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Keep Cool with Homemade Real Fruit Popsicles

A few weeks ago we were outside on a hot Spring Day and needed some cool relief!; I decided to take some ingredients that I had in the house and let Sophia make some homemade real fruit popsicles!

Real Fruit Popsicles

They’re super easy, very refreshing, and so good for you – so don’t worry if your child wants to eat 3 or 4!

The ingredients are super simple – Put in whatever you want!

On this day, we had some fresh pineapple, strawberries, and kiwis. I also had 2 kinds of juice to try.

Other than the food ingredients, you’ll need popsicle sticks, and ice cube tray, and aluminum foil.

I always make Sophia’s juice with 1/2 water, 1/2 juice so I did the same to the popsicles so they wouldn’t be too sweet for her.

Pour the juice mixture into your trays first. Then cut up your fresh fruit into small pieces and let your child have some fun putting them in each slot.

Some of the fruits sink, some float – doesn’t matter! It just makes the end result even prettier!

To keep your popsicle sticks standing up straight, cover your ice cube tray with aluminum foil and then poke a small hole above each cube with a knife. {If you try to just stick your popsicle stick straight in, your hole will be too big and your stick will wiggle around}.

Then, put each popsicle stick in. It really depends on your freezer as to how long it will take for them to freeze, but I would say 1-2 hours is plenty of time since they’re small.

Sophia loved that each popsicle looked unique and she loved identifying the fruits that were in each one!

You could even just do these as fruit-infused ice cubes and skip the sticks altogether – for a fun drink addition in the hot summer-time!

Real Fruit Popsicles

Real Fruit Popsicles

Ingredients

  • Fruit Juice of Your Choice
  • Fruit of Your Choice, diced into small pieces
  • You'll also need:
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Popsicle Sticks

Instructions

  1. Pour your favorite fruit juice into the ice cube tray. I sometimes water down the juice a bit so it won't be too strong, especially for young children. Add in your favorite diced fruit. It's fun to talk to your kids about what type of fruits float and what types sink.
  2. Cover your entire ice cube tray with aluminum foil and poke the popsicle sticks through for each icy treat. The aluminum foil helps the stick stand up straight until the fruit treats are frozen!

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