Summer is the time of year for popsicles! The great thing about making your own ice pops is that it is very easy, and you can use all natural ingredients and create your own flavors and designs. You can use yogurt to make thicker and more creamy pops, but I also like the ones that are just fruit, with no added sugar or other ingredients. Here are some Peach-Watermelon-Pineapple pops I made recently.
I literally made them out of leftover fruit that was in the refrigerator. The leftover slice of watermelon or the last few pieces of pineapple sometimes end up sitting in the refrigerator, and this is a great way to use them up in a new and different way that is kid friendly. Plus when it is hot out it is just more fun to eat your fruit as a popsicle.
- 1 slice watermelon
- 1/2 cup pineapple
- 1 peach
- One fruit at a time put the fruit in a food processor and process until smooth. Pour the fruit in a bowl and put it aside.
- Rinse out the food processor in between and repeat with the remaining fruits.
- Layer peach, watermelon and pineapple into the popsicle molds, freezing slightly after each to set the layers. Since the pineapple has the thickest consistency it works best as the last layer, otherwise it tends to stick to the sides of the molds, and then the layers don't look as crisp. For my molds I used about 2 T of fruit puree for each layer.
Nutrition facts are estimates.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 46 Carbohydrates: 11g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 9g
The peach layer isn’t as naturally sweet as the other two layers, so you could add 1/2 T of sugar to that layer if you wanted. But I don’t think it is necessary, and I am trying to cut back on sugar so I didn’t bother.
I used my new Hamilton Beach Fast Pop maker for these, and it made it so much easier to make layer popsicles than using standard freezer molds! I only had to wait 5 minutes to add a new layer, and popsicles were ready to eat in half an hour from start to finish. And I even got nice straight lines between the layers. But regular molds work too, and either way they taste delicious.