Today is Painfully hot. Brutally Hot. Record breakingly hot. Every air conditioner in town is sold out Hot (I kid you not). Patience are running ultra thin....what's a mom to do? Make popsicles! I just got these wonderful Tovolo popsicle molds this morning and my son is enjoying his first one (about four hours later) as I speak. Boy do they soothe the over-heated four year old beastie.
What I love about these, apart from their cool look (we got rockets and stars), is that you can control the ingredients. When your kid is already cranky, the last thing you want to do is add refined sugar to the equation, not to mention the toxic dyes and who-knows-what that you find in many commercial popsicles. We were in a rush, so we just put some organic strawberry, and mango lemonade in ours and they worked just fine, but I can see some brilliant potential. You could do coconut milk with fruit, green smoothie, pureed watermelon...the options are endless. They would also be great in the winter when your child is sick and won't eat.
Another thing I'm a stickler for--they are BPA free. There's no waste, you can use them over and over, and they are very well made. You can choose from different shapes and colors and they're packaged in a nice box which makes a gift-worthy presentation. They also make a shooting star mold which is the two-flavor concept. These take a little longer to freeze up (because you do it in stages) but look very cool and nostalgic, and are offered in sets of three. Be sure to get more than one set so you can always have one ready to eat. (If you buy them on Amazon, you can get in on the 4 for 3 promotion).