Copycat Retro Rocket Pops

retro_rocket_pops_madeWhen I Was A Kid I Only Had Access To One Social Network…

…The Outside!

Back in the 80’s there were no such things as iPhones, the internet or Instagram. Whatever you got up to stayed within your trusted circle of friends and you certainly didn’t have to worry about any bad photos, stories or love disasters being broadcast to thousands, or even millions, of strangers innocently surfing the net.

Isn’t it ironic then, that this very same technology that is blamed for holding children captive indoors in their bedrooms today that actually gives many adults, like me, their freedom? Yes, I am free from the 9 to 5 of yesteryear, no longer stuck within the confines of 4 walls and tied to a desk by a multitude of cables from a PC, computer screen and two piece telephone – wow, I am showing my age now, aren’t I?!

tovolo_rocket_pop_mouldBut with the sun shining and the school holidays in full swing, I can’t help thinking back to the days when a whole 12 hours playing outside on my bike was a great day, and being given £1 for the ice cream van made me deliriously happy. Which brings me to today’s recipe, an icy treat that is iconic for anyone who grew up in the 80’s.

So let me take you back, back to these Copycat Rocket Ice Pops that used to be sold everywhere, from the ice cream man to your local corner shop, and always my popsicle of choice. Made using three different layers of blended colourful fruits, these popsicles are not only extremely easy to make and to customize, but they are also extremely healthy.

retro_rocket_pop_mouldsThese retro Rocket Pop Moulds from Seattle based Tovolo make the perfect copycat pop!

So don your fingerless lace gloves, blue eyeshadow, backcomb your hair like there’s no tomorrow, and rock(et) out to some great 80’s tunes while you take a lick of your Retro 80’s Rocket Pop!

retro_rocket_pops_1st_layerTo make the first red layer, hull your strawberries and blend with a little water. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are a third filled. Pop them into the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes.

retro_rocket_pops_2nd_layerCreate the second orange layer by blending some tinned peaches. You can add a little water or some of the syrup from the can, if needed. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are another third filled. Pop them into the freezer and freeze for another 30 minutes.

retro_rocket_pop_mouldsCreate the final yellow layer by blending together some lemon curd with some milk. If you don’t like lemon curd, simply blend a similar colored fruit like cantaloupe melon with some water, or use lemon barley water instead. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are full. Pop them into the freezer and freeze until they are completely solid.

Dip the moulds in warm water for several seconds to help release the frozen pops.

As with the Tovolo Groovy Pop Moulds these Rocket Pop Moulds have clever drip catching handles so you don’t end up all sticky after your 80’s indulgence!

Equipment I Used To Create This Recipe:

You can visit my Amazon Store to buy the above products, and many more items, in the UK and Europe.

Copycat Retro Rocket Pops

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 9 Strawberries
  • 1 oz Water
  • 2 Tbsp Lemon Curd
  • ¹⁄3 Cup Milk
  • 1 Can Peaches

Instructions:

To make the first red layer, blend together some strawberries with a little water. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are a third filled. Pop them into the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes.

Create the second orange layer by blending some tinned peaches. You can add a little water or some of the syrup from the can, if needed. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are another third filled. Pop them into the freezer and freeze for another 30 minutes.

Create the final yellow layer by blending together some lemon curd with some milk. If you don’t like lemon curd, simply blend a similar colored fruit like cantaloupe melon with some water, or use lemon barley water instead. Pour the mixture into your pop moulds until they are full. Pop them into the freezer and freeze until they are completely solid.

Dip the moulds in warm water for several seconds to help release the frozen pops.

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