Summer is coming, which means I’ve got my freezer stocked up on popsicles 24/7. I’ve been wanting to make my own popsicles for ages now, and last week, on one of the handful of hot days we’ve had so far, I figured I’d give it a try.
I had some strawberries left that really needed to be used, and some mango and orange juice that was on sale at the supermarket. Add some bananas to that, and you’ve got yourself a lovely smoothie. However, freeze it for a couple of hours in some cute popsicle molds, and you end up with some delicious popsicles. So simple, and they’re healthy too, since it’s basically just frozen fruit!
This experiment was a success, and I’m definitely going to play with some more flavours throughout the summer. For now, I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I did.
You’ll need… (for 6 popsicles)
- 200 g strawberries
- 1 banana
- 150 ml mango-orange juice (or any other juice you want)
- a blender
- popsicle molds with sticks (for 6 popsicles)
Then, blend it all together until it’s smooth, or as smooth as you’d like it to be. At this point you could pour the mixture into a sieve to get out the seeds and stuff, but I didn’t do that.
Next up, divide the mixture over your popsicle molds and put in the sticks. If you’ve got a mold that doesn’t let you secure the stick in the middle, add the sticks after the popsicles have been in the freezer for a little while, so they stay in place.
Now, put the mold into the freezer and let it all freeze for about five hours. And that’s it! You’ve got your own healthy fruity popiscles! Enjoy!