Since it’s like a million degrees out lately, I’ve been experimenting with making frozen treats. I just bought some new popsicle molds and couldn’t wait to try them out! I have a bunch of boxes of Jello sitting in my pantry, so I thought “why not play around with it?”
I came up with two icy recipes from one box of Berry Blue mix, starting with this one that I’m calling Berry Blue Wave. I’ll explain the “wave” part of it, it was kind of an accident. I was going for more of a glacier look, but hey, this works too!
Berry Blue Jello Ice Pops
First, let me say that this post is in no way sponsored by Jello. You can make this recipe with any brand of gelatin. Ready for this insanely easy recipe?
- 1 box of Berry Blue Jello (3.0z size)
- 1 Cup Boiling Water
- 1 Cup Cold Water
- 1/2 cup sugar (or your favorite sweetener)
- Whipped cream (the kind that comes in a can, it’s just easier)
- Set up your popsicle molds.
- Throw your Jello mix in a medium bowl and add the hot water. Stir until it dissolves.
- Add the sugar, dissolving it into the mix too.
- Add the cold water and stir, stir, stir.
- Pour the mix into your popsicle molds until it’s about 1/2 inch from the top.
- Spray whipped cream into the rest of the popsicle mold, using a spoon to gently push it into the mix. You don’t want it to mix (it will do a bit of that on its own as it freezes), but you want it to touch.
- Freeze overnight (or at least 6 hours for best results)
So how did these come to be wave pops? Well, the whipped cream didn’t quite do what I wanted it to do. It kind of mingled with the Jello, and the rest of it shrunk down. When I took them out, I thought they looked a bit like the little peaks on a wave when it crashes. Very beachy!
You can use this same recipe for any flavor. I really love the texture of these ice pops. Not quite as icy as plain juice-based pops. I did have a bit of a challenge getting them out of my molds. Some of them came out easier. You can either run the mold under hot water for a few seconds, or you can leave them out at room-temp for a couple of minutes. They key to getting them to pop out easier: make sure you fill the molds with enough Jello mix to give the sticks a good, strong hold on the frozen pop. I filled a couple too low and it was disastrous. Of course, I also have relatively cheap pop molds, so maybe if you have high-quality ones it won’t be such an issue.
Later this week I’ll give you my recipe for Berry Blue Granita! It’s even easier than this one.