Sugar Aunts: Shirley Temple Popsicles Recipe

Shirley Temple Popsicles Recipe

We are very excited to have Liz from The Fresh Plate joining us today!  Liz can be found  on Facebook, Twitter, and  Instagram. 
 
 

Hi Everyone! I am Liz, coming over from The Fresh Plate . I am so happy to be a guest blogger today! I am a married mom of three boys , and they love to eat! I  am a food writer, blogger and small business owner. It is August, and back to school time is upon us once again. I wanted to share a sweet treat with you  today that my kids ( and the neighborhood kids) love. Who doesn't love Shirley Temples? These are in popsicle form and are oh so good. I hope you enjoy! 


When I was a little girl, there was a seafood restaurant in the town we lived in called Neptune's Galley. I have no idea if that restaurant is still in business or not, but I remember it vividly. There was a huge statue of Neptune on the roof of the building and it was dark and nautical on the inside. I have to admit, I do not remember the food that was served there. I remember first being introduced to Shirley Temple's! At the time , my favorite movie just happened to be Shirley Temple in The Little Princess. And my daddy knew that and ordered me a Shirley Temple to drink...and the rest is history. I think I requested that drink at every restaurant  we ate in for the next five years after that! Cold , bubbly sprite, grenandine and a cherry on top. Oh , how I loved getting that pink-tinted drink brought to me. I felt so grown up! Flash forward 20 years. My boys and I were at Red Robin and I introduced them to Shirley Temple's. Ummm, they were not impressed. I guess it is a  girl thing. They ended up with root beer floats. But I was determined to get them to like them! So last week I set out to make Shirley Temple Popsicles. At first I tried with just Sprite and maraschino juice. Eh. Then I added cherries  to the mix. Still not right. So  after a few trial and errors, I added   fresh orange juice , sprite, cherries and cherry juice. Perfect. And the boys ate them all. So here is to nostalgia. And Shirley Temple!

Shirley Temple Popsicles

2 cups Sprite or 7-Up soda
scant 1/2 cup fresh orange juice ( it took about 3 medium oranges to get the juice I needed)
grenadine ( I find this in the aisle with the margarita mix, etc)
maraschino cherries

In a large mixing cup,combine the soda and the orange juice .Set aside.
Fill popsicle molds with marachino cherries . (Mine were smaller molds, so I used 3 cherries in each mold)
Add about a teaspoon of grenadine to each mold.( you could use the cherry juice in the bottle of cherries, if there is enough, in place of the grenadine)
Add the soda/oj mixture to each mold, about 2/3 full. Don't fill to the to the top of the molds. It will expand after freezing .
Place tops on popsicle molds and freeze.


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