Whole Fruit Popsicles are a healthy, low calorie, low carb snack or dessert for kids of all ages!
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
Whole Fruit Popsicles
- 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
- 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.
Don’t forget to pin these Whole Fruit Popsicles!
Questions and Reviews
These popsicles look so pretty and amazing. Loved it keep up the good work.
Can you use bananas for this recipe?
Bananas aren’t ideal, they tend to turn brownish when mashed and frozen.
Hi Sue, jus wondering if any of those lollies and other food recipes are good and also free or no syns. As I would like to eat more fruit in lollies as trying to lose weight. I am with slimming world.
I’m not familiar with Slimming World, Leanna, but I just looked it up and it seems like fruit is allowed…many if not most of my fruit popsicles are sugar free, or can easily be made without the sugar, so you’re good to go!
THIS will go into my staples recipe drawer in my head! I am running the kitchen (aka I am it) of a day care/ preschool. These will be a hit. Using up all kinds of fruit and yoghurt or greek yoghurt to make popsicles with…always gobbled up. These look fantastic. I am going to get more molds to use at home as well!
Thanks for this!
I enjoyed making these popsicles SO much, I remember that day vividly. I can’t wait for popsicles season to come around again!
Could you please share a link to the popsicle molds you used?
I use the classic 10 popsicle mold, Amy ~ I use THIS ONE.
Running to the store to get some popsicle sticks!! Sure try for this summer. Thank you!
I get my kids to eat a lot of their fruits and veggies by juicing and making smoothies but these look delicious and I am sure will make a great summer time snack. Thanks for sharing this HEALTHY recipe.
How would banana work for this?
What a fun way to get kids to eat their fruit. They are so gorgeous, kids and adults alike would love these!
Thanks for stopping by, Danielle. I agree, depending on the fruit you can really make these pretty sophisticated.