Fresh fruit popsicles in the color of a rainbow are perhaps the perfect summer dessert. If you love frozen treats and a variety of fruits as much as I do, be sure to read on and print or save this recipe.
See how you can easily make these fruit pops all summer long. This homemade ice pops recipe is excellent for summer parties, hot days, or when you need to use up berries, melon, or other fruits.
Rainbow Fresh Fruit Popsicles Recipe
Since most of the rainbow recipes on this blog are some form of sugary candy, let’s try one using nature’s candy, shall we? As soon as the weather gets warmer, I start to crave strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, and kiwis like crazy. The list of fruits I love is very long. This ice pops recipe is the perfect way to incorporate a variety to literally eat the rainbow.
What you need to make fresh fruit pops
Here’s what you need to make this recipe. Exact measurements are in the recipe card below.
- Fresh chopped fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, melon)
- Clear juice (white grapefruit, apple, white grape)
- Popsicle mold and sticks
Fresh fruit popsicle directions
Carefully place fresh fruit slices or chunks into a popsicle mold, make sure to place some fruit directly against the sides of the mold. Do not over pack the mold.
Pour clear juice over the fruit to fill the mold.
Place sticks into the mixture according to your mold directions.
Freeze for at least 5 hours or overnight.
Carefully remove the popsicles from the mold and serve.
This will make 10-12 standard popsicles, depending on the mold.
Fruit popsicle recipe notes and FAQ
Do not over pack the fruit
Make sure you don’t put too much fruit into the mold. You need to allow space for plenty of liquid to freeze around the fruit chunks.
Can I use frozen fruit?
Yes, you can use frozen in place of fresh fruit if you desire.
Too sweet or sugary?
If you’d like to control the sugar a little, use a clear sugar-free juice option. You can also use coconut water or sparkling water as an alternative.
What is the best popsicle mold to use?
- Sturdy silicone mold that's perfect for homemade popsicle recipes.
- Move it from the counter to the freezer without anything under it.
- Has a bit of give so you can easily squeeze the bottoms to release the pops.
- Lids that help the sticks stay in place.
- Compact size that doesn't take up too much space in the freezer -- because who has that?
- 2 cups fresh chopped fruit (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, kiwi, melon)
- 3 cups clear juice (white grapefruit, apple, white grape)
- Carefully place fresh fruit inside popsicle mold, making sure to place some fruit directly against the sides of the mold.
- Pour clear juice over the fruit to fill the mold and place sticks according to your mold directions.
- Freeze at least 5 hours or overnight.
- Carefully remove the popsicles from the mold and serve.
*Do not over pack the fruit.
*You can use frozen fruit, if desired.
*To control sugar, use clear sugar-free juice options. Alternatively you can use coconut water or sparkling water.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 58Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 44mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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