It can be as simple as frozen fruit juice on a stick, or as sophisticated as a handheld adult craft cocktail without a glass. Popsicles, as we call them in the U.S., have been in household freezers now for almost a century. These days they come in all shapes and sizes and are served at all hours of the day and night. Frozen confectioners have come up with creative and refreshing ways to beat the heat and combine a gourmet frozen dessert experience with cocktail hour — on a stick! Below are some recipe books available at the library; just promise to enjoy your popsicle responsibly.
- Castella, K. (2008). Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone. Philadelphia: Quirk Books.
- Daulter, A., & DeFurio, A. (2011). Ice Pop Joy: Organic, Healthy, Fresh, Delicious. South Portland, Me: Sellers Pub.
- Fyfe, L. (2013). Poptails.
- Gerson, F., Anderson, E., & O’Hanlon, P. (2011). Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice, and Aguas Frescas. Berkeley, [CA: Ten Speed Press.
- Jordi, N., Carrell, D., & Horowitz, J. (2012). People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press.