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Shirley Temple Popsicles

Saturday, May 21, 2016


When I was a little girl, there was a seafood restaurant in the town we lived in called Neptune's Galley. I have no idea if that restaurant is still in business or not, but I remember it vividly. There was a huge statue of Neptune on the roof of the building and it was dark and nautical on the inside. I have to admit, I do not remember the food that was served there. I remember first being introduced to Shirley Temple's! At the time , my favorite movie just happened to be Shirley Temple in The Little Princess. And my daddy knew that and ordered me a Shirley Temple to drink...and the rest is history. I think I requested that drink at every restaurant  we ate in for the next five years after that! Cold , bubbly sprite, grenandine and a cherry on top. Oh , how I loved getting that pink-tinted drink brought to me. I felt so grown up! Flash forward 20 years. My boys and I were at Red Robin and I introduced them to Shirley Temple's. Ummm, they were not impressed. I guess it is a  girl thing. They ended up with root beer floats. But I was determined to get them to like them! So last week I set out to make Shirley Temple Popsicles. At first I tried with just Sprite and maraschino juice. Eh. Then I added cherries  to the mix. Still not right. So  after a few trial and errors, I added   fresh orange juice , sprite, cherries and cherry juice. Perfect. And the boys ate them all. So here is to nostalgia. And Shirley Temple!

Shirley Temple Popsicles

2 cups Sprite or 7-Up soda
scant 1/2 cup fresh orange juice ( it took about 3 medium oranges to get the juice I needed)
grenadine ( I find this in the aisle with the margarita mix, etc)
maraschino cherries

In a large mixing cup,combine the soda and the orange juice .Set aside.
Fill popsicle molds with marachino cherries . (Mine were smaller molds, so I used 3 cherries in each mold)
Add about a teaspoon of grenadine to each mold.( you could use the cherry juice in the bottle of cherries, if there is enough, in place of the grenadine)
Add the soda/oj mixture to each mold, about 2/3 full. Don't fill to the to the top of the molds. It will expand after freezing .
Place tops on popsicle molds and freeze.

22 comments:

  1. I grew up in a small town in upstate PA and remember going out for dinner every Sunday with my grandparents. My grandfather is the one who introduced me to the Shirley Temple, after that first sip I was hooked. I have passed on the tradition to my little girl, every time we go out for dinner she'll request a Shirley Temple =)

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  2. yum! I must try these! when i was little shirley temples were such a treat!

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  3. Oh, these sound so good and refreshing!!

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  4. Thanks for linking to THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS, next Monday is Father's Day Favorite Recipes, hope to see you linking up again!

    http://momscrazycooking.blogspot.com/search/label/THIS%20WEEKS%20CRAVINGS

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  5. What a refreshing treat, it is fabulous! Thank you for sharing and have a great week.
    Miz Helen

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  6. Hi! I just wanted to let you know about my blog hop: Savory Sunday! It's open now, for a few more days and I'd LOVE if you came over and shared one of your recipes!! Have a great day!!

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  7. So fun and cute! I used to love Shirley Temples, the non alcoholic kind, when I was a kid. A popsicle is a great idea for kids! I'm also loving many other recipes on your blog, I am your newest follower!

    Check out my blog and follow back if you like!

    http://steaknpotatoeskindagurl.blogspot.com

    BTW - I LOVE your blog design... that yellow pattern background is so stinkin cute!

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  8. Great recipe! I am excited to have my kids try these! Thanks so much. Fiveonadimemom.com

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  9. What a fun idea! I loved Shirley Temples when I was a kid.

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  10. I remember thinking I was such hot stuff ordering a Shirley Temple when I was little. After all it came from "the bar" Ooooo.... Thanks for the recipe!

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  11. I used to have popsicles like that when I was a kid.

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  12. These look delicious!! I know my kids would love them. I might need to invest in some popsicle molds. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  13. I loved Shirley Temples as a child, this sounds so yummy! Thanks so much for linking up.
    Crystal
    www.chocolatedroolandkisses.blogspot.com

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  14. so refreshing! I saw you on melt in your mouth Monday... Wanted to invite you to come on over to my tasty Tuesday link party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/authentic-fried-rice-tasty-tuesday-link.html

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  15. I have fond childhood memories of Shirley Temples shared with my dear friend, Anne, by the pool of her Country Club! High living!!! Will definitely have to give these a try!
    Would love for you to stop by and share the recipe at the Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-to-do-14-and-13-list-makers.html

    Smiles!
    Jami

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  16. Liz - same Shirley Temple memories here too! The pops look great and tasty. Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this last week. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  17. My husband would love these! It was so funny we were at a restaurant the other night and he ordered a Shirley Temple and the waiter looked at him like he was joking. I need to make these for him so he doesn't have to be embarrassed ordering them anymore :)

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  18. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday. http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com
    I hope to see you there!

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  19. I remember drinking Shirley Temples when I was a kid and I still love them today. What a great idea to turn them into popsicles. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your popsicles up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

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  20. Looking back on my first party. Please come back over to Cast Party Wednesday and share any new recipes you might have. Thanks, I hope to see you there, ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---
    http://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/?p=31460

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