Popsicles are a summertime staple; a refreshing essential for the blazing hot days coming our way. This year I got a head start and stocked my freezer with a few different flavor of these tasty frozen treats.
Reusable molds might be the most convenient way to get your popsicle fix, but there are plenty of ways to make popsicles without them. You can get equally delicious results using basic tools you probably already have in your kitchen.
No popsicle mold, no problem — there are other ways to make sure you get your popsicle fix all summer long. Just don't forget the popsicle sticks.
5 Ways to Make Popsicles without a Mold
1. Paper or Plastic Cups
Small (or large, if you want to go for massive pops) disposable paper or plastic cups are an easy and inexpensive stand-in for popsicle molds. And some recipes actually work even better with cups than with molds.
2. Loaf Pans
You might not have a popsicle mold, but there's a good chance you have a loaf pan in the kitchen. For easy removal, be sure to line the pan with plastic wrap or parchment paper. After the popsicles are partially frozen, insert the sticks, evenly spaced apart. Once they are fully frozen, slice into individual servings.
3. Small Baking Tins
If you have small canelé molds, mini brioche tins, or any other type of small baking tin, they can play double duty as a popsicle mold.
4. Ice Cube Trays
Yes, this makes a smaller popsicle, but that just means you can eat more of them! Fill each section with the popsicle mixture and once it's partially frozen, insert short sticks.
5. Small Yogurt Containers
Go ahead and push a stick straight through the top of the container for a cool frozen yogurt pop, or reuse old containers (that have been cleaned, of course) to make any other flavor of pops.
Have you ever tried any of these methods for making popsicles?