Fresh fruit popsicles are healthy and super fun treats to beat the summer heat! Learn how to make these ice-pops with my step by step tutorial
The simple joys of pulling out your first popsicle can’t really be explained. The foolish grin, the I-can-do-anything attitude and the mesmerized looks of people around you are reasons enough to make fruit popsicle every single day. Especially during summer time. Instead of reaching out for a soda or an ice cream, opt for a fruit popsicle instead. It is made from fresh fruit, no added preservatives and hence – so much healthier!
Here’s a quick video tutorial on how to make fruit popsicles –Print
For the fruit juice
- 1 cup Watermelon chunks *(Note 1)
- 1/2 cup Strawberries, chopped
- 1/2 Lemon
- Any Sweetener (Honey, Maple Syrup, Sugar – if required)
- 1/2 cup Water, if required
- Few fruit slices (Strawberry, blueberry, grapes, kiwi)
Note 1: FRUITS
- You can use a mixture of fruits for this. Use any fruit which you can make a juice out of. Skip heavy fruits like banana, custard apple etc.
12 POPSICLE MOLDS
POPSICLE MOLD SUBSTITUTE
- Disposable Plastic Glasses
- Aluminum Foil
- Ice Cream Sticks
- Add the fruit chunks to a blender and blend to a fine mixture. Pass it through a sieve to get a smooth liquid. Add about 1/2 cup of water to dilute if it is too thick.
- Squeeze lemon into the juice/ Taste it & add sweetener if required.
- To popsicle molds, add the cut out fruit slices. (This adds texture to the popsicles. You can skip this if you want)
- Pour the juice into the molds up to three fourths of the mold. Close with the lid.
- Freeze it for a minimum of 6-8 hours or overnight until it is completely set. Do not open the molds in between to check.
- Once set, you can easily get it out by pulling it. In case it doesn’t come out. dip the molds in hot water for 5-10 seconds. Or run tap water on the molds for 10-15 seconds. You will be able to pull out the popsicles easily.
this stays well in freezer upto 3 days
To make Popsicle mold substitute at home
- Pour the juice into small disposable plastic cups.
- Tightly cover the glasses with a thick double layer of aluminum foil.
- Through the center, pierce ice cream stick on all glasses.
- Carefully freeze them overnight or until set.
- To remove, simply cut out the disposable glass from around the popsicle. Or you could try removing the aluminum foil, running tap water on the back of the glasses and pulling them out! Enjoy!
* Popsicle molds are really inexpensive. You should have a couple of them on hand! 🙂
Fruit Popsicles Recipe – step by step pictures
You’ll need popsicle molds of course. (Read printable recipe for steps to making your own popsicle mold substitute at home)
I used a mixed of Watermelon and Strawberries. You can use any fruits (or even some veggies like carrots & cucumber!). I would suggest however that you skip heavy fruits like Banana, Chickoo, Custard Apple and so on… You can use any fruit that you usually make juice out of (& not milkshakes).
Add them to a blender and turn on the juicer option. Simply grind / blend until you have a super smooth mixture.
Pass it through a sieve and extract all the juice. Squeeze some lime/lemon and add a cup of water & mix well. Taste and add sweetener if you want.
To the popsicle mold, you can add some fruit slices if you want. This adds a little extra zing to your fruit popsicle.
Pour the fruit juice into the popsicle molds until they are three fourths full. DO not pour completely because the popsicles tend to expand as they freeze
Close the molds with the lid. Let it freeze for at least 6-8 hours or overnight.
To remove the popsicles, dip the mold in hot water for 5 seconds and pull them out. They should come out easily. Else, place them under running tap water for 10-15 seconds, and then pull.
Enjoy these frozen treats! (Keeps well in freezer for 3 days, but I don’t think it’ll last that long!)