Who doesn’t love popsicles? My kids certainly do, but store-bought ice pops usually have a ton of fake sugar, dyes, and chemicals — things I’d rather my kids didn’t eat if possible. So when I received these IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds to review I went straight to Pinterest to find some yummy recipes for homemade ice pops.
I found a super simple recipe for fudge pops. Yum! The IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds are nice. Here’s what I did like:
- The set included two silicone push-pop style molds as a bonus. These were great for my toddler who can’t handle a whole dripping popsicle.
- The stick part is plastic which makes the whole set 100% reusable. No waste.
- No wooden sticks required. I have them for crafts, but I’d rather skip the risk of splinters. My kids have been known to chew into the sticks before I can stop them LOL!
- Unlike using wooden sticks, these sticks have a little cup to hold drips!
Now for the minor problems…
- The tray is flimsy in the center. It buckles when you press the molds in place and needs some support in the center. This caused some mess as the full molds didn’t stand straight without careful adjustment.
- The lids/sticks appear to snap on but they don’t, they just kind of rest on top of the mold and it takes some adjusting to get them on straight.
- The molds are hard to clean by hand. I don’t own a dishwasher so we had to come up with a small wand to clean in the molds.
Despite the little problems I still give this mold set 4 stars. Tip: Run the frozen pops under warm water for a few minutes to loosen them up. If the stick slides out while you’re trying to slide the pop out of the mold, just give the messiest kid a spoon and save on clean up.
I would recommend this ice pop mold set to anyone who wants to make their own yummy homemade ice treats! I received the IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds set free to test and give my honest review and feedback.