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Homemade Fruit Popsicles

The whole family will love these homemade fruit popsicles!  They are creamy and a perfect healthy snack or treat. The best part is they are only 4 ingredients and take 5 minutes to make.

If you are like me and are looking for a fun activity to do with the kids that is easy and provides a snack, making homemade popsicles is a perfect recipe to make! The best part is that you can make these with a few simple ingredients you probably already have at home.

For me, I will happily make popsicles with my kids, especially with my pickiest kiddo. He is still not great about eating fruit but he will drink a smoothie… and let’s be honest, these popsicles are really just smoothies in a different form. Brilliant!

Ingredients

  • Orange juice
  • Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

Substitutions

  • Fresh or frozen strawberries and blueberries work in this recipe
  • Instead of orange juice, substitute apple juice for a sweeter popsicle! 
  • Other fruit options that would work are bananas, raspberries, or kiwis.

If you have older children who won’t be bothered by fruit chunks, you can cut up some of the fruit and tuck a few pieces into each of the silicone molds before adding the yogurt fruit mixture.

Want to make this your own?

Once you’ve made this version, you can try experimenting with different flavor combos. Do your kids have favorite fruits or favorite juices? Try those!

Or you can try making one of these smoothies instead and turning them into popsicles:

Another way to spice things up would be to layer different flavor smoothies together. Let your imagination go wild!

Tools

To make these popsicles, you only need a few tools. If you need some alternate ideas for popsicles molds that you already have at home, see the FAQ section below.

FAQs

How to unmold the popsicles?

Fill a pan slightly larger than the size of the popsicle mold with warm (NOT HOT!) water. Dip the popsicle mold into the warm water for about 30 seconds. Carefully pull the popsicles out.

How to make the popsicles without popsicle sticks and a mold?

If you don’t have a mold, you can use an ice cube tray instead. If you have any wooden coffee stirrers then that makes a good substitute for the popsicle sticks.

I would not suggest using toothpicks instead of the popsicle sticks because those can prove hazardous for younger children.

Storage tips

If you have any leftover popsicles, once you unmold them, lay them flat on a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or wax paper. Once they are completely frozen again, you can simply store them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag.

Another option if you don’t have the space to lay them flat to refreeze is to simply wrap the popsicles in a bit of wax paper or plastic wrap before storing them in the freezer bag. Wrapping them up means you don’t have to refreeze them before storing. Yay!

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Recipe

a pair of fruit popsicles stacked on top of one another

4 Ingredient Homemade Creamy Fruit Popsicles

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freezing Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 popsicles
Calories: 45kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups orange juice
  • ¾ cups vanilla greek yogurt
  • 1 ¼ cups strawberries
  • 1 cup blueberries

Instructions

  • In a high-speed blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.

Notes

To unmold the popsicles, fill a pan slightly larger than the size of the popsicle mold with warm (NOT HOT!) water. Dip the popsicle mold into the warm water for about 30 seconds. Carefully pull the popsicles out.
Popsicle Mold options:

Nutrition

Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 129mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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