Healthy natural fruit popsicles are the perfect wholesome frozen treat. Fruit popsicles are made in 5 minutes + 6 hours of freezing time. Enjoy popsicles natural, creamy, or with added sugar. This post includes all types of variations.
Homemade popsicles are the perfect go-to treat. They are sweet, refreshing, and all-natural. I like to add sugar to my recipes; however, additional sugar is unnecessary. I like things on the sweet side.
Here is a general recipe that can be used universally with all kinds of fruit. I like this recipe because I can mix and match the fruit. It is also an excellent way to use up fruit before it goes bad.
If you are looking for specific flavor or flavor modifications, I have those as well. Some of my favorites are lemonade, strawberry, and lime. Note that lemonade and lime follow a different recipe than the fruit recipes below.
Easy Recipe Ratio Chart
I use the recipe chart below when making fruit popsicles. The chart helps me make the number of popsicles according to how much extra fruit I have. The recipe uses 1 cup of fruit between 9 - 12 ounces of liquid. The average popsicle mold is 3 ounces in size, thus making 3 - 4 popsicles
|15 ounces||1 cup||½ lemon juiced||Two tablespoons||¼ cup||pinch|
|30 ounces||2 cups||One lemon juiced||¼ cup||½ cup||pinch|
|45 ounces||3 cups||1 ½ lemons juiced||⅓ cup + |
Watch How to Make Strawberry Popsicles
Substitutions and Variations
|Coconut Water||Substitute water with coconut water for a more tropical flavor.|
|Creamy||Mix in yogurt for a creamy and indulgent treat.|
|Fruit Chunks||Add fresh fruit chunks to the popsicle mixture for added texture and flavor.|
|Herbal Infusions||Infuse herbs like mint or basil in the popsicle mixture for a unique and refreshing taste.|
|Honey||Add a touch of honey for an added flavor profile layer.|
|Lemon or Lime Juice||Add lemon or lime juice for a tangy twist on your fruit popsicles.|
|Milk||Substitute water with milk for a creamier popsicle.|
|Sparkling Water||Add sparkling water to your popsicle mixture for a bubbly and refreshing treat.|
Growing up, we always used dixie cups to make popsicles. Since then, the options and availability of popsicle molds have evolved. While I still love the dixie cups for nostalgia, there is a mold to suit every taste and preference nowadays. Here are a few ideas for popsicle molds.
|DIY||Use paper cups, plastic wrap, and popsicle sticks to create your own molds home.|
|Ice Cube Tray||Use an ice cube tray to make smaller, bite-sized popsicles. You can use toothpicks for a stick.|
|Metal||A reusable metal popsicle mold that can be filled with your favorite ingredients.|
|Silicone||A flexible silicone mold that makes it easy to remove popsicles.|
|Zoku Quick Pop Maker||Quick pop maker freezes popsicles in as little as 7 minutes, with reusable molds for easy use and cleanup.|
Remember to buy the popsicle sticks.
Expert Tips and Tricks
Add texture and variety: Add texture and variety by incorporating fresh fruit chunks. Berries taste great, as well as mango and pineapple.
Boost the Color - For a pop of color, add 3 -4 drops of yellow gel food coloring.
Popsicle mold: Invest in a quality mold to make uniform and easy-to-handle popsicles. Silicone molds are a great option as they are easy to use and clean.
Run the mold under warm water: To remove the popsicles from the mold, run it under warm water for a few seconds to loosen them up.
Unmolding Popsicles - Frozen popsicles tend to become stuck within the mold. If this happens, run the mold under warm water for 30 seconds. After that, gently pull the popsicle from the mold. If the popsicle does not release, repeat in 15-second increments until it frees. Use caution not to get water in the mold.
Popsicles generally will freeze in four hours. After they are frozen, unmold the popsicles and savor them or store them to enjoy later.
Yes, they are very healthy. Popsicles are made with fresh fruit and have natural sweeteners, making them very healthy.
Line an airtight storage container with parchment or wax paper. Neatly line the container with a row of popsicles. Lay another piece of parchment or wax paper and repeat in layers until the container is full. Store in the freezer for up to three months.
Natural Fruit Popsicles
- Popsicle mold or dixie cups
- Craft sticks
- 1 cup fruit, frozen or fresh (237g)
- ½ lemon, fresh squeezed (54g)
- 2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup (42g)
- 1 pinch salt
- Blend: Place all ingedients in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Mold: Pour all ingredients into mold. Insert craft sick and freeze for at least six hours.
- Unmold: Unmold and enjoy. You might need to run the mold under warm water for the popsicle to release.
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