Colourful, yummy, pretty, healthy and sweet – what a perfect little treat!
Yeah! Summer! I love Summer, I guess everybody does, sun, sea, swimming, holidays and with all that fresh fruit, and with the best excuse ever to eat ice cream all day long.
And since that is basically my goal, I came up with these healthy popsicles that are so jam packed with fruity flavour goodness, you’re gonna love ’em.
Let’s face it, we all have a sweet tooth. We can stay disciplined for a short while, but sooner or later you’re longing for that sweet and delectable treat.
This is also a great way to give more fruit to picky eaters or small children.
These are pretty much irresistable and I haven’t come across anyone yet who doesn’t fall in love with them instantly and asks me for the recipe, so here goes….
INGREDIENTS for six pops:
- 1 cup frozen blueberries / cherries
- 1 cup frozen strawberries / raspberries
- 1 cup frozen (orange) peach
- 1 cup roughly chopped frozen mango / kiwi
- 1 cup chopped frozen pineapple
- plus a tablespoon of agave syrup in each and a tablespoon of water
- Working with one fruit at a time, puree in a small food processor with the agave syrup and water. Rinse the machine out between fruits.
- Carefully spoon a layer of fruit at the bottom of each popsicle mold. Gently tap the mold on a firm surface to level the puree. Freeze until solid.
- Spoon another layer of fruit into each mold and stand a wooden popsicle stick upright in each. Force it down gently into the frozen bottom layer so it will stand up straight. Don’t use the plastic cover for the pospicles, since you need to keep filling the molds. Again firmly tap the mold down on the counter to level the puree and freeze again until the second layer is solid.
- Continue with each fruit untill the molds are full.
- To un-mold, rinse the mold under warm water, just the plastic part, not the top. Wiggle the pops out and place them in a ziplock bag , “pop” them back into the freezer (see what I said there) . Ready to serve and enjoy.
NOTE 1: I made two different kinds, this is why I noted two different types of fruit in the ingredient list.
NOTE 2: Depending on the mold size you may need a little more or less fruit. My mold contains a 100 ml / 3.3 oz ( a little less than 1/2 a cup) each.
…and remember, sharing is cool!