Ever since I made these, the girls have been harassing me for them…daily. But, I don’t blame them, they really are good, and so simple to make. When making fruit popsicles, I decided I didn’t want to add juice. For one, I don’t stock juice in the house, and secondly, why add a bunch of extra sugar when its not needed. These are whole fruit popsicles, with a touch of sweetness, thanks to the stevia, but I’m sure you could omit the sweetener all together.
I used frozen fruit, as I happened to have it in my freezer, and it really cut down on the freezing time. I made these mid-morning and they were frozen solid by after school at 3pm.
Not only are these good for the kiddos, I happen to like them too! They remind me of sorbet, but not ridiculous sweet like most sorbets.
Refreshing, healthy, and perfect for a summer snack. I hope you give them a go. Flavor options are endless really, post which combo you’re going to try in the comments below! Next I’d like to try Strawberry/Banana as I have a boat load of brown bananas in my freezer.
- 2 cups frozen strawberries (fresh works too!)
- ⅔ cups water
- 2 packets stevia (or 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice)
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks (fresh works too!)
- 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks (fresh works too!)
- ⅔ cups water
- 2 packets stevia
- Using your blender or food processor, puree the strawberries, water and stevia together until smooth (I used my Blendtec).
- Divide the mixture between your popsicle molds. I used BPA free plastic molds...each mold holds 8 popsicles.
- Rinse your blender and repeat the process with the mango/pineapple layer.
- Add your sticks or tops to the mold and freeze. If you use frozen fruit, it will only take a few hours to freeze, if you use fresh fruit, it will take about 6+ hours.
- To get the popsicles out of their mold, just run the molds under hot water for about 20 seconds, then they should pop right out.