A popsicle that doesn’t drip? Sign me up! These no-drip jello popsicles are your solution to a mess free summer.
Popsicles. summery, sugary and sticky! What kid doesn’t love a popsicle or two (or in our case, three or four or five) on a summer day? And what mom hasn’t found a juicy handprint on their upholstery after a fun day in the sun. I don’t think you can call it summer without popsicles but I also don’t link cleaning up sticky messes all day either. You know the ones… the messes that you don’t find until it’s too late to salvage? Yep, I think every mom has been there. But popsicles can be fun and less messy. You just have to know how to make ’em. The secret for no-drip popsicles is jello.
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In our house, I’m known as the popsicle maker. I have no idea how I got this title. I do a lot of things around the home and popsicle making is just one of my superpowers. But I didn’t think that designation would ever make it onto my child’s school artwork. As in “What is your mom’s favorite thing to do” Answer: “Make popsicles”. Hmmm… but if my children look to me as the popsicle maker, I am not going to disappoint.
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HOW TO MAKE NO-DRIP JELLO POPSICLES
These jello popsicles take a bit longer than my other popsicle recipes only because they are layered. But the result is worth it.
I can’t remember where I bought my popsicle mold but you can get a similar mold here. When making these popsicles, pour the red jello into the popsicle mold and set it in the freezer to set for a bit. Make sure it doesn’t freeze all the way. You’ll need to catch it right when it starts to jell, probably about 20-30 minutes. Once it has started to jell, place popsicle sticks or straws into the jello. I’d recommend popsicle sticks because the popsicles are a bit hard to get out of the mold with the straws. If the popsicle sticks stand straight up, the jello is firm enough.
Once the popsicle sticks are upright, place the popsicles back in the freezer to fully freeze. Then layer the white jello and blue jello on top.
For the white layer, I couldn’t find any white/clear flavored jello so I used regular gelatin and added some orange vitality essential oil for taste.
Every kid (and adult) deserves a jello popsicle. Summer just isn’t complete without them. Because these popsicles are made of jello, they don’t drip or melt like regular popsicles. My kids snagged a couple after this photo shoot and devoured them outside in the 90 degree heat. Not one drip!
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