DIY Fresh Fruit Popsicles
With summer just around the corner, my go to item to enjoy the weather and stay cool are fresh fruit popsicles. They are not only beautiful looking, but are so easy to make (the kids can even help make their own). If your little ones aren’t fruit eaters, this is an easy way to sneak them in.I bought all of my items from Target, so it was an easy one stop shop!
Fresh Fruit Popsicles
The full recipe is at the bottom of this post, but here’s what you’ll need
- Popsicle Molds
- Cocunut Water/ Flavored Water
- Orange Juice/ Apple Juice
- Apple Juice
Peel and slice all of the fruit. I removed the skin from the kiwi before placing it in the popsicles. Fill each popsicle mold with fruit as full as you can get it. It is really up to you how much fruit you want to place in each container. If you love fruit, be sure to use one of the popsicle sticks that come with the kit to smash as much fruit as you want into the mold (Just work it all in there).
I got my popsicle molds at Target. I love fruit, so I packed it in all the way to the top (up to the fill line). I placed my kiwi on the outside edges, as I cut them flat like. I used the raspberries to fill the empty spaces and added a few on top. Mine were definitely overflowing with fruit when I was done!The more pressed against the side you can get the fruit, the better it will look in the end!
It’s okay for it to not be perfect – it really won’t make a huge difference – just do your best to press it all against the side. This is what mine looked like before I added the juice.Next, pour in the apple juice. Mine were so full with fruit, that it really didn’t take a whole lot to fill them up! Probably less than 1/4 cup of juice each. Make sure you leave about 1/8″ between the top of the juice and the top of the mold. Remember, liquids expand when you freeze them, and you really don’t want these overflowing in the freezer.Next, shimmy in the sticks into the mold. It should be fairly easy to get the sticks in.
Don’t they look gorgeous?! So bright, beautiful and fresh looking! Yum!I put mine in the freezer overnight to freeze. If you have trouble getting them out of the molds, just run the molds under hot water (10-15 seconds) to get them to release. Once I ran mine under hot water they came out no problem.
When I tasted mine I did find out that I was not a Coconut Water fan, so I was happy I made 3 orange juice and 3 coconut popsicles. In the future I want to try a calorie free flavored water as well. A sweet berry combination of summer flavors and a great way to stay cool!These fresh fruit popsicles are an awesome summer treat! They also make a super healthy afternoon snack if you need a little pick-me-up. It’s a great way to take your fruit on the road!
- 1 Popsicle Mold
- 2 Kiwis
- 15 Grapes
- 8 Strawberries
- 1/2 Cup Rasberries
- 1 Container of Coconut Water or 3 Cups of Orange Juice (or whatever Juice you prefer)
- Cut the kiwi and strawberries into small slices. Cut the grapes into bite-sized pieces. Note, for young children, ensure the fruit slices are cut small enough for them to not pose a choking hazard.
- Add the fruit into the popsicle molds until each one is filled. Leave about ½ inch from the top.
- Pour the flavored water (or juice) into each mold filling until it reaches about 1/2 inch from the top.
- Place the top of your popsicle stick mold on. Now place in the freezer until frozen. Approximately 6-8 hours or overnight.
I have wanted to make fresh fruit popsicles for a long time now, and I’m so glad I did! They are amazing! Such a yummy and refreshing treat for summer! I love how easy and healthy they are! I can’t wait to use garden fresh berries in them next year! Have you ever made fresh fruit popsicles and if so, what are your favorite combinations? Leave your feedback in the comments!