Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Diabetic Popsicles

I've updated  "Kid's Recipes"  to include the diabetic version, but I'll add it here too:


 


In an 8 cup Pyrex measuring bowl with a spout*, measure 1 package "light" gelatin powder, (with no sugar added), 1 package Kool-Aid or Freshie drink mix, without sugar and 125 ml (1/2 cup) Splenda artificial sweetener. Stir in 500 ml (2 cups) boiling water and mix until everything is dissolved. Add 500 ml (2 cups) cold water OR pure, no sugar added fruit juice, OR diet soda (such as Lemon-Lime or Ginger Ale) and stir to mix.


Pour into popsicle molds and freeze about 8 hours or overnight.


If you have leftover popsicle juice, divide it into small yogurt or dessert cups and freeze til partially set. Serve with a spoon for an after school treat or dessert.


*or use a large mixing bowl, then pour it into a juice jug to fill molds


HALF RECIPE:


In a 2 cup, glass measuring cup (with a spout) measure 7  ml (which is half a package) of "light" gelatin powder (with no sugar added), 2 ml (which is half a package) of Kool-aid, 50 ml (1/4 cup) Splenda artificial sweetener, and 250 ml (1 cup) boiling water. When everything is dissolved, fill the cup to the 500 ml (2 cup) line with cold water (or pure fruit juice or diet soda). Fill  popsicle molds and freeze. This makes at least 8 popsicles. 


I often start the summer off with a full recipe, then make a half recipe to top up the supply as the molds empty. Vary the flavours- use your imagination. Let the kids help create new popsicle flavour sensations! Who knows, raspberry Jell-O and grape Kool-Aid might taste great together!

4 comments:

  1. Well, a very happy belated birthday ole' woman. I am glad your day was a huge success complete with a "home baked...by Lauralea" supper.



    Unlike your Diabetic Popcicles, several of us here at work did very much enjoy your ever-so-wonderful-full-of-orange-and-cinnamon-and-icing orange roles and cinnamon buns which I stacked up to look like a birthday cake. We all send a hearty "thank you".....and we're still drooling......

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  2. I never noticed your diabetic recipe section before, what a great idea. thanks so much

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  3. Oh, and several of the girls here at the office are clamoring for your cinnamon/orange bun recipe. Any possibilities in that area?

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  4. Company's Coming Breads. "Cinnamon Buns" and "Orange Rolls".



    (but I don't boil the syrup for sticky cinnamon buns as it says. I just melt everything together till the sugar is dissolved. When I boil it, it ALWAYS gets hard like toffee under the buns. And I divide the orange rolls into 24 buns and put them in a 9 x 13" pan, instead of making 18 on baking sheets as per the recipe.)



    Or, I could bake next week... but tell them it's A LOT cheaper to bake themselves! The cinnamon buns only rise once, so they don't take very long. And a Kitchen Aid mixer can handle half a recipe of cinnamon buns or a whole recipe of Orange buns, without needing a lot of supervision.



    : )

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