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What Went Wrong? Popsicles Breaking

There's nothing more discouraging than a failed first attempt at making something — and this is exactly what happened to me when I tried to make popsicles! I was so excited to finally get a set of molds that I immediately went home to put together some delicious pops. There were a few almost-too-ripe bananas on the kitchen counter; thus, I decided to make this recipe for banana blueberry swirl popsicles.

The process was super easy and the resulting mixture was finger licking good. I placed the pops in the freezer and anxiously waited for them to freeze. However, several hours later, I couldn't get the popsicles to come out of the molds. I ran the molds under warm water, but to no avail. It was horribly disappointing and I'm not sure what went wrong. Has this happened to you? What's your technique for unmolding popsicles?

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sabs sabs 5 years
If it's a yogurt/milky popsicle, I usually wait a a couple of minutes to let them start to naturally thaw. Sort of like waiting until a scoop works in a pint of ice cream. Otherwise the same sort of thing happens. For juice/water based popsicles, i find the under hot water trick works best. The only problem for either of these techniques is that you end up defrosting all of them. I need break apart molds!
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