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
    Paola Almanza
    August 12, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    This looks soo good that I am going to make it for this summer

  • Reply
    Shanice
    May 24, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Great post! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams starts on Fridays 😀 Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen
    May 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Beautiful fruit pops, Sue! I love the rainbow of colors and look forward to your post using fresh summer berries with all the gorgeous pink and violet hues. Thanks for sharing!

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    Eats Meets West
    May 3, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Now I definitely know what I’ll be making this summer 🙂
    Nothing beats frozen fruit on a hot day, so thanks for the awesome recipe!

  • Reply
    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust
    April 30, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    These are probably the prettiest things I’ve ever seen!!!! Pinned!

  • Reply
    Shari Kelley
    April 30, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    These popsicles look so pretty, and your pictures of them are beautiful! I just got a popsicle mold last summer and can’t wait to use it with some of your recipes.

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2014 at 5:51 pm

      You’ll have so much fun, Shari — it’s addictive!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog
    April 30, 2014 at 11:27 am

    These are SO gorgeous! Just came over here from How Sweet It Is and couldn’t stop staring at the pictures, I definitely need to try these!

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 30, 2014 at 11:46 am

      So glad you stopped by, thanks!

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    Matt Robinson
    April 29, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Quite possibly the greatest fruit popsicles I have ever seen. Absolutely beautiful and my boys would devour these in no time. So healthy too and perfect for summer! Can’t wait to give these a try. So happy to visit your amazing blog!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    April 29, 2014 at 4:43 am

    I must have looked at these 10 times but forgot to comment! I shared on FB too 🙂 These are amazing – you are a food artist. I don’t have a popsicle mold – what’s wrong with me??? You could market and sell these – seriously! What’s not to love. The colors, fresh fruit, healthy, cold and delicious. Bravo!

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

      Tricia what kind of a grandmother are you? No popsicle mold? Gotta fix that 🙂

      • Reply
        mimi
        May 4, 2014 at 10:41 am

        Just curious – what brand of popsicle mold did you use for the striped ones in the photo? I’ve not had success with some in the past and am planning to try again with a different brand of mold.

        • Reply
          Sue
          May 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

          Hi Mimi — I used a Cost Plus brand mold, but it is identical to this type on Amazon —http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004GJQVSQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B004GJQVSQ&linkCode=as2&tag=thvifrthgris-20&linkId=FVDFWQDHZ3X7EHOF

          • mimi
            May 8, 2014 at 3:54 pm

            Thanks so much! I’m placing my order today. Can’t wait!

  • Reply
    perri6
    April 28, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    They look magically delicious! Thanks for posting. (:

    • Reply
      Sue
      April 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

      It is a little magical when you pull them out and see all the stripes, especially for kids.

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