These tangy, sweet ice pops are a cinch to make at home. Three ingredients is all you need!
When I was in my first year of college, I went out with a classmate after an evening class. My friend asked the bartender to make a fun non-alcoholic drink for me. He declared a delightful mixture of orange juice, grenadine, and cream to be a Merry-Go-Round.
I have never forgotten about that, all these years later. I occasionally get a bottle of grenadine to add to cola or uncola to make a Roy Rogers or Shirley Temple. And maybe stir up a yummy Merry-Go-Round, too.
This summer, I poured the tasty drink into ice pop molds. The result was a tangy, sweet ice pop that freezes up beautifully. The texture is soft enough to bite into but hard enough to hold its shape.
Tangy, Sweet Merry-Go-Round Ice Pops
All it takes is orange juice, grenadine, and heavy cream. Half and half will do in a pinch.
Combine and mix well in a measuring cup with a lip for easy pouring. Or use a blender to add a bit of air into the mixture. Pour into ice pop molds or an ice cube tray, and freeze. This reusable plastic Ikea mold makes six ice pops. It’s easy to use, makes a nice-sized little treat that stays on the stick while eating, and it’s only $1.99! So get two or three sets!
Tangy Sweet Ice Pops
- 1 c orange juice
- 3 T grenadine
- 2 T heavy cream
- Pour all three ingredients into a 2-cup measuring cup with a lip for easier pouring.
- Or, combine in a blender to incorporate a little bit of air
- Pour into six ice pop molds and freeze.
Tangy sweet ice pops are great to satisfy a grown-up craving. They also work well for little ones, especially in this size mold because it’s a small treat that can be eaten before it melts all over the place. Enjoy them on a hot afternoon or for a bedtime snack.