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Old 06-08-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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Low carb Popsicles

When you're craving some popsicles, follow these steps to enjoy some carb freindly treats:

Make some Crystal Light (any flavor)

Pour some Crystal Light into popsicle molds, like this:


Place in freezer.
Wait until frozen.
Enjoy!

*Watch out for Crystal Light Hidden Carbs!
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Old 06-08-2006, 02:53 PM   #2
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I thought of this idea recently actually but I couldn't find popcicle makers at Walmart...might need to go to Bed Bath and Beyond....
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my kinda recipe!

i do it with diet rite sodas all the time!
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Old 06-09-2006, 05:24 AM   #4
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I've heard that flat A&W diet root beer mixed with a dash of cream makes a good one to.
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I've heard that flat A&W diet root beer mixed with a dash of cream makes a good one to.
OMG thanks for THAT idea. I am going to do it. I have the molds.
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HHMmm Diet Rite that is interesting. I just bought someDiet Snapple popsicles, 10 cals no carbs, they are very yummmy.
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I've heard that flat A&W diet root beer mixed with a dash of cream makes a good one to.
What kind of cream?




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I wish Crystal Light made a BANANA flavor. And a blue raspberry flavor !
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Old 06-10-2006, 06:23 PM   #9
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I've heard that flat A&W diet root beer mixed with a dash of cream makes a good one to.

Awesome idea!!!!
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I've been buying the diet a&w, dr. pepper, and orange crush popscicles, but I bet I'd like ones I make myself better--especially since I just got a new freezer! Thanks for the idea! I'm going to start looking for popscicle molds.
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I wish Crystal Light made a BANANA flavor. And a blue raspberry flavor !

Kool-aid makes blue raspberry flavor. Get the unsweetened and sweeten yourself.
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Where do u get the popsicle maker thingy?????
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Old 06-11-2006, 12:39 PM   #13
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Thank You Shadowzip. I am on my way to Walmart !
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When I make my own popsicles they come out hard as a rock, instead of that kind of soft texture that commerical ones have. I guess that's what all the additives in commercial ones are for? Has amyone figured out how to improve the texture of homemade popsicles?
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I have the same problem--I don't like the texture of my homemade popsicles.
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I thought of this idea recently actually but I couldn't find popcicle makers at Walmart...might need to go to Bed Bath and Beyond....
I bought uber bunches of the popcicle makers at Target.. really reasonable prices..
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When I make my own popsicles they come out hard as a rock, instead of that kind of soft texture that commerical ones have. I guess that's what all the additives in commercial ones are for? Has amyone figured out how to improve the texture of homemade popsicles?
I wonder if using some glycerin would help or poly d. It seems to work in ice cream, why not popsicles? I think I will try it and see.
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I wish Crystal Light made a BANANA flavor. And a blue raspberry flavor !

Kool aide makes a strawberry banana and a blue raspberry booth are unsweetned so you can add what ever sweetner you like.
HTH
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Popsicle Recipe

This is the recipe I use for good textured popsicles.

1 pkg sugar free jello
1 pkg unsweetened kool aid
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Sweetener to taste( i use liquid splenda)

Dissolve Jello and Kool aid in boiling water. stir in cold water and artificial sweetener. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze.

I have a popsicle mold that makes 10 popsicles and this recipe fills it with a little left over.

If molds are not available, use small dixie cups with wooden sticks.
Wooden sticks are available at your local craft store.
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Wow! Now I am thinking Fudgcicles with SF chocolate jello. Yum. I shall have to dig out the popsicle moulds tonight.
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This is the recipe I use for good textured popsicles.

1 pkg sugar free jello
1 pkg unsweetened kool aid
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Sweetener to taste( i use liquid splenda)

Dissolve Jello and Kool aid in boiling water. stir in cold water and artificial sweetener. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze.

I have a popsicle mold that makes 10 popsicles and this recipe fills it with a little left over.

If molds are not available, use small dixie cups with wooden sticks.
Wooden sticks are available at your local craft store.
ohhhh! and they make SF strawberry banana jello!!!
what a great idea!!
THanks!
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This is the recipe I use for good textured popsicles.

1 pkg sugar free jello
1 pkg unsweetened kool aid
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Sweetener to taste( i use liquid splenda)

Dissolve Jello and Kool aid in boiling water. stir in cold water and artificial sweetener. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze.

I have a popsicle mold that makes 10 popsicles and this recipe fills it with a little left over.

If molds are not available, use small dixie cups with wooden sticks.
Wooden sticks are available at your local craft store.
Thanks!
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I made some by mixing Davinci syrup and cream. I made coconut, banana, peanut butter, pineapple, orange, and strawberry.. The flavor is pretty strong, which I like!!
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I had to close my eyes while reading this!
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HHMmm Diet Rite that is interesting. I just bought someDiet Snapple popsicles, 10 cals no carbs, they are very yummmy.
Just a thought-provoking question about labels and calories, y'all.

If something (anything, even a Diet Snapple popsicle) has 10 calories, where are the calories coming from? I somehow don't think there are protein or fat calories in a Diet Snapple, and a carb is 4 calories, so doesn't that mean there are 2.5 hidden carbs per popsicle serving?

Works out that way for me...I just don't necessarily believe a label that says zero carbs when there are actual calories involved until I get a chance to see where the heck those calories are coming from.

Any fat grams or protein grams on that label?

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I pour soyslender chocolate and add stevia to sweeten it then free it. It gives a nice fudgecycle flavor for little calories. A really good thing is coconut milk mixed with cocoa powder with added splenda. Freeze and enjoy! I also mix koolaid with heavy cream and freeze it too.
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I wonder if using some glycerin would help or poly d. It seems to work in ice cream, why not popsicles? I think I will try it and see.
I was wondering the same thing. I have a bottle of vegetable glycerin, so I may have to give it a try and see what I can come up with. I think the texture of store-bought popsicles has a lot to do with the freezing process. You know with ice cream the texture is determined by how the ice crystals are formed, so I would assume the same would apply to popsicles.

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This is the recipe I use for good textured popsicles.

1 pkg sugar free jello
1 pkg unsweetened kool aid
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
Sweetener to taste( i use liquid splenda)

Dissolve Jello and Kool aid in boiling water. stir in cold water and artificial sweetener. Pour in popsicle molds and freeze.

I have a popsicle mold that makes 10 popsicles and this recipe fills it with a little left over.

If molds are not available, use small dixie cups with wooden sticks.
Wooden sticks are available at your local craft store.
Shadowzip..........Do you spray the molds?
I have popsicle molds that I bought from Bed Bath and Beyond. I used Crystal Light, and they were hard as a rock. I couldn't even get them out of the mold until I ran some warm water over them. Then, they broke apart. I was wondering if your recipe might be better, because of the jello. Maybe I woudn't have as much trouble sliding them out of the mold. My DH has been after me to make popsicles.
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Shadowzip..........Do you spray the molds?
I have popsicle molds that I bought from Bed Bath and Beyond. I used Crystal Light, and they were hard as a rock. I couldn't even get them out of the mold until I ran some warm water over them. Then, they broke apart. I was wondering if your recipe might be better, because of the jello. Maybe I woudn't have as much trouble sliding them out of the mold. My DH has been after me to make popsicles.
I don't spray the molds and it is the jello that gives them the better texture. I just run hot water over the bottom of the molds and let sit a couple of minutes and they slide right out.
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