These are a blast from the past. What could say “childhood summer” better than Dixie cups, craft sticks and jello? I suppose you could say that bikes with banana seats or running through the sprinkler might describe “childhood summer” better, but I think these popsicles have an advantage. These are the taste of summer, with all its cool, sticky goodness. And if you eat it just right you can have the sweet, syrup dripping down your arm and off your elbow making orange polka dots on the sidewalk.
Here’s what you’ll need to make them. Your kids will love you for doing this and love you even more if you let them help make them.
1 small box jello, any flavor
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Put the jello and sugar in a bowl with a pour spout. Add the boiling water and stir to dissolve. Add the cold water and stir. Pour about 1/2 cup into each dixie cup. Freeze the popsicles for about 2 hours. I set the timer so I wouldn’t forget this next step. After 2 hours, they should be frozen enough to stand the craft sticks in, but not so frozen you can’t get the sticks in. Pop in the sticks and freeze until firm.
I found it worked well to put the popsicles on a cookie sheet in the freezer. We made strawberry also and ended up with about 16 popsicles from the two batches. Enjoy your summer!