We recently had the opportunity to try out Freezycups from Life Without Plastic. As the name implies, their specialty is products made without plastic. They offer a huge variety of items from eating gear to toys, school supplies to travel accessories. It's a plastic-free heaven!
Freezycups are ice pop molds made of high quality, food grade stainless steel, and each comes with 3 reusable bamboo sticks and 2 silicone gaskets. All non-toxic! And what a wonderful treat on these triple-digit days. Let me say, yahoo! The temperatures here in Kansas City have been soaring for weeks now, and I've been looking for more ways to keep my kids cool and hydrated. Needless to say, we were excited about a cold new adventure concocting our own homemade popsicles. We went the fruity way and froze some of our favorite berries, blended them smooth with a little water, added some simple syrup and voila! We had something healthy and frozen to eat.
The Freezycups were really satisfying overall, and the fact that they have no plastic components is impressive. Their simple design was perfect for the youngsters, and the size is ideal for smaller hands. I love it when all the kids can participate, and my 4-year-old joined in on the whole process too because he was able to hold them so easily! The only element we found partially challenging was placing the gaskets into the lid, and keeping them in place while inserting the sticks. I ended up taking over for the kids because it requires slightly more hand dexterity. Other than that, they were fantastically easy to use, and they're dishwasher safe!
They're made with flat bottoms to stand upright in the freezer, and the ice pops slid right out of the mold when we were ready to eat them. We also used them as little tumblers for drinks, and my kids thought that was really cool 🙂