Like lots of things, these was accidently invented.
In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop. He called it the “Epsicle". Everyone then asked for Pop’s Sicle which promptly became ‘Popsicle’.
What you’ll need
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons honey
Juice and zest of one lemon
1 punnet of blueberries
How to make them
- In a saucepan, whisk the milk and corn starch until no lumps are left.
- Add the honey and lemon.
- Bring to the boil slowly, keep stirring on a simmer for 4-5 minutes until it thickens, then turn off the heat and leave to cool.
- In the popsicle moulds, share out the blueberries evenly and add the lemon mix.
- Place in the freezer for a few hours and you are ready to serve.
The best part about making treats using sugar is of course eating them afterwards, but please remember to eat sugary foods as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle and to take good care of your teeth with the help of your dentist. You might want to try one of these as a sugar alternative. All cooking should be done under adult supervision.