For my birthday my mom gave me a set of ice pop molds and Perfect Pops by Charity Ferreira. After some initial experimentation it was determined that most of the recipes were actually pretty quick and easy to make, and very tasty (okay, the kids were not overly fond of the Sweet Corn Paletas, but Jere and I enjoyed them). One thing led to another, and when we discovered that our favorite local kitchen store carried several varieties of pop molds at a reasonable price, how could we resist adding rocket pops to our repertoire?
The kids picked the flavors this time, but having two sets of molds means that eventually I can make the Vietnamese Iced Coffee Pops or the Bourbon Peach Pops without worrying about depriving the kids of their own tasty frozen treats.
Strawberry Cheesecake Pops (with graham cracker garnish):
Root Beer Float Rockets (These are tremendously easy: fill pop molds loosely with vanilla ice cream, pour flat root beer over the ice cream to fill in the gaps. I plan on making affogato pops with espresso in place of the root beer sometime very soon.):