7 Super Cool Fruit Popsicle Recipes

Swelter no more

by Michaela Fulton | Fri, July 14, 2017

Summer in Shanghai is sweltering and sometimes all you can think about is that ice cream you saw someone eating as you were melting into the sidewalk. With these super easy popsicle recipes, you'll be able to keep your cool! Combining only a few ingredients and a set of popsicle molds, you'll be able to treat all the family to these colorful treats packed full of fruits. Or, if you're running low on fruit and can't bear to head to your nearest store, you could always grab that fast-ripening banana in the corner of your kitchen, put it on a stick and throw it into the freezer too...

1. Fruit smoothie popsicles

Instead of that warm glass of fruit smoothie, turn it into this frozen delight instead!

What you'll need:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 100g ripe strawberries
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 100g blueberries
  • 3-4 tbs of honey
  • or any fruit of your choosing!

What next?

  1. Chop your strawberries; skin; stone and chop the peaches, and peel the banana.
  2. Place all of your fruit, except the banana, in separate bowls.
  3. Add 1/3 of the banana to each of the bowls along with 1tbs of honey.
  4. Using a food processor, purée the contents of each bowl separately.
  5. Sieve the strawberry blend to remove the seeds.
  6. Put a spoonful of each purée into a popsicle mold, alternating the flavors for a colourful rainbow of fruity goodness.
  7. Freeze until solid.

2. Cucumber mint lemonade popsicles

A zingy ice pop that will have you dreaming of mojitos at sunset.

What you'll need:

  • 1/2 large cucumber
  • Handful of mint leaves
  • 1-2 cans of Lemonade depending on the size of your molds.

What next?

  1. Slice up the cucumber into thin slices and divide the pieces amongst your popsicle molds.
  2. Add three to four mint leaves per popsicle mold.
  3. Pour lemonade halfway up the mold.
  4. Place the half-filled popsicle molds in the freezer for a couple of hours until they have set.
  5. Once frozen, add any leftover cucumber slices and a few more mint leaves into the mold. Also add in the remaining lemonade.
  6. Insert your sticks halfway into the part-frozen popsicle and freeze once more until solid.

3. Tropical mango popsicles

This super easy, three ingredient popsicle will have your mouth watering in seconds.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups of ripe mango
  • 1/3 cup of coconut milk
  • A squeeze of fresh lime juice

What next?

  1. Cube the mango.
  2. Place the mango, coconut milk (full fat or less, your choice) and a quick squeeze of lime juice into a blender and purée until smooth.
  3. Try not to overdo the lime!
  4. Pour your tropical mixture into popsicle molds. Try to resist eating it straight away.
  5. Freeze until solid.

4. Dragonfruit, passionfruit and coconut milk popsicles

Inspired by Young and Draw

Make the most of the exotic fruit around you – especially dragonfruit – for this exciting looking recipe.

What you'll need:

  • 1 dragonfruit
  • 1 mango
  • 1/4 cup passionfruit juice
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk

What next?

  1. Cube your dragonfruit and mango and place in separate bowls. 
  2. Blend the dragonfruit and coconut milk together with a blender. Place this mixture into the popsicle mold for at least two hours.
  3. When ready, blend together the cubed mango and passionfruit juice.
  4. Pour this second mixture on top of the frozen dragonfruit and coconut mix.
  5. Place the sticks into the unfrozen mixture and place in the freezer again until solid.

5. Peach iced green tea popsicles

Inspired by Paper N Stitch Blog

Getting tired of drinking your green tea? Try freezing and eating it instead.

What you'll need:

  • 1 medium to large peach
  • Green tea
  • A spoonful of honey

What next?

  1. Wash, stone and slice one peach. Add one to three slices of peach to your popsicle molds.
  2. Make a batch of green tea (of your preference) and mix with the honey. Leave to cool.
  3. Pour the green tea and honey mixture over the peach slices in the popsicle molds.
  4. Place the popsicle molds into the freezer until solid.

6. Berry yogurt popsicles

Change up your breakfast routine with a frozen combination of fruit and yogurt.

What you'll need:

  • 2 cups of blueberries / strawberries / blackberries (or any other berry you prefer)
  • 2 tbs of honey
  • 2 cups of your preferred yogurt (greek, vanilla...)

What next?

  1. Blend the blueberried in a food processor.
  2. Stir in the honey.
  3. Pour your preferred yogurt into the popsicle molds.
  4. Gently pour the berry and honey purée on top.
  5. Using a stick, swirl the blueberry purée mixture into the yogurt for a cool marble effect!
  6. Place the lids on the popsicle mold (or sticks) and freeze until solid.

7. Orange Kumquat Popsicles

This can be done with citrus fruits or you can swap out the orange for strawberries instead! See how it's done by Recipe Nomad.

What you'll need:

  • 7-10 kumquats
  • 1 lime
  • 1/4 sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 orange

What next?

  1. Halve your kumquats and quarter your lime.
  2. Keeping the orange aside, purée all the ingredients in a blender for two minutes.
  3. Strain the pulp from the liquid with the help of a sieve.
  4. Slice up your orange and place one to two slices in the popsicle mold.
  5. Pour the kumquat, lime, sugar and water combination on top of the orange slices.
  6. Place in the freezer until solid.