I will put practically anything in a popsicle mold: extra smoothie, leftover homemade applesauce, juice from canned fruit. When something is frozen into a popsicle mold, it suddenly becomes a fun treat in my kids’ eyes–and I’m able to use leftovers in a creative way instead of wasting them.
That was the inspiration behind these fruit popsicles. I had a surplus of u-pick strawberries that were a bit past their prime. So I pureed them in the blender with a squirt of honey and froze them into molds. But then I couldn’t stop. I grabbed a wedge of cantaloupe we had in the fridge, then some chunks of seedless watermelon, then a pint of blueberries. And I ended up with a batch of beautiful ice pops to rival any store-bought brand.
Feel free to sweeten these to taste: You could absolutely leave out the honey if you’d like. You could also strain out the seeds and any pulpy pieces after blending, though I like to leave all of that in.
The pouches shown here are Zipzicles. I love my Zoku reusable ice pop molds (and I do strive to be a friend of the environment), but thought these were a fun change of pace. I’ve included the links to both molds below in case you want to check them out!
- 2 cups fresh fruit of your choice (such as strawberries, watermelon chunks, blueberries)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Puree fruit and honey in the blender until smooth.
- Pour into ice pop molds and freeze until hard.