Monday, May 31, 2010

recipe | fruitalicious fruit-tastic homemade popsicles

This is not a bento box friendly recipe. ;-)

It is a sweet summer treat and soooo super easy.

Yesterday I found we had a big batch of strawberries end up in a super cold spot of the refrigerator and they partially froze. Partially frozen strawberries become very soggy squishy strawberries. We had to act fast to re-purpose them.

Into the blender they went. Now what? The kids weren't hungry for smoothies, so on to plan B: popsicles.

Along with the strawberries I added just enough orange juice to get everything blending along. Then into popsicle molds and into the freezer they went.

And today they came out of the freezer...
popsicles!
I have a lot of different popsicle molds. These ones are vintage Tupperware, if you're curious. :)

And they were a very big hit with the whole crowd.
strawberry oj pops

Summer yum! We often use watermelon and a splash of orange juice for popsicles, too. I like that they come out as bright and shiny and pretty as the boxed varieties, but are so healthy there is no reason to say no when your child asks to have another one (or two). We go through a LOT of popsicles in the summertime. ;-)

What are some of your favorite popsicle blends?

  Some of my favorite popsicle making molds:
  

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13 comments:

The Planet Pink said... [Reply to comment]

Yum. I love the combo of peaches and oranges - I wonder how they would do in a blender?

kris in larryville said... [Reply to comment]

We put just about anything in our molds. When I do not have fruit around I will just fill them with water so there are always cold treats.

Michelle said... [Reply to comment]

Yesterday I made freezer jam out of a case of peaches I found a great deal on...only I mushed up too many peaches and had leftovers. I turned those into popsicles, too, and the kids are already eating them this morning. I love it becauuse it was only peach mush -- no sugar or anything added. Mushed up fruit and yogurt make a creamy, fruity frozen treat too.

RLR said... [Reply to comment]

We have those popsicle molds, too - and will put them to good use this summer!

M. said... [Reply to comment]

how fun....lovely flavors and beautiful colors...perfect summer treats :)

Mrs. Ed said... [Reply to comment]

We do orange juice with a little bit of yogurt for orange creamsicles.

Tifani says... said... [Reply to comment]

You know what I'm longing to do? Make pudding pops!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

My mom had those molds when we were kids! I like to do plain yogurt blended with bananas and strawberries. Or Jell-O pudding to make Pudding Pops (why did they stop making those?). I love the Tavolo molds, I just got the 2 flavor rocket ones but haven't yet tried them.

Carissa said... [Reply to comment]

I love doing any leftover fruit that is getting a little soft (my little one's fave is strawberry banana) and I add some plain yogurt to it. My toddler goes crazy for this dessert!

Melissa said... [Reply to comment]

We did strawberry yogurt ones that we ate as part of our breakfast this morning. The kids loved it.
Right now we have mixed berry ones (strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry) in the freezer for tomorrow. They are a really nice color, I'll get a picture tomorrow. Can't wait to eat them!

new2bento said... [Reply to comment]

I just got some hello kitty molds to play with this summer. My teenagers are agast. What's new. I will be experimenting since I am in the hunt for low fat versions. Yesterday I found a version that uses blueberries watermelon and a little bit of lime. Wish me luck!

The Jennings Family said... [Reply to comment]

Sometimes for an extra special treat I will make popsicles out of pureed bananas mixed with just a bit of chocolate syrup. My boys love those! Another favorite is when I layer different colors of fruit puree into the molds. I also usually hide a blueberry in the center of fruit popsicles (and I hear about it when I forget).

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

The Mickey Mouse popsicle molds are in the new Tupperware catalog if anyone is interested :) (Yes, I'm a consultant!)

Shannon - You can make pudding pops in the molds with just pudding! I make them all the time.

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