A year ago I demonstrated how we got rid of our plastic popsicle molds in favor of small glass canning jars. We’ve been making ice pops again this summer but I occasionally I dress them up with decorative cupcake liners instead of a square of parchment paper. Below are some easy-peasy instructions.
We love Popsicles in the summer, but since we are reducing our plastic use, I didn’t want to purchase a plastic mold or store-bought plastic-wrapped pops. I love this stainless steel Popsicle mold, but it’s a bit pricey! I also prefer to make sugar-free pops.
- The small size canning jars work best, and the mouth of the jar must not be smaller that the widest part of the jar.
- Remove and discard the BPA-lined metal disc portion of the two part lid.
- Fill jars with desired liquid. I like to make smoothie pops by blending plain yogurt and berries. My kids also love watermelon-lime pops: just blend watermelon chunks with a bit of lime juice to taste (no sugar needed!).
- Place cupcake liner over top of jar. You could also use parchment paper squares or waxed paper.
- Secure liner by screwing on the metal ring.
- Poke a stick through the top, freeze and you are good to go.
I love how the cupcake liner catches drips.
You can see the original post here: Homemade Plastic-free Watermelon Lime Popsicles.
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