Striped Juice Pops might just be summer’s prettiest and healthiest frozen treat — I’ll show you how to create these beauties in a few simple steps!
Aren’t stripes just so summery? Think beach umbrellas, sailboats, and French sailor shirts. My eye is drawn to them wherever I see them. After my striped ice cube post last week, I couldn’t resist trying out the technique with pops. The possibilities are endless, limited only by the number of different fruit juices you can fit in your fridge. Everybody will be wowed by the pretty stripes, but they couldn’t be easier to make.
I used a variety of different juices for my pops, including bottled, canned and fresh squeezed. There’s really no right or wrong way to do this. You could pick two colors and alternate them, or go to town and do multi-colored stripes like I did. Measure as you go for precise stripes, or go for a random, organic look.
You’ll need a popsicle mold, which you can find easily on Amazon. I like the classic shape, but you can do this technique with any mold, even paper cups!
For these popsicles I used pineapple. pink grapefruit, grape, cherry, orange, and pomegranate. That vivid pink stripe is a splash of Snapple because I couldn’t resist that shade. Experiment! You’ll get a new blend of bright fruit flavors with every lick. Your kids and their friends will think you are a genius.
This is more of a method than a recipe…
- Basically, if it’s liquid you can make it into a popsicle. That goes for most everything except alcohol, which freezes at a lower temperature and so you can only use about 20% in your popsicles.
- Natural juices will produce subtle stripes, and if you’re going for bright colors, artificially colored drinks like Kool Aid, Gatorade, and Snapple are perfect.
- For more of a tie-dye effect, don’t freeze each stripe quite as long before you add the next, they will blend into each other a bit that way.