So, over the years I’ve gotten pretty good at concocting fairly successful ice pop recipes. This week though, we had a major ice pop fail.
The plan: Earth Day ice pops!
It sounds good in theory right? Cedar, my son and I thought, “Sure, Earth Day ice pops are doable.” We wanted little global pops, which means you’d need green, blue and something kind of brown to represent the earth. We colored some vanilla ice cream blue and green using natural food coloring. Then we pureed some blueberries. The trick was to mix it all together in some sort of earthy swirl.
In my head it seemed awesome. My head is often wrong.
The plan: That’s when it got complicated. Cedar’s idea was to freeze the colors in single layers, which I personally thought might be too time consuming. My idea was to freeze both shades of ice cream and the blueberries until semi-frozen, then scoop them into ice pop molds. We tried both. We froze a layer of blue, then later scooped in the other colors in a sort of swirl design.
The sad, sad results:
But wait, it gets worse:
Because we froze the first blue layer separately, the ice pops totally came apart.
Note to self – don’t freeze clumps of ice cream and blueberries in layers. So, we had this cool idea that failed. It’s okay though. Live and learn. If you have an idea for cute (and workable) Earth Day ice pops leave them in the comments.
Now, my plan was to offer an adorable Earth Day treat you could make with your kids. Obviously, these ice pops aren’t that treat. To make up for this massive fail I offer you some actual cute Earth Day treats…