Sunday, August 31, 2014

Cereal Milk Popsicles

I asked my kids to explain the flavor of these Popsicles after they tried them... I asked: "what do they taste like?" My almost 5 year old responded "cereal" and my 3 1/2 year old said "like milk, mommy"...

I swear I don't pay them for advertising... But that is exactly what these Popsicles taste like. It's the sweet and creamy last sip after you've finished your frosted flakes...

The Momofuku milk bar cookbook changed my way of thinking... They are famous for their wild concoctions and although some may be skeptic to try these, once you do your mind (and life) will be changed forever. I knew these Popsicles would be a hit with the kids and adult  crowd and is the perfect end of Summer treat. Sweet, creamy, and slightly crunchy. You can mix in the cereal of your choice but I figured Fruity Pebbles would give it a fun "pop" of color!

You will need:
(makes 6-8 large Popsicles or 12 mini Popsicles)
2 cups Frosted Flakes cereal
1 cup heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Fruity Pebbles cereal

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place your Frosted Flakes cereal in a single layer over the top. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and bake the cereal until slightly golden and fragrant, 12-14 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the cereal to cool slightly. 
  2. In a large bowl, combine the toasted cereal with the heavy cream and whole milk, mix gently to combine and allow it to sit for 20-25 minutes. 
  3. Now, place a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour the "cereal milk" through it, catching all of the now mushy cereal. Toss the cereal as it has done its job (or eat it, if mushy cereal is your thing)...
  4. Add in the sweetened condensed milk, sugar, and salt. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and heat over low just until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture back into the bowl and store in your refrigerator for 1-2 hours until it has cooled completely. 
  5. Take out your Popsicle molds and fill the bottoms (technically the tops) with about 1-2 Tablespoons of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Pour the Popsicle base into the molds to the top, the cereal should now have floated upwards. If using a different heavier cereal you may choose to layer the cereal and cream mixture into the molds. 
  6. Place in the freezer until completely frozen, 6 hours or overnight. 
  7. Warm the molds and gently remove the Popsicles!

Enjoy this sweet, creamy treat!

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