When is it frozen pepper jelly pop time? Today was. Any time, really, but when it’s hot outside, it’s perfect. It was a very warm spring day today, even though it was raining hard and has been raining hard for over two weeks. The humidity was incredible and all I could think about as I drove home from work was. . . frozen snacks.
Last night, I dug three plastic ice cube trays out of the garage, ran them through the dishwasher, and filled each little cubicle with Texas Pepper Jelly. I had three different kinds, so I ended up with three different kinds of frozen ices.
I had a package of sucker sticks in the pantry, so I got those out and inserted a stick in each little ice cube cubicle. I don’t always have sticks handy, but on those occasions, I just put the frozen cubes in a glass. Sometimes I pour lemonade over the frozen pepper jelly cubes. Sometimes I pour a little rum over them, but that’s a secret. (It’s like super simple sangria!)
Whatever you decide to do with your frozen pepper jelly cubes, this is the beginning of the perfect season to make them. Hot and muggy outside? Just fill a glass with frozen pepper jelly, or pull a cube out by the stick, and enjoy.
If your kids ask for some, you have two options: go ahead and share, which means not as much for you, or tell your kids you’re sorry, but you’re having a grown-up snack. Be sure to keep some cheap frozen pops in the freezer for them.
I am NOT a bad mom. This is only practical!