Make Your Own Popsicles

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, Kid-Friendly, August 10, 2010
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Toby's Homemade Strawberry Popsicles

My kids absolutely love frozen pops. Instead of buying store brands packed with more sugar and high fructose corn syrup than fruit, I make my own using the freshest ingredients. They’re easy and fun for the whole family.

The Equipment
To start, you’ll need to gather up a few things:

  • A blender
  • 8 ice pop molds (freezer-friendly mini cups with craft sticks in the center work, too)
  • Fine mesh strainer (optional, if you’re using fresh fruit with seeds)

The Flavors
There are so many combinations to choose from!  Use all fruits, or add some yogurt or skim milk. Some of my favorites are:

  • Watermelon, lime juice, cilantro
  • Mango and orange juice
  • Strawberries and skim milk
  • Raspberry and lemon juice
  • Lemon juice and mint
  • Coconut milk and lime juice

You can also make your own combination by using extra fruit you have lying around. Today, I opened my refrigerator and found some extra strawberries. As a special treat for the grown-ups, I topped half the molds with about 1 tablespoons of vodka.

Strawberry-Lemon Popsicles
Yield: 8 Ice Pops

Ingredients:
3 cups whole strawberries
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
4 fluid ounces vodka (optional)

Directions:
Put strawberries, honey, lemon juice and vodka (if using) in blender; blend until smooth. Strain mixture through a sieve to remove seeds. Pour into molds, making sure to leave room at the top. Insert sticks all the way down into the mold. Freeze overnight. To remove pops from mold, run under warm water for a few seconds.

Nutrition Info:
(
Serving size: 1 ice pop)
Calories: 26
Fat: 0 grams
Saturated Fat: 0 gram
Protein: 0 grams
Carbohydrate: 6.5 grams
Sodium: 0.7 milligrams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fiber: 1 grams

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

More Recipes to Try:

More posts from .

Similar Posts

7 Easy Salads Starring 7 Summer Vegetables

Tomatoes? Check. Corn and cucumber? Double check. The next time you overdo it at the farmers market, you know what to do: Let’s get some salad up in here! Cherry Tomatoes: Cherry Tomato Salad with Buttermilk Dressing (above, from Food Network Magazine) Basil and garlic elicit their savory side, but these little tomatoes, tossed in buttermilk-sour creamRead more

Comments (44)

  1. chromowanie says:

    Maksymalne gabaryty:

  2. Baju Bayi says:

    Wow, fantastic blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!. Thanks For Your article about Make Your Own Popsicles | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog .

  3. I has been looking from end to end several of your articles with this website and I in fact consider this internet site is really informative! Keep concerning posting.

  4. Cheers for any valuation.

  5. coolbuy says:

    Awesome blog you have here but I was curious about if you knew of any discussion boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article? I’d really love to be a part of online community where I can get responses from other experienced individuals that share the same interest. If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Thank you!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>