• My mom used to make these Popsicles while I was growing up. We called them magic Popsicles because they didn’t really drip and make a mess like other Popsicles. Of course, now that I think about it, perhaps they didn’t drip simply because we ate them so quickly. They have a slightly different texture than you will get in a regular Popsicle, but it is a good one.

    There are two ways to make these bad boys, one is the traditional way like my mom and grandma made. The other is the less sweetened lower sugar way that I am sure will appeal to many.

    The original pops were made using:
    1 packet of unsweetened Kool Aid
    1 3 ounce box of Jello (in a coordinating or complimentary flavor to the Kool Aid)
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 cups boiling water
    2 cups very cold water

    Get your two cups of water boiling.

    In a large bowl mix the drink mix, Jello, and sugar together.

    Stir in the boiling water and mix until everything has dissolved.

    Mix in the cold water.

    Immediately pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of four hours.

    I find this way to be cloyingly sweet. This is how I got the recipe from my mom, but when I make it I cut back on some of the sugar. That’s just me though.

    Alternatively you can skip the sugar and purchase the sugar free versions of the Kool Aid and Jello. I’m not sure what they use to sweeten those these days, but it is an option. You can also sub in stevia or a sweetener of your choice for the sugar in the original recipe. Just remember that each sweetener sweetens just a bit differently so you might have to taste your concoction to see if you have enough. Start small and add until it’s just right.

    These Popsicles were a staple of my childhood. Any time one of us had a sore throat we got to enjoy these. They are good enough that I still like them even now.