Whole Fruit Popsicles

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Whole Fruit Popsicles are a healthy, low calorie, low carb snack or dessert for kids of all ages!

Overhead photo of 3 whole fruit popsicles laying on a metal baking sheet.

Those of you who know me know I have a thing for stripes. I had so much fun making last year’s STRIPED JUICE POPS that the minute the warm weather hit here I dug out my popsicle mold and made a whole fruit version. The difference is that instead of freezing juice in the popsicle mold, I pureed fresh fruit and froze that, it makes for an even healthier treat. Those pretty layers are pureed  kiwi, strawberry,  mango, blueberry, watermelon and pineapple. There is nothing added, no sugar or simple syrup, so all you taste is the fruit. It’s like a frozen fruit salad on a stick.

Photo of 2 whole fruit popsicles laying on a metal baking sheet.

It only takes about a cup of cut fruit for each layer, so you can use leftovers or whatever you have around. As the fruit season gets going, you’re going to have so many choices. You can alternate two of your favorites, or go for a rainbow. Later in the summer I’d love to try a multi-berry version, just imagine the different pink and purple tones all lined up.

Photo of a line of whole fruit popsicles laying on a metal baking sheet.

These aren’t hard to do at all, it’s a simple layer and freeze technique. And it’s a wow when you slide the pops out of the molds for the big reveal. Every one will be a little different. If you don’t have a mold, grab one soon, they are cheap and so much fun to use. They’re everywhere, from the dollar stores to Target etc. You can get lots of different models on Amazon.

notes ~

  • The fruit amounts are approximate, depending on your mold you may need a little more or a little less. You can always add a little water, coconut water or yogurt to stretch the amount. My popsicle mold has 10 slots and each slot holds about 1/2 cup liquid.
  • If you can’t get your hands on a popsicle mold, or you’re impatient to try this, you can use paper cups in a pinch. Just peel them off when you’re ready to eat!
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3.46 from 35 votes

Whole Fruit Popsicles

Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • About 2 kiwis
  • 1 cup strawberry halves
  • 1 cup roughly chopped mango
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup roughly chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup rough chopped pineapple

Instructions

  • Working with one fruit at a time, puree in a small food processor. Rinse the machine out between fruits.
  • Carefully spoon a layer of fruit at the bottom of each popsicle mold. Gently rap the mold on a firm surface to level the puree. Freeze until solid.
  • Spoon another layer of fruit in each mold and stand a stick upright in each. Force it down gently into the frozen bottom layer so it will stand up straight. You are not going to use the plastic top for this recipe, just leave it off. Again firmly tap the mold down on the counter to level the puree and freeze again until the second layer is solid. (The freezing time between layers will vary with your freezer temp, but it might take 45 minutes or so.)
  • Continue on until you have filled the molds. If any of the purees are a little too thick to work with, stir in a little water. Clean up any spilled puree from the insides of the molds as you go so they won't mar your design, just scrape the drips down with a popsicle stick.
  • To un-mold, fill your sink with hot tap water, and hold the mold in the water, just up to, but not over the top edge, for a few seconds. If the popsicles don't slide out, hold the mold in the water a little longer.
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  • Reply
    Bonnie Eng
    April 28, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Gosh, can a popsicle be any more gorgeous!? My husband would flip over these!!! Thanks for sharing. =)

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 28, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Thanks, Bonnie — hope you make them!

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    [email protected]
    April 28, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Gorgeous popsicles! Love how many different kinds of fruit you used!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

      Just think of the possibilities once summer rolls around!!

  • Reply
    cheri
    April 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm

    Oh Sue, these are the prettiest popsicles I have ever seen. I noticed you have not added any sugar, that makes these even more perfect.

  • Reply
    Kathy Cano-Murillo (@CraftyChica)
    April 27, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    These are muy fantastico! Love them, thanks for the inspiration, going to try!!

  • Reply
    Susan
    April 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I wonder if frozen would work? I have lots of that.

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 27, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      I think it would be fine, Susan.

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    April 26, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    These are so pretty, I love the stripes!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

      You should see my closet — full of stripes 🙂

  • Reply
    Julie
    April 26, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Thanks Julie!

  • Reply
    Penny
    April 26, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    My oh my. We have lots of kids coming to the lake this summer and I am sooo making these. Will get some molds soon. Thanks Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 26, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Sounds like fun!

  • Reply
    Molly | memo2munch
    April 26, 2014 at 11:57 am

    LOVE THESE! I just get happy looking at them.

    As in, I’m just gonna stare for a few minutes. And then buy some popsicle molds.

    🙂

  • Reply
    Monique
    April 26, 2014 at 10:16 am

    oh I think they are gorgeous..Your chocolate fridge cake is in our fridge..I have 3 young men spending the day here tomorrow..:)

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Lucky you — and lucky them!!

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