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Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone Paperback – May 1, 2008
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Ice Pop Ingredients
Essential Ice Pop Tools
Ice Pop Techniques
Ice Pop Presentation
Healthy Energy Pops: Ingredients are blended and frozen
PB & Sesame Raspberry Pops
Nectarine Cream Pops
Banana & Date Pops
Strawberry & Sunflower Pops
Bing Cherry & Vanilla Pops
Sugar Pumpkin Pops
Ginger Lemon-Lime Pops
Green Apple & Flax Seed Pops
Honeydew Melon Pops
Global Ices: Halo-Halo (Philippine Shaved Ice Treats)
Carrot & Wheatgrass Pops
Tropical Fruit Pops
Wild B Berry Pops
Fruit Juice Pops: Ingredients are mixed and frozen
Tangerine & Blood Orange Pops
Pink & Yellow Grapefruit Pops
Pomegranate & Apple Pops
Sour Plum Pops
Mulled Cider & Walnut Pops
Global Ices: Mango & Chile Paletas (Mexican Ice Pops)
Cranberry & Raspberry Pops
Soda Fountain Pops: Based on soda floats and ice cream treats
Root Beer Float Pops
Strawberry Soda Pops
Cherry Cola Pops
Bubbly Fruit Juice Pops
Yogurt 50/50 Pops
Mint Chocolate Pops
Cookie Dough Pops
Banana Split Pops
Global Ices: Cremolatas (Italian Water Ices)
Cream and Pudding Pops: Made from cream, yogurt, and pudding bases
Blueberry Cheesecake Pops
Persimmon Pudding Pops
Global Ices: Kulfi (Indian Frozen Dairy Desserts)
Basmati Rice Pudding Pops
Flan (Crème Caramel) Pops
Coconut Cream Yogurt Pops
Rocky Road Pudding Pops
Coffee and Tea Pops: Based on international coffee and tea drinks
Thai Iced Coffee Pops
Caramel Latte Pops
Spiced Orange Coffee Pops
Global Ices: Coffee Granitas (Italian Flavored Frozen Ices)
Mint Tea Pops
Southern Sweet Tea Pops
Swedish Berry Tea Pops
Lychee Bubble “Boba” Tea Pops
Green Tea Pops
Masala Chai Tea Pops
Cocktail Pops: Based on mixed, blended, and frozen cocktails
Tequila Sunrise Pops
Mai Tai Pops
Blue Lagoon Pops
Global Ices: Blue Hawaiian Snow Cones
Sweet Martini Pops
Piña Colada Pops
Bloody Mary Pops
Do-It-Yourself Pop Molds
Metric Conversion Charts
Top Customer Reviews
Don't get me wrong, I love this book and I have enjoyed every pop I have made so far, but in the wallet department, some of these recipes are a stretch! Buying specialty ingredients that can go bad also means you will have to be dedicated to finding other uses for them if they are going to spoil, or make another round or two of that same pop. Not every recipe will send you to the store, there are many in the book that will help you use up what's around the house - but like a specialty foods cookbook, this one has many ideas that require unexpected delights.
The author of this book is right it really is for kidults - those adults with nostalgia for their past and a few dollars to invest in their vision. I recommend this book to those of you who are serious about ice pop making and want explore the exotic recipes, and those of you who are just looking for quick ideas for kid summer treats I think should stick to the millions of internet recipes available.
So far, we've tried the Root Beer float pops, the Carmel latte pops, and the Thai Iced Coffee Pops. All were yummy and not difficult to make. There are lots of pictures which I always helpful for a recipe book. The book also has a section on how to make your own Popsicle molds, which I haven't tried yet, but it looks like you can be creative with those if you're more craftsy.
The molds I use are also sold by Amazon. They're smaller than standard pops, but that's what I like about them. They don't melt before you can finish them. And since they're silicon, they're easy to unmold. Orka Ice Pop Molds, White Base
*Nearly all were the only review of the people.
*None were Amazon Verified Purchases. (Mine wasn't, either--I checked it out at the library--but I don't write like I'm marketing it either.)
*Nearly all openly list their location as Southern Cali; one who defended the author fiercely in response to criticism MET the author at a SF area "Faire."
*They all use direct marketing quotes FROM the book, they quote chapter summaries, and they ALL are written exactly like persuasive English 101 essays for college courses.
My guess? Her students did it. My hope? They love her. My fear? She asked them to. My 99% certainty? They haven't made a dern THING in this book...
So my own assessment is this: Some of it is ridiculously basic and therefore fine--pomegranate apple, for instance... a couple kinds of juice tossed in Tovolo molds and voila... wow, not exactly mind-blowing.
MOST that are "original" or "creative" are GROSS. Green tea ones were especially wretched. Some made us want to hurl, and we use top notch ingredients. They just don't work.
The reason we even checked it out was we won an also-overhyped product, this frou frou pop mold maker that "ooh aah" you freeze then shove on the counter. It's the Zoku.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this as a fun thing to do with my boys over the summer. It is a very nice recipe book with beautiful color and pictures. Lots of terrific popsicle recipes... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mom of 3
Not quite what I was expecting. I suppose they were trying to stick a whole lot of variety into a small book. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sarah Jones
The book is wonderful. recipes are easy and fast. Grandkids are loveing all the different recipes we have made.Published 3 months ago by janice4371
An easy-to-read recipe book with clever and fun ways to make your own ice pops. It's a spring board of ideas for making iced treats personal.Published 3 months ago by Linda Haskell
Such innovative and tasty recipe's, I just couldn't get enough of this.Published 5 months ago by Karen M Srebacic
Very nice book! I got good ideas and basic understanding how to make all sorts of Pops! Love my Pops !Published 5 months ago by SS