- Homemade Fruit Pops, no Added Sugar
Homemade Fruit Pops, no Added Sugar
By Didi Gorman
Our fruit popsicles today are made entirely from fruit, without the addition of sugar or water.
It’s important to choose fruit that is very ripe, since it’s naturally sweeter and juicier.
The colour of the popsicles will depend on the fruit we choose. Oranges and mangoes yield yellow-orange pops, while watermelons, strawberries, and raspberries yield a variety of reds.
Popsicles made out of orange are quite fibrous (if the pulp is included). If you prefer a smoother texture, strain the pulp out of the squeezed juice and use the juice only (in which case you’ll have a smaller volume overall and may need to add the juice from another orange).
If layering is desired, fill the bottom half of the mold with either watermelon or strawberry-raspberry mixture, freeze for one and a half hours, and then pour either orange or mango into the mold, on top of the frozen layer, all the way to the top. Freeze for one and a half hours.
You can mix all the fruits together for multi-fruit pops.
Sweetened by: fruit
Special equipment: stick blender/blender, 8 popsicle molds
Preps: 15 minutes
(freeze time: 3 hours)
Makes: 8 popsicles (2 strawberry-raspberry, 2 watermelon, 2 mango, 2 orange)
You will need:
1 3/4 cups (2 generous handfuls) a mixture of very ripe strawberries and raspberries, stems removed
1 1/2 cups ripe watermelon, pulp only, no seeds, diced
1 very ripe medium mango, peeled, pitted, and diced
1 very ripe large orange, freshly squeezed, with or without pulp, no seeds
How to make it:
1. Blend strawberries and raspberries together till smooth and pour into 2 molds.
2. Blend watermelon pulp and pour into 2 additional molds.
3. Blend mango till smooth and pour into 2 additional molds.
4. Pour orange juice (and pulp, if desired) into 2 additional molds.
5. Freeze for 3 hours.
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