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