Just not those nasty ones that are full of food dyes, fake colors, nasty sugars, and other assorted ickyness. They’re so easy to make yourself that there’s no need to resort to such.
Honestly? Making an ice pop is simply a matter of freezing juice in a lickable format. So if you have popsicle molds and juice, you’re in business. Even if you don’t have popsicle molds, you can make do with cups and craft sticks. The juice is kind of essential, though, no getting out of that one.
I have these Zoku Mini Pop molds which I actually bought at Michaels’ with a 40% off coupon, but you can also get them from Amazon with free shipping if you have Prime. They’re the perfect size for little mouths and quick snacks!
The Boyz created this recipe together as a Summer Camp at Home activity: they each chose 2 kinds of fruit and I determined the quantities. It turned out to taste exactly like fruit punch!
Recipe: Fruit Punch Ice Pops
Summary: a refreshing, all natural, super easy ice pop
- 1 apple
- 1 pear
- 1 cup grapes
- 1/2 cup cherries, pitted
- Slice the apple and pear in half.
- Juice all the fruit in a juicer; alternatively you can place all the fruit in a high-powered blender and add just enough water to keep it moving through the blades, then blend until you have a liquid consistency. When using the blender, you may want to strain the juice.
- Pour the juice into ice pop molds and freeze for several hours.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)