everything sticky. This did happen with the final mold below.
My second favorite molds were purchased from the Bed, Bath, and Beyond store. I have provided the link above so you can see exactly which product I purchased. You can also search the site to see if they have any in stock at your local BB&B. (Sidenote: Did you know Bed, Bath, and Beyond coupons NEVER EXPIRE??? That's right....So take that 20% off coupon and buy yourself some popsicle molds)
For $10 you get four molds, sticks, and a stand. Similar to the Lebice review above, the stand is very useful. The molds individually are slightly larger than the Lebice molds but you only get four (4) so overall product content will be slightly less than the popsicles above.
I really like these double stick molds. The sticks themselves detach, so you get two pops in one mold. This is great if you want to share or if you want to savor the taste.
These are also very clean to work with as long as you do not overfill the molds with liquid.
My third favorite popsicle molds are the Zoku Rectangle Popsicle Molds. The link above brings you to the orange color but they also sell in green, which is what I have.
For $13 you get 6 molds, sticks ,and a base. I would say they are slightly smaller in size than the Lebice and more basic. The Lebice molds have a fork-like indent in them that gives a nice texture to the pop. The texture of these is very similar to an ice-pop.
I am not crazy about the base that comes with these molds. First, I overflowed a few of the molds upon inserting the stick and then made a mess as I tried carrying the base to the freezer. Liquid got in my freezer before they froze and the sticks were sticky when I took them out the next day. I will try again with these molds by using less liquid.
I ordered these silicone molds from Amazon. For $15 you get (2) two sets of (2) silicone mold base, sticks, and cover. Four in total.
I had high expectations for these, plus they are considerably smaller than the other sets, so I doubled the order to get 8 molds in total.
I really like that they are made from silicone and that the size of the silicone base wouldn't take up a lot of space in the freezer. These also had the best ratings on Amazon.
Unfortunately my experience using these molds was a mess. I do not feel that the stick penetrates into the liquid enough, making freezing inconsistent. Adding more liquid to cover the whole stick just makes a mess that will worsen upon transport to freezer.
I have not tried alternative techniques to make these molds work, I have just used other molds.
Have a favorite popiscle mold you think I should try or review?
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