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Homemade Fruit Popsicles

on August 8, 2013

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A while ago we picked up this set of plastic popsicle molds. They were only $1 so I figured we’d give it a go and if it didn’t work I wouldn’t be out much money. During the summer it’s very nice to enjoy a delicious cold popsicle, yet the ingredients in a lot of the store brands leave a lot to be desired. When you make your own at least you know EXACTLY what went in them. I decided to make ours a milk berry mix. You can make yours however you want! You just need molds, a blender and your ingredients. Well and of course, a freezer!

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These are our molds when starting off. They come with tops that have sticks, but you can use popsicle sticks as well since they reach farther down.

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In our blender I poured in coconut milk, almond milk, blueberries and strawberries. You want it to be wet enough to pour into the molds. You can add sweetener if you like but I didn’t want ours too sweet. Blend as much or as little as you please. If you blend less you will get a chunkier popsicle. You also blend your mix and then add some diced fruit to it after to get fruit chunks in your popsicle. The great thing about homemade items is that you can customize them to what you want and like!

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This was our mix after blending. Yummy, frothy, purple goodness! 🙂

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Pour your mix into your molds. Our are pretty small but they are a good size for kids. And smaller ones tend to leave less mess since they can be eaten more quickly. With big popsicles my daughter always ends up with it melting faster than she can eat it.

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Finished product! I froze ours overnight to make sure they were frozen all the way through. I did learn that taking them out can be complicated. The best solution I found was to run the molds under warm water before trying to remove them. Doing so loosened them up enough to get them out but didn’t melt them. Without doing this I could not take them out at all.

They came out very tasty and my kiddo loved them! 🙂

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