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If these awesome fruit popsicles can’t beat the summer heat, nothing can. Plus, they’re super easy to make and taste amazing!
Summer is almost here and it is finally time to enjoy all our favorite cold and refreshing foods. From no churn mint chocolate chip ice cream to creamsicle milkshakes, we’re all about the summer snacks and desserts!
A lot of these tend to pack a lot of sugar though (I know, I know, that’s what makes them taste so darn awesome). However, it’s good to have some healthier options to turn to sometimes.
That’s exactly where these fruit popsicles come in. With just four ingredients and less than 5 minutes of prep time, you just can’t go wrong!
How to Make Fruit Popsicles
Step 1: This really couldn’t be easier! Start by gathering your ingredients. You’ll need orange juice, vanilla Greek yogurt, strawberries and blueberries.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Step 3: Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to a minute.
Step 4: Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Why Did My Fruit Popsicles Turn Icy?
If you’ve made homemade popsicles that turned out icy and bland instead of juicy, you could have too much water.
Generally, when the water content of the pop is too high, it ends up getting hard and icy. Having a decent amount of sugar (added or natural) helps your popsicles get that perfectly soft but firm texture that you can sink your teeth into.
Why Are the Popsicles Not Freezing?
Depending on the ingredients you use in your popsicle recipe, the freezing time can range between 6 hours to 12 hours, maybe even more. Be sure the temperature in your freezer is at the lowest possible setting. This will help the popsicles freeze quicker…which means you don’t have to wait as long to enjoy them!
What Other Fruits Can I Use?
While our recipe calls for strawberries and blueberries along with some orange juice, you can totally experiment and try different variations. Greek yogurt adds an extra element of creaminess while also giving it a healthy punch of protein.
You can easily switch up the fruits, whether you want something seasonal seasonal or just want to try different flavored popsicles. Watermelon, grapefruit, peaches, mango, pineapple, coconut, blackberries, cranberries, kiwi and even bananas are some great options to pick from.
How Long Can Popsicles Last in the Freezer?
Homemade popsicles can last for up to 6 months in your freezer. Of course, you’ll need to be sure that they’re frozen at a constant temperature. While they’ll last for up to six months, they’re best eaten within the first two months because that’s when they’ll taste the most fresh.
You just don’t want to defrost then refreeze your popsicles because then you may run the risk of having them spoil.
How Can I Make Them More Fun?
There’s literally a ton you can do with your fruit popsicles. You can create different fruit purees and layer them in a single popsicle, or throw in some whole berries to add a bit of texture!
And if you’re making these for your kids, you can also try sneaking in some veggies into the mix. If you do it right, they’ll never even notice!
Loved this recipe? Here are some more fun summer recipes worth trying!
- 1 ½ cup orange juice
- ¾ cups vanilla greek yogurt
- 1 ¼ cups strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- Place orange juice, yogurt, strawberries and blueberries in a high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to a minute.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
You can make this recipe with fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries.
For a sweeter popsicle, use apple juice instead of orange juice.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 45Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 7mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g