I love making ice cube tray popsicles. They are so fun to make and very cheap. And it is super simple to make different flavors.
Growing up we didn’t have a lot of extra money, but my mom still found ways to treat us kids, there were 5 of us. One fun thing we used to do all the time is making ice cube tray popsicles. We would use different juices and many different flavors of Kool-Aid. It was a blast!
So now I am bringing you this easy childhood favorite. If I can do it, you can do it. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather the ingredients
Ice cube tray popsicles are super easy to make using very few ingredients and tools. You will need the following:
- Juice – You can try all kinds of flavors, I like making orange juice popsicles. Any juice or drink will work. You could do it with soda as well if you wanted.
- Plastic wrap – The plastic wrap will hold the toothpicks in place. You could use aluminum foil as well. Growing up we always used plastic wrap.
- Toothpicks – The toothpick is what holds the ice cube. It becomes a mini popsicle stick.
- Ice Cube Tray – This becomes the mold for the mini popsicles. Pretty clever right?
Step 2: How to make ice cube tray popsicles
Begin by pouring your choice of juice or drink into the ice cube tray. Exactly as if you were making normal ice cubes. Most of the time as kids we used orange juice. It was definitely our favorite flavor.
Tip: If you don’t want your drinks to get watered down with ice, make ice cubes out of that drink beforehand. Ice cold lemonade with lemonade ice cubes. Yes please!
Step 3: Wrap it and stick it
Now all you need to do is wrap the ice cube tray with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. I prefer plastic wrap because it is really easy to tell where the center is. Now poke through the plastic wrap with the toothpicks.
If you have really long toothpicks you can break them in half. Once you are done, place the ice cube tray into the freezer for 4 to 6 hours or overnight.
Step 4: Time to eat those ice cube tray popsicles
Once they have frozen take the tray out of the freezer and give it a bit of a twist to free up the popsicles. Then just pull them out and serve. Easy as that! Your kids will love these, just like we did. Enjoy!
Ice Cube Tray Popsicles
- Ice Cube Tray
- Plastic wrap
- 2 cups juice, soda, Kool-Aid, etc. 475 ml
- Fill your ice cube tray with your favorite drink. I love using orange juice, Kool-Aid, and soda.
- Cover the tray with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
- Poke toothpicks in the center of each cube. The plastic wrap will hold them in place.
- Place the tray in the freezer until completely frozen. This usually takes 4 to 6 hours.
- Remove the tray and twist like you would normal ice cubes. Then pull them out by the toothpick and serve. Enjoy!
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This is a great idea. I will give this a try today. Thanks!
Thank you, Natalie! 🙂
Hhhmmm….this should be easy to make. Besides, I like all my drinks cold.
Indeed! haha 🙂
Ice Cube Tray Popsicles are so easy to do. I like citrus flavors. So refreshing!
We will deffo be trying these, I love the fact that they are easy to make and youknow what is going in them xx
I used to make these as a kid! I am glad this simple activity is brought back and perfect for kids!
Very cool! I am not the only one it seems that made them as a kid, haha.
Yum yum delicious. Feels like eating it right now. My throat is bad so I have to wait few more days.
Thank you! I hope your throat feels better soon!
thanks for the trip down memory lane. i used to love ice cube tray popsicles during the summer…
You are so very welcome!
I remember doing these with my older kids when I was just starting out on my own. We had no money and they loved this easy treat, including helping me make them! They are still a great idea.
That is so cool, Marie! Yeah, we did them all the time growing up. We didn’t have much money either.
This reminds me of my childhood! We always used to make these with, yep, specifically OJ. So yums!
Yes!! That is awesome. I am glad it wasn’t just me that used to do this as kids. haha
You gave me an idea on how my kids enjoy this summer and that is by making this ice cube popsicle. Thank you!
So awesome!! You are welcome, let me know how they like it! It is such a fun and easy activity to do with kids.
What a creative way of making popsicles! I bet it would be fun and intriguing to try this, Thanks for sharing!
Thank you!! 🙂
It was so much fun doing this with my kids. Now we can’t wait for the taste test but I’m sure we will all love it!
Awesome, Natasha! Glad you and your kids had fun with it.
I love doing this with my kids in the summer. Such an easy way to get yummy popsicles!
Awesome!! Agreed a super easy and cheap way to get popsicles.
I really loved this idea! So easy to make!
Thanks, Toni! 🙂