When we started doing more juicing and whole foods I found a brief mention on a web site about a product that allowed one to make their own push up pops at home, with GOOD FOR YOU JUICE, and thus the hunt begun for the product, Silicone Ice Pop Maker Molds. I located these silicone dynamos on Amazon. You can see them below.
There was a brand that was more expensive, but I know with the way Bear goes through Popsicles that we would need two or three ready during the day. Since I had plans to use healthy juice and smoothies in the push ups I wasn't worried about her having a few each day.
They arrived and we immediately put the product to use with juice and even yummy smoothies. They do a great job. I do find for them to push up easily a little warm water splashed on the outside is needed. The product has held up well so for. A few people mentioned a smell and taste from the silicone but after a wash or two it has not been noticeable at all. I would suggest hand washing, even though they appear to be dishwasher safe.
- The lids can be hard to keep track of.
- They can't be filled to the "brim" and have the lids go on nicely.
- They have to be placed in a cup or laid sideways in the freezer. If you want nice round push ups you need to place them in a holder or cup.
- We were only sent one strap with our double order.
- Lack of care instructions in packaging.
- You have to have them upright to fill and because of the tapered bottom they must be held while pouring the liquid in.
But the pluses can be summed up like this.....
|Berry mix, spinach, flax, yogurt, |
apple, carrot, and almond milk
Even Hubs enjoys them!
With summer fast approaching with its warms days, these could be just the hit for your family. They could hold so much more than frozen products and could be fun for kids for several years.