Beat summer heat with these cool homemade fruit popsicle with only 4 natural ingredients and absolutely no sugar and artificial ingredients.
My kids love to eat popsicles especially during summer break. I am not a fan of store bought popsicles as they are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, sugars, artificial colors and ingredients and ZERO nutrition. This recipe is free of all those unwanted ingredients and is super simple and a fun project to try with your kids during summer.
To make homemade popsicles; you only need popsicle molds, few natural ingredients and little bit of creativity. There are a lot of popsicle molds available on the market. Ensure the one that you use are BPA free or there are some steel popsicle molds also available.
I used watermelon and strawberry combination as it provides perfect balance of juiciness and substance to the mixture. Adding natural honey with lime zest gives perfect sweetness and freshness to these cool summer treat!
To make these wash and clean strawberries. I recommend using organic fruits as much as possible to avoid unwanted pesticides. Strawberries are on top of the list of enviornmental working group’s dirty dozen – being sprayed with many pesticides and poisonous gases. To avoid these always use organically grown strawberries. Next, cut watermelon into pieces. Throw all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You don’t need to add any water as watermelon takes care of it:). Once mixture is ready; pour it in popsicle molds and set it in freezer for about 3-4 hours or overnight and chill! Your popsicles are ready. To get your popsicles out of the mold; place the mold in 1/2 cup of luke warm water for a few seconds and they will pop out very easily.
These popsicles were a huge success at our house and got my son super excited to make many different flavors. I encouraged him to make one on his own and he made with mixed berries as he loves all berries:). We are going to continue experimenting with some other flavors as well.
Enjoy these natural treat with your kids this summer!
Variations: You can use other fruits as well – mixed berries, mango, kiwi-lime all work great for fruity popsicles. If you want to make creamy popsicles; you can make yogurt-berry pospicles. To make it more fun; you can also add small pieces of chopped fruits while freezing the popsicles.
Cool summer Popsicle with 4 natural ingredients!!
Gluten free, Paleo, Sugar free
- 1 Cup Strawberries
- 2 Cups Watermelon
- 2 tspn Raw honey
- 1/2 tspn Lime zest
1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for 3-4 hours or until completely solid.
2. To get popsicle out of the mold place in a cup of warm water for 30 seconds.