Summer temperatures are at their peak all over the Northwest. Now’s the perfect time to make some popsicles for the whole family. Greta has a fun and mostly healthy alternative to store-bought popsicles. All you need are a handful of ingredients and space in the freezer.
Making the Popsicle Puree
Start by gathering all of your ingredients, including:
- All-natural juices (Greta used peach, pineapple, apple, and orange)
- Fruit (strawberries, peaches, blueberries, raspberries, more)
- Lemon juice
- Agave (instead of added sugar)
- Popsicle sticks
- Small bread pan or reusable popsicle molds
Cut up and add your chosen fruit to a blender. Greta used 2 cups of peaches and 2 cups of blueberries.
Now, add half a cup of your chosen juice. Greta added orange juice with the peaches and blueberries for a wonderful taste explosion.
For an extra zing, add a tablespoon or lemon juice.
Add 2 tablespoons of agave (to taste)
Blend your berry and juice concoction and set aside as you prepare your popsicle placeholders.
Coastal tip: Want to make it creamier? Add a quarter cup of coconut milk, heavy cream, or oat milk.
Bread Pan Popsicles
These are some of the easiest-to-make popsicles on the planet.
Pour your popsicle mixture into a small bread pan. Only fill it three-quarters of the way full.
Add 2 sheets of tin foil to the top and cut 5 or 6 slits into the middle, from one end to the other.
Slide your popsicle sticks into the holes you just made. Make sure the sticks are standing up straight.
Carefully place in the freezer for up to five hours (until frozen)
Pull the whole frozen wonder out of the bread pan and cut along the popsicle sticks.
You can find simple, reusable popsicle cups and handles almost anywhere. They make a great, uniform popsicle.
Pour the popsicle mixture into the molds. Don’t fill them all the way to the top.
Add the handles.
Place in the freezer for up to five hours (until frozen).
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