Since I have about three different kinds of popsicles still in the freezer this week, I thought we'd take a break today and talk about some popsicle recipe books that I've been reading. Before I buy a recipe book, I like to look inside. I usually search for titles on Amazon and look inside at the table of contents and read the small portion they give you. If it looks like something I'd be interested in, I usually check it out at the library. If the library doesn't carry it, there's always the brick and mortar Barnes and Noble where I can look before shelling out the bucks. Here are two I got at the library...
Ice Pops by Shelly Kaldunski
Almost all of the popsicle books are arranged in a similar order: how to's (molds, sticks, etc.), fruity recipes, creamy recipes, chocolate recipes. I love a recipe book with lots of pictures! This book has a picture of almost all of the pops featured. Some of the ones that caught my eye... tangerine bergamot (uses earl grey tea bag to infuse the bergamot flavor), mexican chocolate, coconut cinnamon, and vanilla toffee chip (vanilla custard + toffee = yum).
Perfect Pops by Charity Ferriera
Lots of pictures! What sounds good?
Strawberry cheesecake with graham cracker crumbles, blackberry iced tea, and arroz con leche (rice with milk) a take on horchata, a yummy mexican drink that my husband introduced me to after we were married. This book has two sections that are a little different from other books... fancy pops (mostly striped and swirled) and adult pops (contain alcohol which I am not into, but hey it's there).
I've got a few other popsicle books to share, but we'll save them for another time. I hope this little series is getting you popsicle inspired!