Is there anything better on a warm summer day than something icy cold to cool off? I can’t think of a single one. I’ve gone on before about my love for frozen yogurt treats, so today I bring you the similar, but way less messy, homemade fruit popsicles!
How to make fruit popsicles
Fruit popsicles are the easiest thing in the world to make. You just need a liquid, molds, a freezer, and the patience to wait for your delicious creations to freeze.
These are the molds I use.
They are individual molds (which is so great for unmolding), that have a common stand. They take up little space in the freezer and work great!
To make the popsicles, you just need to fill the molds with your desired combos, stick them in the freezer for a few hours until they’re completely solid (I always wait 10-12 hours just to be safe).
After they’re frozen solid, you can remove them from their molds. Running the molds under water or wrapping your hand around them to make them unstick work wonders for an easy removal.
Now, let’s talk flavors!
Types and Flavors of Popsicles
Fruit+Mineral Water (or soda, if you’re feeling naughty)
It looks great and tastes alright, but there’s still some chewing to be done, so it might not be for everyone.
Also, because you’re using water and not milk, the consistency of the popsicle isn’t so much creamy, as it is icy.
Two types of strawberry yogurt: low fat on top, skyr on the bottom.
This works as well as the yogurt bites (it does use the same ingredients), but the popsicle stick makes eating a much cleaner situation.
The richer the yogurt, the creamier the popsicle, but even the low fat versions are nicer to lick than water based popsicles.
Same as before, on this mold, I layered strawberry-banana soy yogurt, strawberry low-fat yogurt and strawberry skyr.
Presentation wise, this is my favorite type of popsicle, because the color gradient looks lovely!
Strawberry+milk blended together = yespleasegodwow!
I love this type of popsicle; it’s creamy, it’s strawberry, it’s refreshing.
If you try only one popsicle on this list, let the strawberry smoothie be the one!
Pinneaple+milk blended together. While also lovely, this popsicle reveals the dangers of working with frozen fruit: the foam and liquid separated, creating the two toned popsicle.
Flavor wise, still awesome, but the consistency at the bottom makes it a frailer popsicle (just means it has to be eaten faster!)
This one was my unmolding #fail.
Water isn’t as stable as milk, and by pushing the mold too harshly, I broke the whole thing.
Flavor wise, juice popsicles are great but bear in mind that with a water base, it’s the most fragile popsicle on the list.
As with children, I have to say that I love all my popsicles the same, but if I find myself making smoothie popsicles more often than any of the others… Well, then there’s that!
Homemade Fruit Popsicles
Refreshing fruity popsicles that can be made under 10 minutes in multiple ways.
- mineral water or sprite
- Several types of fruit yogurt
Peel fruit and cut it into slices. Place slices inside the mold.
Spoon yogurt into molds.
Either fill the molds with one solid flavor or layer them.
Fill the mold with mineral water or soda.
Blend fruit and milk together (add sugar if necessary).
Fill molds with the smoothie mix.
Juice the fruit, adding water if too thick.
(alternatively) Buy the juice pre-made.
Fill molds with the juice.
Freeze until solid.
To remove the popsicles from the molds, run them under water for a few seconds, or warm the molds with your hands.