Hello, in this episode of In the Kitchen with Matt, we will continue with the Star Wars theme, last episode we made Star Wars Death Star Peanut Butter Cups, this episode we are making Star Wars Death Star Popsicles. So we are really getting great value out of our Death Star molds, because of the versatility they provide. These popsicles are super easy to make, if I can make them, you can make them! If you have any comments put them down below, and I will get back to you.
- Star Wars Death Star Silicon Mold (I found mine on Amazon)
- Liquids (Sprite, Fruit Punch, Orange Juice, Kool Aid, etc.)
- Funnel or liquid Syringe (I use the 30ml kind, cheap on Amazon)
- Tape (may or may not need this)
- Thin Popsicle sticks or Wooden Dowels or Cake Pop Sticks
Just a picture of all the tools and ingredients that I am using. You don't have to use the liquid syringe, a small funnel will work just fine. Most likely you won't need the tape either, but in case your sticks are a little light or they are not standing up straight for you, use some tape to hold them in place.
*Note about the sticks, normal popsicle sticks are too fat to fit through the hole of the mold. So you will need the thin kind, or use the wooden dowels, or cake pop sticks. I found these all at Walmart, the wooden dowels were like .79 for a whole pack! Michaels will have them, and you can find them on amazon.
Ok for this first popsicle, I would like to make it two colors (Fruit punch Top and Sprite Bottom). So in order to do that, first we fill up the first half of the Death Star Mold. Then we put the top on. There is a little notch on the bottom as well as on the top , so you know where to line them up. Then put your stick in through the hole. Now this one will go in the freezer as is for 3 to 4 hrs.
The next mold I am going to make it all Sprite. So I fill up the first half with Sprite, then put the top on. Then fill up the second half using a funnel or syringe. You can put the stick in before or after this step. Don't fill it up all the way, liquids expand when frozen. But if it happens don't worry, it will just come out the top a little bit.
So after about 4 hours I took out the one that just had a Fruit Punch bottom half. Next I added the sprite to the top. This is wear the syringe really helps out, since you can't remove the stick at this point. However a small funnel will fit over the top of the stick and slide down to the base. Once filled up, I put it back in the freezer for another 4 hours or so, to really set.
As you can see I filled the molds up a little too much. The liquid came out the top, and you see a little gap formed at the seam. No worries though, you just push the extra amount off with your finger, and then clear it away from the base where the stick is, then using your finger tips take off the top half of the mold. It releases much easier then the chocolate one. Then using your palms and finger tips, take off the bottom half.
Some times you will have a Saturn like ring around the popsicle. Mainly happens when you put too much liquid in the mold. If you don't like that, use a little knife and just trim it off. It comes off very easily.
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