Remember the running, jumping, climbing trees and all of the general sweat-inducing things you did as a kid. When you came in your home from all the fun, it was time to cool down. And what better way to cool off than with a popsicle?
As a kid, my sister and I loved making our own popsicles using popsicle moulds. We generally made it with Kool-Aid or sometimes iced tea. Of course as times have changed the desire to give children healthy snacks with less sugar became more prevalent. You can satisfy the healthy checklist and cool off when you make real fruit popsicles.
Now don’t get the impression that this is just for kids. Hecks to the no my foodie friend! Adults can enjoy these delicious frozen treats too. Break these out at your 95 degree Memorial Day or 4th of July cookout and see how many adults will pass it up.
The wonderful thing about this recipe is It’s not head scratching, mind-boggling or super complicated. You can generally make it like you make your smoothies and pour it into a popsicle mould.
Okay, so I feel the need to say this for anyone who does not have popsicle moulds. Don’t sweat it! And don’t let that stop you from making this. Make do with what you have. Do you have a mug or a durable plastic cup? Use that! It will be more like an icee, but do you really think children care? I’ll answer that for you with a big resounding “NO!”
- 2 cups of your favorite fruit (fresh or frozen…see suggestion below)
- 4 Oz cup of yogurt (optional)
- ½ cup of orange juice/apple juice
Load your blender (or Bullet) with 2 cups of of your favorite fruit combo like bananas, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries or maybe mangos, peach and raspberry. You can even use frozen fruit. It’s up to you.
If you want your popsicles to have a creamy taste then add 4 ounces of yogurt (plain or fruit) and then add a 1/4 cup of apple juice or orange juice. Again, you can skip the yogurt and just add juice. This should make 4 to 6 servings.
Now it’s time to blend the contents until smooth then pour into your popsicle moulds (or cup). Freeze for about 4 hours and then serve.
(Again, if you’re using a cup instead of popsicle moulds, it will be more like a solid icee. Set it out at room temperature for about 10 minutes to make it easier to eat when using a spoon. It still gets the job done.)