Thursday, May 17, 2012

DIY: COOL WHIP Ice Pops




Brody is always wanting to help me out in the kitchen, especially when I am making treats. We have a little bit of a sweet tooth around our house so we are constantly making treats. I like to involve Brody as much as possible so I try to pick simple recipes, he is only three after all.

It has been hot this week so Brody and I decided to make popsicles using COOL WHIP Whipped Topping and gelatin. They are really easy to make and taste really good! We may have had a few spoonfuls of COOL WHIP while we made the ice pops Yum!

Ready for me to show you how to make these little treats?

You will need:
2 Packages of flavored gelatin
1 Cup of sugar, divided
2 Cups of boiling water, divided
2 Cups of cold water, divided
Ice cubes
1 tub of COOL WHIP

Combine 1 package of flavored gelatin and 1/2 cup of sugar in a medium bowl. Add 1 cup of boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to 1 cup of cold water to measure 2 cups and mix into gelatin. Stir until ice cubes melt. Pour evenly into 16 small paper cups. Freeze for 1 hour.

Combine the 2nd packages of flavored gelatin and 1/2 cup of sugar in a medium bowl. Add remaining cup of boiling water. Stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add enough ice cubes to the remaining cup of cold water to measure 2 cups and mix into gelatin. Stir until ice cubes melt.

Spoon a few tablespoons of COOL WHIP over the first layer of frozen gelatin. Top with the 2nd gelatin mixture and freeze for about an hour. Insert wooden popsicle sticks into the middle of each cup. Continue to freeze for 4 hours. Remove from the cups and serve.

Tip: I put the COOL WHIP in a pastry bag and piped it in. It was really fast and clean. It was much easier than spooning it in.
There was a little left in the pastry bag after filling the cups and Brody wanted me to squirt it in his mouth- that's my boy.

The COOL WHIP not only makes these ice pops tasty but it also helps separate the gelatin colors and flavors. The red and green remind me of watermelons but I think it would be fun to do red, white and blue ones for Independence Day. I also think a rainbow of colors would be cute.
Since this recipe makes 16 our little family can have one almost every day for a week.

As the weather heats up try making these little frozen treats with your kids, they will love them!




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3 comments:

  1. My kiddos would love to help me make these.

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  2. This looks like a load of yum. I have to try it with Gabriel!

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