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?
Grapefruit has not always been on my grocery list. It was not until I became sick a couple weeks ago that I turned to this wonder fruit for support. Suffering from cold and flu symptoms that was diagnosed as a viral infection, I was on the lookout for foods that would help me feel better. For some reason I was drawn to grapefruit and have not stopped eating/drinking it since! After reading this blog post I hope you feel the same way. Keep reading for 5 Reasons I Eat Grapefruit Everyday and So Should You.
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One awareness I have had for a long time but never did anything about was my coffee consumption. Up to four cups before noon with another one or two after lunch, I knew I needed to cut my habit but never made the commitment.
i recently tried acupuncture for the first time (post to come next week!). During my consultation my practitioner asked if I have ever tried chlorophyll in my diet for my excessive sweating. Since I had not, I was eager to try her suggestion. She also told me that after acupuncture the body is drawn to the things the body needs most.
Straight from my first appointment I went to the health food store to get chlorophyll. I also decided to pick up some Matcha Green Tea to try and make a replica of my favorite Starbucks drink!
As soon as I got home I started to read the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea. Up there with its intense antioxidant powers is its high chlorophyll content! I should have known considering its Green coloring and Earthy taste. Before my online investigation I had no idea that the Matcha Green Tea I was drawn to had the exact nutrients I was recommended.
The next morning I skipped the coffee and made my first homemade Matcha Green Tea Latte! After a few days of trial and error I think I have the recipe to my liking, reducing bitterness by controlling water temperature.
Here re is a quick video of me making a Matcha Green Tea Latte while on a weekend get away at the Appalachian Hotel in Vernon, NJ.
The recipe is so easy you can make it on the go or on vacation!
Comment below with any questions, comments or suggestions :)
Fighting hanger-one day at a time.
Today that was avocado, pre sliced veggies, and a croissant. All ingrediants can be subsituted. For example, tomorrow I may use Marathon bread, avocado, and sprouts. Or stay simple with ezekial bread, almond butter, and honey. The combinations are endless!
I like this combination because it offers a variety of colors, textures, and flavors.
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