I know you've all been dying to know the trick to toddlers and Popsicles... we'll, Ada and I figured it out.
BUY THE ONES ON THE STICK, DAMN IT!
That's it. A one-and-a-half-year-old just can't do the whole pushing up of the Popsicle in the plastic sleeve and her little hands get too cold and she whines and then drops it and it breaks into pieces and you have to start all over. It just isn't worth it. Too many tears involved and eating a Popsicle should be fun. Delightful even.
Moral of the story: Never overlook the value of the stick.