What is the nature of art? Can it exist in popsicle form? Is it still art after the popsicle has been eaten? How does the process of melting affect the piece? These are some of the questions that Jackie Alpers pondered while creating, and then ingesting this popsicle.
Jackie made it from diamond-shaped sprinkles and Sno-Caps candies. Some of the sprinkles melted while others stayed intact. One of the cool things about working with sprinkles in liquids is that different types of sprinkles dissolve at different rates, so she had no idea what this was going to look like until she ran the ice pop mold under warm water and yanked her creation out.
You can learn more about the science of sprinkles (sprinkology?) in Jackie's book, Sprinkles!: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts.
½-1 cup vanilla almond, soy, or oat milk
¼ cup diamond-shaped confetti-style sprinkles
¼ cup Sno-Caps candies
¼ cup small colorful candies such as nerds or Skittles
Place sprinkles and candies in ice pop molds and top off with almond milk. The sprinkles will sweeten the pops. For even sweeter pops, add one teaspoon of sugar.
Freeze until solid.
Unmold by running molds briefly under warm water and enjoy!
To check out Jackie Alpers' work or order her cookbooks, visit jackiealpers.com
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