Loaf Pan Popsicles

posted on: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I know that you know that I have a favorite popsicle maker, only because I talk about it all the time and then some. I would love it if everybody owned this popsicle maker because I really do think it's that wonderful and also because I'm going to be doing an entire month of popsicles and it would be fun if we had the same gadgets to play with.

That's not to say that I don't appreciate the simple things, and the inexpensive things, the things you already own. In fact simplicity and inexpensive often go hand in hand. And truth be told most of the things I cherish the most are simple and inexpensive.

You can do marvelous things with what you have at your disposal. 
Use what you've got.
Reinvent it and give it a new life.

If you don't have a popsicle maker or any popsicle molds fear not. You can make popsicles using muffin tins, an ice-cube tray, old yogurt cups, and even a loaf pan. You do own a loaf pan right? If you don't here is a chance to get a popsicle mold for about a dollar at any Goodwill. Then when you're done making popsicles you can use your loaf pan to, get this, make bread!

But since it's Summer I would stick with popsicles.

Loaf Pan Popsicles
makes between 6-8 popsicles
(printable version)
  • 1 - 8 x 4 x 2 ½ in. loaf pan
  • 6 -8 large Popsicle sticks
  • wax paper or tin foil
  • scotch tape
  • 2 cups whole fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 freshly squeezed orange juice

  1. In a blender mix the vanilla yogurt with the orange juice until frothy
  2. Pour the mixture into the  loaf pan
  3. Cover the with wax paper or tin foil and secure it with tape
  4. Make small slivers on top of the paper, right in the middle about 1 inch apart, to put the Popsicle sticks in. The paper will help hold the Popsicle sticks upright and in place.
  5. Freeze over night.
  6. Once the mixture is fully frozen it is ready to eat. Carefully wet the the outside of the pan with hot water until the frozen mixture easily outs out of the pan. Put the entire solid block on top of a cutting board and cut with a knife making individual Popsicles.


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