Monday, March 05, 2007

Diabetic Popsicles

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


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!

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