Repurpose recyclable yogurt containers as popsicle molds!
These DIY popsicle molds are quick and easy alternatives to throwing out odl plastic containers. Sometimes, you've just got to do it yourself!
FYI - I was in the mood for popsicles, and although I have a popsicle mold, they are rather small. My husband saw what I was doing and said "Those are going to be some big popsicles..". I was like... "Naw, they'll be normal sized."
These popsicles are professional popsicle-licker size! You have been warned!
Also, if you try this out and come up with a better adhesive, please let me know! Hot glue was a crappy choice for this project, but it was all I had on hand that would seal the lid to the body.
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Rinse some yoplait yogurt containers and dry them
Cut off the bottoms.
Flip them upside down and hot glue them to their bottoms. Make sure you get enough hot glue around the outer edge, otherwise they will leak (trust me!) and they won't be able to withstand the fiddling it takes to get the popsicle out.
I was going to glue them together in a tray formation, but decided against it because they will take up less room in the freezer if I can just make one or two whenever I please.
Also I ran out of hot glue sticks. Oof course.
I made two notches across from one another for a tooth pick support for some recycled popsicle sticks. They weren't tall enough to stand above the rim on their own, but you might have some that work better! Mine were some stubby yogurt pop sticks.
Slowly poor in your popsicle mixture.
I used the Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops recipe, and it made two cups worth.
Freeze for at least 3 hours. There is a lot of sugar in this recipe, so it took a while to get solid enough. Other recipes might be ready sooner.
Carefully remove the toothpick, if you used one.
Rinse the outside gently with water (it doesn't have to be warm), being careful not to get water onto the bottom of the popsicle! After about 10 seconds, flip it right side up and if the popsicle slides out you're good to go! If not, rinse a few more seconds and try again.