Like all kids, my kids are crazy about popsicles. Doesn't matter if it's winter or summer... they practically devour a box of popsicles before I can get the groceries put away. Awhile back, my mom gave me some popsicle molds (double pop and push pop), which I've used sporadically over the past 7 years. I've mostly used the push-pops molds and made creations such as blueberry cream, vanilla orange yogurt, and chocomole.
I figure that there is no better time to try something new than during the slow season ;) So... last month, as the kids finished their last box of popsicles, I told them that we weren't buying popsicles anymore. If they wanted popsicles... we would make popsicles. Now, they still ask for them at the store... at this point it's still habit. I just have to remind them and let them know that we can make popsicles when we get home. Also, we've saved nearly all of our popsicle sticks and run them through the dishwasher to be used in our double pop molds. So they'll still get to read funny jokes on their popsicle sticks such as:
"What did the girl melon say to the boy melon when he asked her to run away with him?"
"We're too young, we canteloup." (Can't elope)
And, of course, the kids are on board. Popsicles are popsicles, right? And now, flavors are only limited by their imaginations... I have a feeling I'm gonna need some more popsicle molds come this summer. ;)