Jacob and I both tend to run hot, so cold treats are literally, ahem, a treat to cool us down. My love of ice cream is well-known, but I also really enjoy popsicles and freezies. I frequently order multiple boxes early in the summer and we go through them over the course of late spring, summer and early fall. I’ll eat them in the winter too, but they are frequently VERY hard to find in any grocery store, with most treating it as a seasonal item. Last week and before, I wasn’t able to order them online for pickup, and they confirmed last week when I picked up that it is “gone for the season”. Sigh.
I went so far as to look online, and you know who had some? Canadian Tire. I didn’t ask. But it was like one box in Barrhaven, one in Orleans, etc. Not exactly a stash waiting to be looted.
I could order from Amazon, but their prices are frequently nuts. Pass.
I’ve tried in the past to get plastic molds to make popsicles, but it gets messy, you have to wash the handles, they have to be stored upright in the freezer as they’re gelling, etc. Meh.
And then when I was looking for freezies, I saw that they sell supplies to make your own freezies. Whaaaaaaat?
There are some resuable ones that are supposedly silicon bags, and most of the reviews are that the manufacturers lie, the freezies taste like plastic when they come out, and it’s even hard to get them out. Pass.
Oh, wait. They sell plastic freeze tubes? Basically, the plastic that the freezies come in, but with a ziploc sealable end. They’re not reusable, just disposable, but I can control what we put in them? Most of the real freezies are higher on sugar and salt than I would like, so why not?
Tonight, Jacob and I filled up the first six bags with grape Koolaid and cherry Koolaid. Not quite “lite”, but lighter versions than we were eating. The sealer held, and we’re giving it a go.
And as a bonus? Jacob and I got to make them together. He did it willingly even.
Even if they don’t work out, we gave it a try. Fingers crossed, but trying something new with Jacob? That’s #MoreJoy right there.