Kids of all ages can beat the heat this summer with naturally sweetened pureed fruit pops made with ripe organic strawberries, peaches, mango and kiwifruit!
Throughout the summer you’ll find so many delicious seasonal fresh fruits available, from berries to stone-fruits, like peaches. Take advantage of their natural sweetness and enjoy them for desserts and snacks without having to add any sweeteners at all. Of course, one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh fruit during the hottest months is to make a fruit puree in your blender, and to freeze as popsicles. Kids of all ages love colorful naturally sweet fresh pureed fruit pops.
Simple ideas are always the best. Here are 4 fabulous recipes to inspire you to take advantage of the wide variety of summer fruit in the stores and farmers markets right now. Don’t worry if your fruit is a little overripe. In fact, the riper the fruit used, the sweeter your pureed fruit pops! Just make sure to buy organic fruit wherever possible to avoid pesticides and other chemicals.
Looking for Ice Pop Molds?
If you don’t have available molds, you can always pour your fruit puree into paper Dixie cups. Cover the cups with plastic wrap (to hold the stick in place) and poke a stick through, then freeze.
Need some ideas for pureed fruit ice pops?
Frozen Mango, Kiwi, Raspberry Pops
Fresh fruit puree, popsicle sticks, and mini plastic cups! Such a great alternative to the sugar filled store bought pops! Of course, the riper the fruit, the sweeter your fruit pops will be. So choose the ripest fruit you can find. If you think they might be a little too tart, you could add some honey, or stevia. For these fruit puree popsicles, Gina chose kiwifruit, raspberries and mangos. So colorful! Go check out the full recipe and directions over at Skinny Taste.
Whole Fruit Popsicles
The View From Great Island takes fruit puree and her love for stripes to a new level entirely with her creative multilayered Whole Fruit Popsicles! Her pretty layers are made from pureed kiwifruit, pureed strawberries, pureed mango, pureed blueberries, pureed watermelon and pureed 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.
Go check out the full recipe and directions over at The View From Great Island.
Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles
Fit Fun & Delish has come up with the perfect way to stay cool in the blistering Phoenix summer heat! Fresh organic strawberries are pureed with pineapple juice and a little honey for this recipe. You could use fresh pineapple instead of juice. And you could use other berries too, if strawberries aren’t available. Head on over to Fit Fun & Delish to get the full recipe.
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles are the prettiest fruit pops I’ve ever seen. Nourishing Meals has used seedless watermelon puree as a base for her colorful popsicles, but you could easily substitute honeydew melon or cantaloupe puree. Use any fresh organic fruit you have on hand to fill your popsicle molds. Blueberries, kiwifruit, peaches, cherries and strawberries add vibrant colors. Go check out the full recipe and directions over at Nourishing Meals