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Anyone have any non-plastic suggestions for making popsicles? My boys love them, but I'd like a healthier way to make them.<br><br>
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My son has been quite happy with strawberries (whole) frozen with a wooden stick handle. He likes bananas that way as well. As a special treat we will sometimes dip them in chocolate. Yum!
 

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Well, my youngest two love that stuff (tho I'm lucky if I can get them to the freezer lol)<br><br>
But my oldest doesn't like most fruits, so juice is my best chance to get it in him. He loves it frozen into 'pops' but I hate to use those plastic molds and have no other ideas yet.
 

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Well, you could do the paper Dixie cups and stick a wooden stick in the middle when they are just about frozen, but that just trades the plastic problem for an excess waste problem I guess. Maybe get a set of little glass juice glasses or shot glasses? I suppose the popsicles would come out ok if you ran a little warm water over the glass, no?
 

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We do have a buncha shot glasses buried in the basement, I could try that lol<br><br>
thanks for the ideas!
 

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Muffin tins?
 

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I think I have some experimenting to do, I'm going to have to clear out flat spot to try the muffin tins<br><br>
I'll up date as I try new things to let you guys know what works
 

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My mom would use ice cube trays (we had the metal kind) with toothpicks for handles. The handles never stayed upright, but I think it would be fun to put a small piece of fruit in each section and stick the toothpick in that.
 

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I was thinking that some of the more interesting shaped silicone muffin trays could work with a popsicle stick or lollipop stick. I wish somebody was making silicone popsicle mold in the shapes I like (tall and narrow).
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My mom would use ice cube trays (we had the metal kind) with toothpicks for handles. The handles never stayed upright, but I think it would be fun to put a small piece of fruit in each section and stick the toothpick in that.</div>
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You could cover the trays with saran wrap before putting the toothpicks in.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

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I use glass cups that came with my yogurt maker; demi-cups (the kind you serve a shot/or two of esspresso) with silver spoon (for ice tea) or steering stick that is made of glass (with animals on the top)<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The sticks and spoons are a bit long, but my kids are ok with it.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was thinking that some of the more interesting shaped silicone muffin trays could work with a popsicle stick or lollipop stick. I wish somebody was making silicone popsicle mold in the shapes I like (tall and narrow).</div>
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How about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FSiliconeZone-Popsicle-Mold-Bright-Blue%2Fdp%2FB000G6U3V4" target="_blank">these?</a>
 

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Those are wonderful, I hadn't thought to search for them on Amazon!
 

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those look great!
 
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