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Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats [Kindle Edition]

Charity Ferreira , Leigh Beisch
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Pops are summer's freshest frozen treats, and they're showing up in all the best places, from farmers markets to fine dining restaurants. The perfect way to make the most of ripe fruit is by suspending it in sweet ice, but Perfect Pops takes popsicles beyond fruit and juice. With 50 recipes for popsicles in creative, of-the-moment flavors, this book includes creamy pops, fancy pops reminiscent of nostalgic, luscious desserts such as chocolate pudding, and alcohol-spiked pops for adults. Techniques for making striped, swirled, layered and creamy-centered pops dipped in chocolate make this book a charming resource for mothers and crafters looking for easy kitchen projects with delicious results!


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About the Author

Charity Ferreira is the author of Brittles, Barks & Bonbons and Ice Cream Treats. She lives in Oakland, California.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3475 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC (June 24, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005IBCBR6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,994 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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103 of 104 people found the following review helpful
By A-ville
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This book is amazing. The recipes rock, the photos are gorgeous, just an all around comprehensive popsicle recipe book. I went and checked it out at the bookstore before purchasing it through Amazon. So I knew I wanted it and I knew the recipes in it looked terrific! I've made the Watermelon Pops, the Chocolate Pops, the Pistachio Saffron Pops...the list goes on & on :) They were ALL terrific.

The recipes are all simple & have easy to follow directions. They are creative without being so ridiculous that you're having to order ingredients from all around the world. The ingredients called for are all-natural and most involve fresh fruit. The author includes many tips and even sometimes alternatives to ingredients, which I love because I'm forever substituting a recipe with what I "have on hand" rather than what the recipe "calls for"! There are 3 main sections in the book: 1st has recipes that are mainly fruit based, 2nd section has creamy dairy-based pops and finally the last section has creative multi-layered pops, swirled pudding pops & even more 'adult' flavored pops, some calling for a little liquor in the recipes Mmmmm.....

This book is also great too because it gives you an idea of what works in the frozen pop world. What ratio of sweetener to use to ensure the pops stay slightly creamy and do not freeze into ice cube consistancy. What amound liquid to use versus amount of fruit etc. So you can take some of these recipes and use them as a base to tweak it and create your own new flavors, or flavor combinations!
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like the book. Like the author. May 11, 2012
By HCM-CUC
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
The book gives us about 50 recipe for pops. Most of the ingredients are available widely. Instruction easy to follow and the pops are easy to make. If you have some kids at home, make them some pops during the Summer time, they will definitely like it. Don't forget to get them involved. It's fun.

I contacted the author via the email and got a reply from her. That's nice since she's willing to give additional support after the book was published. In fact, I was able to send a picture attachment to have her take a look just to make sure that I got everything correctly from the beginning.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover
The store we got my Zoku pop maker at had this book for recipes, so I figured I'd give it a try. I am thrilled with my purchase. This book has a great variety of pops, the sections are divided up into: Fruity pops, creamy pops, fancy pops and grown up pops. Each section has mouth watering pictures and easy instructions. The ingredients are all pretty standard, with a few oddballs here and there. I tend to substitute frequently if something isn't fresh at my local store.

For my first batch I went right for a fancy pop and made Raspberry-Vanilla Parfait Pops. Oh my goodness... they were heavenly! I made a few batches of those and they were a hit with my family. The cherry pops were also great and simple. The Triple-Layered Rocket pops make for a great looking pop with my favorite fruits (blueberries and raspberries). I haven't tried any of the Grown-Up pops yet, but have every intention of making Pina Colada pops over the summer.

I'm really impressed with this book. My daughter and I have fun making these. I have a Zoku Pop Maker which makes it so I can have a few batches done within 20 minutes. I also recommend the Zoku blog for other fun recipes They update it for some cute holiday and seasonal pops [...] I have already bought this book for a friend of mine for the summer to give her some ideas for healthy summer treats!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pops September 2, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I bought the pop molds shown on the front of the book. I love them! There are some very interesting ideas for pops inside the book. I like the fruit ones the best. I made up my own with fresh peaches and an orange. It fills up all six pop molds if you use 3-4 good size peaches and one orange. But I got the idea from this book!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yummy inspiration for those hot days September 21, 2011
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We bought some pop molds and this book for a summer lesson for the kids: following instructions, basic math and measures, creativity and nutritious yum to share! Some of the ingredients take a special trip to the store, but if you're like me, you can use the guidelines in the book to improvise with what you find in the pantry.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice variety of recipes August 15, 2011
By FLGMA
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I started to order the Paleta book but didn't want to wait a month for delivery. This book was in stock and I ordered it on a whim. I'm very happy with it; lots of variety; great pictures. Who knew making pops could be so much fun?
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty <3 Tasty <3 Fun <3 June 22, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started reading this, and couldn't stop. I love it. :) Flavors both child-pleasing and sophisticated; adult and playful; both and subtle; bright and sweet and savory. Amazing. Simple, clear, easy to follow instructions. Creative tasty inspiring flavors. Not only did the book inspire me to try some innovative recipes, but also to create my own new recipes. Strawberry Maple Mascarpone, anyone?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars First recipe I tried should have been tested better September 6, 2013
Format:Hardcover
I was excited to try out the recipes in this book. It's beautifully photographed and laid out, which makes it very enjoyable to flip through. The Dulce de Leche pops really appealed to me and my daughter, so we decided to make those first. Unfortunately, although the proportions for the recipe were fine, the time was really off. You start out with 4 cups of milk, and it's supposed to reduce to 2 cups, over low heat (it's never supposed to hit a rolling boil). The book tells you to allow 15-25 minutes for this, but it's actually more like an hour (which is consistent with other dulce de leche recipes you'll find on the internet, including Alton Brown). So, once we'd gotten it to reduce to two cups, we added 2/3 cup half and half, per the recipe, and put them in the freezer for 12+ hours. Unfortunately, when we tried to pull the pops out of the mold (after running hot water over the mold, of course), the sticks came out without the popsicle, because the popsicle was too soft. I think this was probably because there was too much sugar for it to freeze up hard enough, which is really unfortunate. This recipe clearly could have been tested more thoroughly before publication, and that makes me wary of trying the others.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great recipes but they all contain sugar...am trying with sugar substitute.
Published 12 days ago by Peggy Brow-letrent
5.0 out of 5 stars easy recipes!
Delicious, easy recipes!
Published 1 month ago by Enddy V. Messick
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipes
A++++. Excellent transaction. Would buy from this seller again. Great recipes
Published 1 month ago by Murnasue
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
These are the best recipes I have seen for "gourmet" pops. I usually just make them from purchased juice blends, but
next summer I will be experimenting with these... Read more
Published 5 months ago by horsey shopper
4.0 out of 5 stars Frozen Pops Recipe Book
The recipes are great. I made the Creamy Coconut recipe and revised it. I used a sugar substitute to lower the calorie intake.
Published 6 months ago by Ree Bee
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!!!
Fantastic recipes and beautiful layout! Very helpful and informative for a popsicle noob like me. :) I highly recommend this book if you are tired of buying premade pops with lots... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent price for some new treats
I love pops, and these recipes were perfect for what I was looking for. Perfect timing for a very hot summer.
Published 9 months ago by EJGON
4.0 out of 5 stars New ideas
Great price for a new popsicle ideas. The kindle version saved me a lot of money. Looking forward to trying some of the recipes.
Published 11 months ago by harleydude05
5.0 out of 5 stars great summer desert
My grandsons really enjoyed the variety of pops I made. They wrre so easy and very tasty. Love this little book
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun & Simple Recipes
Great ideas to create popsicles that are way outside the ordinary frozen treats we're used to. I love that recipes can be adapted to suit both kids an adults.
Published 12 months ago by Danielle Turner
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