Recipe: Frozen Fruit Pops For Summer

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When the sun beats down in the summer, I always crave something sweet and refreshing. You can go out and buy an ice pop if you wish, but making your own is usually a lot healthier. It’s also way more fun – you get to choose your own fruit combinations and you can decorate the popsicle sticks. I chose a summery fruit combo of mango, kiwi, and raspberry, with pineapple juice and shredded coconut. Here’s how to make them!

What you need:
Frozen fruit pops ingredients

Plastic cups, wooden sticks

1 kiwi
1 mango
8 oz. raspberries
½ cup shredded coconut
1 cup pineapple juice
6-10 small paper or plastic cups (I used 3-oz. plastic cups)
6-10 popsicle sticks
Acrylic paint and paintbrushes (optional)
Blender

What you do:

1. If you want to decorate your popsicle sticks, do that first. I painted some simple designs on mine with pale-colored paint to keep it subtle. You only need to paint one half of each stick – the other half will be inside your fruit pop! Set your sticks aside to dry fully.

Painted wooden popsicle sticks

2. Skin and cut your mango and kiwi into small pieces. Add these, as well as the other ingredients, into your blender, and blend until fully mixed.

Fruit in blender

3. Pour the mixture into your small cups, and then insert the popsicle sticks. The mixture should be thick enough to hold the sticks upright. If it isn’t you can either re-blend the mixture with some more fruit, or place a piece of tinfoil over the top of each cup, and poke the popsicle sticks through (this will also protect your fruit pops while they freeze).

Frozen fruit pops, painted sticks

4. Place your pops into the freezer and try your hardest to be patient for about 6 hours while they freeze. When the time is up, you’ll realize that the wait was worth it. Enjoy!

Homemade frozen fruit pops

Which fruits would you add to this recipe? Let us know!

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Comments

Meg -May 6, 2013, 1:29PM
VeggieRunner -May 6, 2013, 1:37PM

I love adding chunks of fruit among yogurt, juices and purees- such as a strawberry puree with banana chunks. For a decadent desert I also quickly freeze some Nutella, then chop a bit up and squish it at the bottom of the cup, add something creamy and then add chunks of fruit as well- YUM!!!

Tasha -May 6, 2013, 8:00PM

I’m going to try this recipe but will add flavored vodka :-)

Michelle -May 7, 2013, 2:56PM

These look so good and are so easy to make, definitely going to try these :)

jaclyn -May 9, 2013, 2:20AM

i’m seriously excited to try this!!!

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party supplies store -June 29, 2013, 7:39AM

The pops seems delicious, would definitely try this for my daughter’s birthday next week. The recipe sounds too easy and juicy at the same time. My daughter is a big fruit passionate, she will love these pops.

topdiablo3 -July 2, 2013, 4:21AM

These look so good and are so easy to make, definitely going to try these :)

Anonymous -April 12, 2014, 6:00AM

Watermelon, strawberry

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