Real Fruit Popsicles

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Three yummy recipes for homemade real fruit popsicles. Your family will love these Kiwi, Mango and Blueberry popsicle recipes, they are the perfect cool down treats on a summery day.

A hand holding a kiwifruit popsicle above a plate which has one each of a mango and blueberry popsicle resting on it. The bench surrounding the plate has got sliced mango, kiwifruit, blueberries and bananas scattered around it.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Popsicles that are packed with fresh fruit
  • Five ingredients or less with no food dyes needed
  • High in fibre


Ingredients you will need

MANGO POPSICLES

  • frozen or fresh mango
  • honey
  • lime juice
  • cornfour
  • coconut water
All the ingredients to make the mango popsicle laid out on the bench,

KIWI FRUIT POPSICLES

  • kiwi fruit
  • banana
  • cornflour
  • apple juice
  • spinach leaves
All the ingredients to make a kiwifruit popsicle laid out on the bench.

BLUEBERRY POPSICLES

  • blueberries
  • lemon juice
  • maple syrup
  • cornflour
  • apple juice
All the ingredients to make blueberry popsicles laid out on the bench

Ingredient Notes and Substitutes

In each of the recipes I have included cornflour ( also known as corn starch) This is optional. Adding a slurry of cornflour and water to homemade popsicles stops large ice crystals forming giving the popsicle a creaminess and lovely texture.

If you are making these popsicles for young children, especially those under one you may not need to add the sweeteners I used. If the popsicles are for babies under one please do not use honey as a sweetener.

MANGO POPSICLES

  • Frozen mango: This recipe works really well with tinned peaches
  • Lime juice: A little citrus juice, can be lemon juice will really highlight the mango flavor
  • Coconut water: Not all mango flesh is created equal, taste the mango you are using if it is not perfectly ripe and sweet then I would suggest using apple juice or orange juice as the liquid in this recipe or adding a touch more honey.

KIWI FRUIT POPSICLES

  • Kiwi fruit: Gold or green kiwi are delicious in this recipe. This recipe also works well with pineapple.
  • Banana: I like to use frozen banana when I make smoothies and ice pops, but as long as the banana (think lots of brown spots on the skin) is very ripe then you can also use fresh.

BLUEBERRY POPSICLES

  • Blueberries: This recipe will work with other frozen berries: Raspberry, Strawberry, Boysenberry or Blackberry

How to make homemade fruit popsicles

Below are illustrated step-by-step instructions to make my real fruit popsicles recipe, if you prefer just the written instructions then head straight to the printable recipe card below.

Step one: Combine the cornflour and water to create a slurry (if using this is optional).

Step two: Place all ingredients (including the corn starch slurry) in a blender or food processor, blend until smooth.

Step three: Pour the frozen fruit mixture into popsicle molds add a popsicle stick and freeze until solid. add a popsicle stick

Tin popsicle moulds resting on the bench with ice block sticks in each one

Enjoy!


A kiwifruit popsicle held by a hand above a plate of popsicles next to a halved kiwifruit and a scattering of spinach leaves.

Top Tips

Here is how you can make these real fruit popsicles perfectly every time!

  • Taste your fruit popsicle mixture after you have blended it, but before you have frozen it. Check for sweetness. Cool temperatures reduce the sweetness you will taste in food. So make sure the mix id delicious before your freeze it.
  • If you would like an ice block with a creamy texture you can add greek yogurt or your favourite flavored yogurt to the blueberry or mango recipes.
  • Try the cornflour hack to give an ice cream like texture!
  • These recipes can be made with any popsicle molds. If you do not have molds you can freeze popsicles in paper cups.
  • To release the popsicles from their molds I plunge them into jug of warm water for a few seconds, then they slide right out.
A hand holding a mango popsicle above a plate full of popsicles which is resting on the bench next to a halved mango

FAQs

How long to store homemade popsicles

Store homemade fruit popsicles in the freezer for up to one month.

A hand holding a blueberry popsicle next to a plate full of popsicles resting on ice which is next to a small bowl of blueberries.

A hand holding a kiwifruit popsicle above a plate which has one each of a mango and blueberry popsicle resting on it. The bench surrounding the plate has got sliced mango, kiwifruit, blueberries and bananas scattered around it.
A green kiwi popsicle being held above a plate of brightly coloured fresh fruit and popsicles.

Real Fruit Popsicles

These homemade real fruit popsicles are the perfect cool down treat on a summery day.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: New Zealand
Keyword: Real Fruit Popsicles, Homemade Fruit Popsicles
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 52kcal

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Ingredients

Mango Popsicles

  • 2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornfour optional corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water optional
  • 1 cup coconut water

Kiwi Fruit Popsicles

  • 3 kiwi fruit
  • ½ banana frozen
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour optional corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water optional
  • 2 apple juice
  • small handful spinach leaves (optiona)

Blueberry Popsicles

  • 3 cups blueberries frozen is fine
  • 1-2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour optional corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water optional
  • 1 cup apple juice

Instructions

  • Combine the cornflour and water to create a slurry (if using this is optional).
  • Place all ingredients (including the corn starch slurry) in a blender or food processor.
  • Pour the frozen fruit mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze until solid.
  • Enjoy

Notes

  • Taste your fruit popsicle mixture after you have blended it, but before you have frozen it. Check for sweetness. Cool temperatures reduce the sweetness you will taste in food. So make sure the mix is delicious before your freeze it. 
  • If you are making these popsicles for young children, especially those under one you may not need to add the sweeteners I used. If the popsicles are for babies under one please do not use honey as a sweetener.
  • If you would like an ice block with a creamy texture you can add greek yogurt or your favourite flavored yogurt to the blueberry or mango recipes.
  • Try the cornflour hack to give an ice cream like texture!
  • These recipes can be made with any popsicle molds. If you do not have molds you can freeze popsicles in paper cups.
  • To release the popsicles from their molds I plunge them into jug of warm water for a few seconds, then they slide right out. 
MANGO POPSICLES
  • Frozen mango: This recipe works really well with tinned peaches 
  • Lime juice: A little citrus juice, can be lemon juice will really highlight the mango flavor 
  • Coconut water: Not all mango flesh is created equal, taste the mango you are using if it is not perfectly ripe and sweet then I would suggest using apple juice or orange juice as the liquid in this recipe or adding a touch more honey. 
KIWI FRUIT POPSICLES
  • Kiwi fruit: Gold or green kiwi are delicious in this recipe. This recipe also works well with pineapple. 
  • Banana: I like to use frozen banana when I make smoothies and ice pops, but as long as the banana (think lots of brown spots on the skin) is very ripe then you can also use fresh. 
BLUEBERRY POPSICLES
  • Blueberries: This recipe will work with other frozen berries: Raspberry, Strawberry, Boysenberry or Blackberry 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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3 Comments

  1. What a great idea.... so cute! I may even go all out for Valentines and drizzle them with a tiny bit of melted dark chocolate!!