I made a summer bucket list filled with things I wanted to do this summer. Things I wanted to make and things I wanted to experience with the kids. To me, popsicles scream summer but I’m also not a huge fan of a lot of things on the market. I don’t like the large amounts of sugar and the preservatives that usually come with them.
Ryan and I are both label readers and the more you read labels the more aware you end up being about what is going into your body. Upon finding limited options based on what we were reading we came across a couple brands we liked and would buy the kids. Still though, it’s so easy to make your own so that was one of the things on my bucket list for the summer. Make Homemade Popsicles.
I gathered up a variety of summer flavors that I know my family enjoys eating and rounded up 1 16 oz container of strawberries , a 6oz of container of raspberries , 1/3 watermelon or about 2.5 cups and blended them together in our blender. I wanted a decent consistency. Then added a squeeze of lime and added a tad bit of sweetness – you could use 2 Tbsp sugar or honey.
This amount of fruit made more than I thought it would and we ended up with 24 small popsicles. Since our popsicle mold came with 8 popsicles this meant getting creative. I would freeze one round, stick the rest of the blended fruit in the fridge. Once they were ready I would pop out the first round, wrap in saran wrap so they wouldn’t stick together and then pour new molds. Since we only had 8 plastic mold handles I just used popsicle sticks for the other three rounds.
We’ve been eating and enjoying these all summer! I don’t mind giving them to our little ones either because they are 100% fruit and nothing is added. I love that and I can feel good about it too. It’s also an awesome way to get my three year old to eat fruit on days where she’s not wanting to eat a lot of it.
- 1 16 oz container of strawberries
- 6 of container of raspberries
- 1/3 watermelon or about 2.5 cups
- 1 fresh squeezed lime (optional)
- 2 Tbsp sugar or honey (if needed for sweetness)
- Cut up all of your fruit
- Place in blender until you find a consistency you desire
- Pour into molds and freeze.
- If you make more popsicles than you have molds, simply freeze one round and then the next. Popsicle sticks are a great alternative if you need extra mold handles - imagine that.