Homemade Fruit Popsicles Recipe

What could possibly be better than a cold popsicle on a hot summer day? Well, a popsicle that has real fruit inside of it is better than your average cold treat. This recipe for homemade fruit popsicles is perfect for adults and kids alike. It has that little bit of sweetness, but it's also pretty guilt-free, making it a dessert that you don't have to feel bad about eating. These popsicles are great for a scorching day in the sun or a family barbeque.

Susan Olayinka is the brains behind this treat that is sure to please your palate. As for her favorite part of these quick and easy popsicles? She says, "I love the fact that it is artificial sugar-free and only sweetened by maple syrup, coconut water, and the sweet delicious fruit." This is a healthy summer treat that's as light and refreshing as can be — just what you want when the weather is warm out.

Okay, we won't make you wait any longer. Keep scrolling to find out more details on how to make these yummy popsicles that are next-level good.

Gather the ingredients for your homemade popsicles

Only a few items go into these popsicles, and if you're lucky enough, you may already have some at home. For starters, you need some coconut water and maple syrup. In addition, you need to get some fresh fruit, including strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, and mango. Aside from the ingredients themselves, you will also need two popsicle molds that hold four popsicles each. If you want subs, Olayinka says that you "can use various fruits. I chose the ones I did because they are my favorite ones. They are also very colorful, making the popsicle appealing to the eye! You can use fruit like pineapples, banana, different types of berries, grapes, etc." 

Once you have all those items, it's time to get started.

Prepare the fruit for your popsicles

To start making these popsicles, take out all of the fresh fruit, and make sure to wash it before you start to cut. You should slice the strawberries diagonally. For the kiwi, make sure to peel each one before following in the same steps as the strawberries, giving each one a good, diagonal slice. Last but not least, cut the mango in half first. Then, cut it into half-inch pieces. You can leave the blueberries as is.

Next, place fruit in a large bowl and mix together.

Mix the liquid

Now it's time to make the liquid base that holds the fruit in place. Take out a liquid measuring cup and pour in the coconut water and maple syrup. Continue mixing the liquid until the syrup stops sinking to the bottom. The whole process is relatively simple, and it should only take about 30 seconds. Once you finish the liquid mix, set it to the side because you will need it again in just a moment.

Fill the molds

Take out the popsicle molds and your bowl of fruit. Scoop about three tablespoons of fruit inside each one of the molds until they are all filled. Once you fill with fruit, it's time to add the coconut water and maple syrup mixture inside the mold. Cover the molds with lids and freeze them overnight. This ensures that they will be frozen solid before you're ready to eat them. Now, we're onto the home stretch. 

Take out your popsicles and enjoy

The next day, your popsicles will be ready to serve, as they will be entirely frozen. Simply take them out of the freezer and run the mold under warm water for 15 seconds per piece. After that, they can be easily removed from the mold. Now, you can serve these cold treats however you would like.

"This will stay frozen for ages, for two to three months," Olayinka notes. "But they probably wouldn't last long — they didn't last long in my house."

Homemade Fruit Popsicles Recipe
5 from 26 ratings
What could possibly be better than a cold popsicle on a hot summer day? Well, a popsicle that has real fruit inside is better than your average cold treat.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
8
popsicles
Homemade Fruit Popsicles
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 3 strawberries
  • 2 kiwis
  • ½ mango
  • ¼ cup of blueberries
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
Directions
  1. Begin the recipe by preparing the fruit. Slice the strawberries diagonally.
  2. Peel and slice the kiwi diagonally.
  3. Slice half of the mango then cut it into ½-inch pieces.
  4. Place the sliced strawberries, sliced kiwi, sliced mango and blueberries into a mixing bowl.
  5. Get a liquid measuring jug and pour into it coconut water and maple syrup. Mix until the maple syrup stops sinking to the bottom (about 30 seconds).
  6. Get the popsicle molds and spoon in 3 tablespoons of fruit.
  7. After all the molds are filled with fruit, fill the molds up with tyour coconut water and maple syrup mixture.
  8. Cover the molds with lids and freeze overnight.
  9. The next morning, to get the popsicles out, run them under warm water for 15 seconds until they easily come out.
  10. Serve immediately.
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 40
Total Fat 0.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Trans Fat 0.0
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Total Carbohydrates 9.5 g
Dietary Fiber 1.4 g
Total Sugars 7.4 g
Sodium 32.6 mg
Protein 0.7 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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