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Popsicle

A Popsicle is a popular frozen treat enjoyed by people of all ages, especially during hot summer months. Consisting mainly of frozen fruit juice, flavored syrup, or pureed fruit, Popsicles are usually served skewered on a wooden stick, making them easy to eat and mess-free. Originating in the United States in the early 20th century, Popsicles have evolved to include various flavors, shapes, and sizes. They can easily be made at home using molds or store-bought for convenience, making them a versatile and accessible dessert option for families and individuals alike.
#3
IN FROZEN DESSERT
21
CAL / 100G
$0.11
AVG / OZ
Popsicle
100%
CARBS
0%
FAT
0%
PROTEIN
Popsicle FAQ
What are the basic ingredients for making Popsicles?
Do I need any special equipment for making Popsicles?
Can I use fresh fruit instead of fruit juice or puree?
How can I make my Popsicles creamier?
Can I use alternative sweeteners for my Popsicles?
How can I prevent my Popsicles from becoming too icy?
How long do I need to freeze my Popsicles?
How long can I keep my Popsicles in the freezer?
Expiration & Storage Tips
When does Popsicle expire?
If you're buying store-bought Popsicles, they usually have a 'use by' or 'best by' date printed on the packaging. But don't worry, this isn't a hard and fast rule. In most cases, they can last 6 to 8 months beyond the printed date if unopened and stored properly in the freezer. Once it's opened, like when you take one out, the rest should still stay good for the same length of time, as long as you re-seal the packaging well and put them back in the freezer promptly. If you've made your own Popsicles and froze them, they should last around 1 to 2 months in the freezer.
How do you tell if Popsicle is bad?
Even though Popsicles are frozen, they can still go bad over time. The most visible sign is the presence of ice crystals on the Popsicle. This is a process called freezer burn, the result of fluctuating temperatures in the freezer, which dehydrate the Popsicle leading to changes in its taste and texture. It's still safe to eat, but might not taste as good. And of course, if the Popsicle has any signs of mold, discoloration, or a strange odor, it's probably gone bad and should not be eaten.
Tips for storing Popsicle to extend shelf life
• Keep the Popsicles in a well-sealed package or airtight container to avoid freezer burn and minimize exposure to air, which can introduce bacteria. • Store Popsicles in the back of the freezer where the temperature is most consistent. • For homemade Popsicles, make sure to freeze them as soon as you've made them and they're properly sealed in their molds. • If you need to store Popsicles for a long time, consider using a deep freezer which maintains a more consistent and colder temperature. • Use a marker to write the date on the package when you opened it or made them. This way you can keep track of how long they've been in the freezer.
EXPIRES WITHIN
4 - 6
MONTHS
Health Info
Macros
2g
CARBS
0g
FAT
0g
PROTEIN
Allowed on these diets
VEGETARIAN
VEGAN
LACTOSE FREE
GLUTEN FREE
Contains these allergens
MILK
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