Long, Hot Days Call For Natural Fruity Popsicles

What’s more fun that a fruit popsicle. It’s hard to eat one with a serious look on your face and you definitely can’t eat one and still be in a bad mood. That’s why it’s the perfect treat to tame your sweet tooth during these dog days of summer. Grab your favorite fruits and meet us in the kitchen!

Ingredients

For the Cantaloupe and Strawberry popsicle:

  • 2 ½ cups cantaloupe, diced
  • 1 cup strawberries

For the Raspberry popsicle:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar (honey, agave, maple, or stevia)
  • 1 cup raspberry

For the Green Smoothie popsicle:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ cup  orange juice
  • 2 handfuls of spinach, pureed

For the Peaches and Cream popsicle:

  • 1 ½ cups (12oz/ 360g) yogurt (greek or regular)
  • 4 tbsp sugar (honey, agave, maple, or stevia)
  • ¾ cup cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups peaches

Make it!

These popsicles are so easy to make, you won’t even believe that you’ve been eaten store-bought ones all these years!

Directions

  1. For the fruit mixtures, just process the fresh or frozen fruit using a hand blender or food processor and layer them into some popsicle molds in layers for a pretty look.
  2. For the raspberry variety, you will want to whisk up your milk and sugar products together in a bowl and layer your fruit puree into the molds first, and follow up by filling the rest with your milk mixture.

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  3. Keep in mind that you can always add in some spinach or kale to any of these recipes for a boost in nutrition and you won’t be able to taste a thing, but you will be getting all sorts of wonderful vitamins alongside your yummy dessert!  
  4. For the peaches and cream variety, start by combining your yogurt, vanilla, cream, and sugar into a large bowl and mix together. Then, puree the peaches just like the other fruits and spoon that into your popsicle mold and fill a bit more with your cream. Create layers by adding more peaches and then more cream again.IMG_3321

All of these popsicles take about 5 hours in your freezer to firm up, so you might want to leave your house while they are doing their thing so as to tempt yourself!

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Enjoy these and so many more wonderful possibilities using any fruit you have on hand!

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