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Unread 06-30-2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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popsicle sticks (for KH sea salt ice cream)

So I'd like to try and make real edible sea salt popsicles sometime. My major dilemma is that I hate wooden popsicle sticks, it's a texture thing. And if I made some I'd want to be able to give them to friends. So I'd want just some plain plastic popsicle sticks, not like the fancy plastic popsicle bottoms that come with popsicle molds. Does anyone know if those exist, and if so where I could get them?
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Unread 06-30-2007, 08:21 PM   #2
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I know you can buy wooden ones in craft stores...but if you're looking for plastic ones...the best thing i can think of is to try...toung depressors maybe? Something like that might work...
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Unread 06-30-2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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Hmm, I've heard of plastic tongue depressors, though I've no idea where you'd get them (wooden tongue depressors also tend to have a smoother, tighter grain if that's your main issue). You could try and sand down regular popsicle sticks with a fine grit sandpaper to get rid of the worst of the texture, or try and coat it in some sort of plastic...
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Unread 06-30-2007, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas! I have hope now. I've even found a couple links:

http://www.rb-medical.com/docc/index5e.htm
Not sure how/if I can order from this place.

http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/...1002723259.htm
I'd rather them not be transparent, but this is certainly a find.

And I remembered that my friends who were industrial design majors had some kind of plastic you could dip things in to get a nice coating on them.

If anyone else has more ideas or tips please keep them coming!
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Unread 07-01-2007, 12:50 AM   #5
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If an authentic "popsicle" look isn't important to you, I would just use plastic spoons - easily and cheaply obtainable at any grocery store.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 01:23 AM   #6
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I thought you could get popsicle sticks from craft stores.

Plus, I'd look up recipes for salt water taffy and go from there.

I doubt people want to be eating the equivilant of a frozen boullion cube.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 01:24 AM   #7
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I was going to suggest the plastic knives X3 The ones with smooth edges of course >.> But the handle should look fine

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Unread 07-01-2007, 09:02 AM   #8
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I thought a little bit about plastic spoons too, I was worried about the curviness of them. But for some reason I hadn't considered knives yet! Maybe I could find something that would cut the excess off of those nicely and smoothly.

Oh yeah, and the recipe I want to to try is one that a fellow cosplay.com member came up with: http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=708371
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Unread 07-01-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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For plastic spoons and stuff, you could always cut off the spoon part or the knife part if the popsicles are smaller or they're too big or something.
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Unread 07-01-2007, 02:25 PM   #10
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XD!!!!! *points at the link*

I've changed the recipe a little bit recently. If you use sea salt for them (Which is now pretty common in stores now with the good-health craze and all) It works alot better. Just add a teaspoon with the initial mix and you're good to go.

There's also an official recipe that was printed in the magazine the manga runs in
http://www.recipezaar.com/177919
But it's a bit more complicated, and will drip.
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XD!!!!! *points at the link*

I've changed the recipe a little bit recently. If you use sea salt for them (Which is now pretty common in stores now with the good-health craze and all) It works alot better. Just add a teaspoon with the initial mix and you're good to go.

There's also an official recipe that was printed in the magazine the manga runs in
http://www.recipezaar.com/177919
But it's a bit more complicated, and will drip.
Thanks for replying! I do happen to have some sea salt at home. Have you changed anything else from your recipe? I think that's the one I'd really like to try for popsicles, but that official one sounds like it might be fun to try for real scoopable ice cream sometime!
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Unread 07-01-2007, 05:00 PM   #12
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Nope that's it. I would've made more for both and taken pictures for the new ones but my Camera went kablooey a few months ago.
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