Summer may be nearing its end in many parts of the world, with the exception of my own home state of Texas, which still has temperatures at or near 100 degrees, but there’s never a bad time to treat yourself to a cold, refreshing and delicious popsicle.
However, buying tasty frozen treats from the grocery store can get a little pricy, many people are concerned about what goes into the foods they buy, and creative families may wish to experiment with their own ideas, and let their kids participate at the same time.
That’s where these awesome Sunsella Mighty Pops Silicone Popsicle Molds, which I received for free in exchange for an honest review, come into play. My son and I both enjoy these quite a bit, and they make creating a tasty frozen treat quick and easy.
These popsicle molds are not expensive, and will allow you to create your own yummy desserts with whatever ingredients you choose. They’re flexible, but not flimsy, and they include easy-to-use corks to seal them shut. The only thing I’ve seen a lot of people complain about in other reviews is that they don’t stand on their own, but this is easily solved by placing them into a freezer safe cup. There are six of them, so most families would have enough for everyone, and if your family is larger, you can just buy more than one set, and the same applies if you notice yourself using them on a daily or near daily basis.
Now let’s talk about my three points about store bought popsicles, and how these molds can help with that.
As mentioned earlier, buying frozen goodies can get a little expensive, and isn’t something that most families can do on a consistent basis. However, with these well made molds, you can simply buy whatever ingredients you want to use, whether you simply want cheap, flavored ice, or a more diverse dessert. You can spend as much or as little as you want and stay within your own budget.
If you’re worried about what goes into the processed, pre-packaged foods that you buy, including the frozen ones, this is a great way to minimize your risk of toxic ingredients or other undesirables. You can buy your own fresh squeezed juice or even squeeze it yourself, use fruits and veggies you select and blend into a smoothie or juice, or any of a number of other possibilities.
Speaking of selecting your own ingredients, with these molds, as opposed to pre-made store bought treats, you can put anything you wish into your popsicles, use your own likes and dislikes to guide you, and even get your kids involved in creating a tasty treat for themselves. You could even make a fruit and vegetable mixed juice in your blender and then put that into the molds for a delicious and healthy frozen treat. That’s an awesome way to encourage kids to eat their veggies too, and they’re much more likely to eat and enjoy something if they helped in its preparation.
Another great thing about using these molds and choosing your own ingredients is that if you have a child with food allergies, you can make absolutely certain their popsicle is allergy free. My son is allergic to dairy, so I can easily make popsicles that do not contain it. If I had a second child who was not allergic to dairy, I could tailor their popsicle to them personally. Even if they were allergic to citrus or something, I could be extra certain the fruits used to make the popsicles are not citrus. For parents of children with food allergies, there’s a bit of added peace of mind there as well.
The cups that I personally used to stand these up straight only hold five each, so I was regularly leaving out one mold, but we go through them fairly quickly, so I will very likely end up purchasing another set or two of them. I would definitely give them a big five stars, and would highly recommend these Sunsella Mighty Pop Silicone Popsicle Molds to anyone who has any of the above concerns, or just wants to discover a cool way to make your own frozen desserts. They’re large enough to hold a good sized popsicle and strong enough not to come apart easily.
Have you ever made your own homemade frozen desserts? If so, how did you do them? If not, do these molds help improve your interest in trying it? Do you have any questions for me or the company that makes the product? I’d be glad to find out anything that you want to know, and look forward to hearing your thoughts about these popsicle molds in the comments below.