Two creamy fruit popsicle recipes ( HOMEMADE CREAMY FRUIT POPSICLES) to refresh and cool you off in the hot summer.
The weather is warming up and today is hot with temperatures reaching 92F. The only thing needed is delicious creamy pineapple popsicles and creamy blueberry popsicles to cool everyone down. Even though it is hot, the best part is the array of fresh and colorful fruits and vegetables showing up in the grocery stores and the farmer’s market.
When you have all these fresh fruits and vegetables, you plan for smoothies, salads, and most importantly some healthy fruit popsicles.
Why You Will Like These Fruit Popsicle Recipes.
- They are homemade and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.
- Full of fresh fruit and flavors.
- Everyone likes it.
- Made with natural sweeteners.
- Quick and easy to make.
Two Creamy Flavors
- Creamy pineapple popsicles
This creamy fruit popsicle uses vanilla ice cream as the base which makes it delicious and unique pops. The pineapple pieces and juice add a refreshing taste to the popsicles.
- Creamy blueberry popsicles use 4 ingredients, making them very easy to make and full of fresh blueberry flavors. The use of yogurt makes it creamy, and the addition of lemon brightens the blueberry flavor.
Other Fruits that can be Used
Basics of Homemade Popsicles
Homemade popsicles can be creamy or fruity, depending on personal preferences.
- Creamy popsicles will have yogurt, ice cream, whip cream, or heavy cream as the base making it creamy. Then you will add fruit (fresh or frozen), liquid, and sweetener. For a healthier creamy option, whole milk plain Greek yogurt will be a good one. With Greek yogurt, the best sweetener will be honey, agave, or maple syrup. Then just add them to your favorite popsicle flavors and enjoy.
- Fruity popsicles use fruit as the base, then liquid (fruit juice, water, or milk) is added and in some cases a little sweetener. Most berries work well in popsicles and other fruits such as mango, pineapple, kiwi, banana, peach, watermelon, and more. Any combination of these fruits will work well and the addition of herbs also works.
Watch How to Make the Pops
Molding the Popsicles
After making the fruit popsicles, you need to mold them. Mold comes in different shapes and types but the one I like is this 200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Natural Wood Popsicle Craft Sticks 4.5 inch Length Treat Sticks Ice Pop Sticks for DIY Crafts” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener sponsored nofollow”>popsicle sticks and freeze.
How to Make Popsicles without a Mold
Popsicles can be made virtually in anything from muffin tins, shot glasses, small drinking cups, or even a loaf pan. The sticks can lie slanted but if you want it standing upright, you can wrap the container tightly with aluminum foil. Poke a hole through the foil with a knife, add the sticks, and they will stand upright. Another option is to freeze the popsicle mixture for about 2 hours before adding the sticks and they will stand upright.
Freezing the Fruit Popsicles
Popsicles take 6- 8 hours to fully freeze and make unmolding easy. Freezing times will vary depending on the freezer, the type of popsicle base made, and finally the mold you are using. For you to have the best results, leave the popsicle in the freezer overnight to have them freeze properly. After a day, unmold the pops so they are not discolored.
How to Unmold Popsicles
Unmolding popsicles can be tricky and the last thing you want is broken popsicles after waiting for a long time. I find the best method is to run the popsicle mold under warm running water for a few seconds. All you must do is hold the bottom of the mold under running water. Move the mold around to warm the individual mold evenly and that should take about 10 seconds. Place the mold on a flat surface and hold the edges firmly, pull the pops gently out of the mold to get clean, nice, and firm pops.
Another option is to fill a container that is at least the height of the pop mold with warm water. Then dip mold in the water until the fruit pops loosen. Remove the mold out of the water onto a sturdy and flat surface. Pull the popsicles from the mold with gentle pressure to get clean and undamaged pops. If the pops are difficult to pull out, then put the mold back into the water for a few seconds and try again.
Variations to this Fruit Popsicles Recipe
- Adding edible flowers to mold before freezing to add attractive touch to it.
- Use your favorite character mold for a fun popsicle or theme pops party.
- Make them vegan or dairy free by using only fruit juice, almond milk, or coconut milk and omitting the yogurt.
- Turn your favorite smoothie to a perfect popsicle.
How to Store the Popsicles
After unmolding, the pops are ready to enjoy. How do you store the remaining pops, so they do not stick together to become one big piece? Just re-freeze the popsicles for 20 minutes or until they are solid frozen again. Remove the popsicles from the freezer and place them in a freezer zip bag and seal. Label the bag with date and the flavor of the pops. Homemade fruit popsicles will keep for about one month in the freezer and after that they begin to lose their flavor. Give this recipe a try and enjoy.
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Thanks for reading. As always, know that God loves you and stay blessed!
Happy baking and decorating!!
Homemade Creamy Fruit Popsicles
Creamy Pineapple Popsicles
- 2 cups pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 6 ounces pineapple juice
- 8 ounces vanilla ice cream
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
Creamy Blueberry Popsicles
- 2 cups blueberry (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups vanilla Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons honey
how to make the creamy pineapple popsicle
- Place pineapple, juice, ice cream, and lemon juice into a blender. Blend until smooth and fluffy.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened.
- Unmold and enjoy.
how to make the creamy blueberry popsicles
- Place blueberry, lemon juice into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour the smooth blueberry mixture into a large bowl and stir in the honey and yogurt. Taste the mixture and make adjustment to the taste. If you want it sweeter, then add more honey to it.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold and freeze overnight. Unmold and enjoy.