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Homemade Real Fruit Popsicles

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These homemade real fruit popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and the perfect cool summer treat. Made with fresh fruit, juice, and can easily be customized.

Homemade fruit popsicles are perfect for summer!

Sit back, kick your feet up and enjoy a refreshing whole fruit popsicle! They are the perfect dessert or snack idea.

For more tasty summertime desserts, be sure to try my creamy pineapple orange popsicles, marshmallow ice cream, Ferrero Rocher ice cream, and no churn triple berry ice cream.

Why You’ll Love Real Fruit Popsicles

  • Works with any fruit you like
  • Kids will devour them
  • Adults will devour them
  • Easy to prep
  • Only 2 ingredients

How To Make Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Step 1: Prepare the fruit

Chop up the fruit into bite-sized pieces. Add the fruit to the popsicle mold.

Step 2: Add juice

Pour in the fruit juice. Don’t pour it to the top. Be sure to leave some space because the juice will expand as it freezes.

Real fruit popsicles are as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Expert Tips

  • Read manufacturer’s notes on the popsicle mold. Follow those directions for removing the fruit popsicles.
  • You can use frozen fruit. Feel free to swap fresh fruit with frozen. It works just as well and tastes great.
  • Make boozy popsicles. Swap 1/2 cup of the fruit juice for vodka or your favorite rum. You can’t add a lot of alcohol or they won’t freeze properly.
  • Go for creamy. You can swap 1 cup of the fruit juice for half and half, yogurt, heavy cream, or condensed milk. The homemade fruit popsicles will be super creamy.

FAQs

What kind of fruit should I use?

Really, any fruit you like will work. I recommend strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, pineapple, peaches, kiwi, mango, and melons. But play around with them to see what you like the best.

Do I have to use clear juice?

No, it’s not required to use clear juice, but it does allow the fruit to show and looks gorgeous. Make these popsicles fruit pops with any juice you like.

How long do homemade popsicles last?

They will last up to 3 months in the freezer. I recommend removing them from the mold within a couple of days of making them, then store in freezer bags or another airtight container.

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Homemade Real Fruit Popsicles

These homemade real fruit popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and the perfect cool summer treat. Made with fresh fruit, juice, and can easily be customized.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: popsicle recipe, real fruit popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 73kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fruit chopped, any variety
  • 3 cups white grape juice or your favorite clear juice

Instructions

  • Divide chopped fruit and place in the popsicle mold.
  • Pour white grape juice into the popsicle mold.
  • Freeze for 5 a minimum of 5 hours.
  • Remove the popsicles from the mold and enjoy!

Notes

To cut back on sugar, use sugar free juice. 
Any clear juice works including apple or white grapefruit. 
Use any fruit or melons you want, just don’t use more than 2 cups worth. 
Leave room at the top of the popsicle mold for expansion. 

Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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