Imagine it’s a hot day, and you’re enjoying homemade fruit popsicles? Remember that homemade popsicles are healthier than store-bought popsicles with their typically high fructose corn syrup and non-natural flavours. I make all my popsicle recipes with more nutrients, 100 calories or less and natural sweeteners.
Hang on and let’s have fun as you follow my lead on how to create the best-frozen treats.
Unlike when I was a kid, popsicle-making technology has undergone significant advancement. Thanks to companies likeZoku, smart gadgets are available today. Whether you still have the old-school plastic contraption or a modern pop maker, you can make great fruit popsicles too.
Since lemon or lime is super healthy. I like to puree my naturally sweetened fruit with any of them so that the acidity can curb the overly icy texture. Consider fruit juice like orange, lemon, grape, guava, or apple to make amazing slow-melting pops. Do you like different flavours? Go for a mixture of puree and juice. For more texture and an inviting look, add small chopped pieces of fruit like strawberry, watermelon, pineapple, mango or kiwi.
For healthy digestion, add yoghurt as it contains protein and probiotics, and brings the natural creaminess that gives the pops a smooth texture. Besides, pureed bananas with the juice also enable soft bite. Moreover, dashes of unsweetened coconut milk give the popsicle a creamy texture and subtly sweet flavour. Another way to create a creamy popsicle is to blend whole fruit with anything creamy.
The time the pops take to freeze depends on the ingredients. It takes at least 4 to 6 hours for the parts to complete the liquid-to-solid process. Overnight freezing is great as it doesn’t keep you waiting.
I’ve created many delicious homemade frozen popsicles. You can do it too. It only takes a little bit of creativity to use wholesome fruit, juice, milk and yoghurt. If your popsicle mould features ten spots, you can add different flavour combinations depending if you adjust the recipe size.
More popsicle recipes
· Pineapple Chia Seed Popsicles
· Spiced Chai Latte Popsicles
· Vegan Strawberry Popsicles
Healthy Homemade Fruit Popsicles
My healthy homemade fruit popsicles are made with a maximum of 5 ingredients. With them, I create 4 easy, delicious and refreshing recipes from strawberry, lemon, watermelon, and coconut.
Four Different Ingredients/Flavours
Peach Strawberry Yoghurt Popsicles
· Strawberries – 3 cups, pureed to 1 ½ cup
· Peaches – 3 cups, peeled & sliced, pureed to 1 ½ cup.
· Honey divided – 2 tablespoons.
· Vanilla greek yoghurt – ⅔ cup
Minty Watermelon Popsicles
· Watermelon slices, divided – 3 cups
· fresh mint leaves – 1 tablespoon
· Coconut water – 1 ½ cups
· Lime juice – 2 tablespoons
· Honey – 1 tablespoon
Blackberry Lemon Popsicles
· Lemon juice & lemon zest – ⅔ cup
· Vanilla greek yoghurt – 2 ½ cups
· Blackberries – 2 ½ cups
· Mixed berry Greek yoghurt – 2 ½ cup
Orange Mango Coconut Popsicles
· Mango, divided – 4 cups
· Coconut milk, whisked & divided – 2 cups.
· Orange juice – 3 tablespoons
· Honey – 3 tablespoons