As the days get warmer, the cravings for colder sweets and treats begin!
But you don’t need to load up on heavy ice cream or spend $8 for a smoothie to cool off those taste buds. You can make your own frozen treats right at home with the use of your FRESH fruit and freezer!
Great for kids, teens, and adults alike, frozen fruit pops are a delicious way to combat a warm spring day without sacrificing your healthy way of life!
Here are our top five frozen fruit pop recipes that are the perfect spring treats guaranteed to freshen your day!
P.S. — all of these frozen fruit ice pops can be made with a normal popsicle mold or just a cup and some sort of stick!
#1. Fruit Medley Pop
1/3 cup diced kiwi
1/3 cup diced watermelon
1/3 cup diced strawberries
1/3 cup diced pineapple
1/4 cup fresh juice of choice
- Combine diced fruit in a bowl and fill each cup or mold with the mixed fruit.
- Add 1 tbsp of your choice of juice and insert sticks into each cup. Due to all the chunky fruit, the stick will easily stay in place.
- Place in the freezer a few hours until firm.
- To remove the pops from the cups, run under warm water a few seconds. Enjoy!
Any kind of fruit will work great with this recipe! It doesn’t have to be specifically the four listed in the ingredients. You can use whichever fruits you like or what is currently sitting in your kitchen!
#2. Frozen tango mango popsicle
3 cups of frozen mango
1 kiwi, sliced
2 strawberries, sliced
1 cup of water
- Place mango cubes and water in a blender until smooth.
- Add fruit slices to popsicle molds or cups and then fill with mango puree.
- Freeze for 3-4 hours or until solid.
- Run under warm water until popsicles slide out of the mold and then enjoy!
#3. Sublime strawberry popsicle
2 pints fresh strawberries
2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
optional: sliced kiwis, carrot-orange juice, and finely grated zest from lemon
- In a blender, combine sliced strawberries, lemon juice and lemon zest. Process until smooth.
- Pour strawberry puree into molds with wooden sticks and place in freezer.
- Freeze for at least 3 hours until popsicle is solid. To remove popsicles from mold, submerge mold into room temperature or slightly warm water for a couple of minutes. Remove from water and pull popsicles out.
* If using kiwis, place a couple of sliced kiwis up against the inside of the mold. The kiwi should adhere to the sides. Then pour strawberry puree and freeze.
* If adding carrot-orange juice, add after filling mold halfway with strawberry puree. Then freeze as normal.
We wholeheartedly recommend using the optional ingredients, it takes your yummy frozen strawberry pops to the freshest level.
#4. Trio berry cream pop
1 1/2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt
5 tablespoons honey divided
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups frozen mixed berries
3/4 cup milk
- Mix yogurt, 3 tablespoons honey, and vanilla together and place in the fridge.
- Blend frozen berries, milk, and remaining 2 tablespoons honey in a blender until smooth.
- Alternate spooning in yogurt mixture and berry mix in ice pop molds.
- Freeze for 1-2 hours and then add the sticks and continue freezing until sold.
- Pull them out and enjoy!
Tip: For these berry cream pops, if you want to stay away from the dairy in the yogurt and milk, feel free to take those ingredients out and just blend the berries together and use that puree alone for your berry popsicles! It’ll be just as delicious!
#5. Tasty cherry popsicle
2 cups frozen cherries
1 cup water
1-2 teaspoons honey
- Mix all ingredients in a high-speed blender and then place into an ice pop mold.
- Freeze ice pops for 4 hours or overnight.
These are simple fruit popsicle recipes that are sure to make your mouth water and cool off! What makes it even better though is that so many people don’t think to use cherries in the fruit pops and it actually is one of the tastiest!