In our home, we try to avoid as much added sugar as we can. Awhile ago, we took sugar out of our diets and ever since then, anything with too much processed sugar tastes a little too sweet. Because of this, I’ve grown into a habit of making our own desserts or drinks and substituting pure cane sugar with either natural fruits, coconut sugar, or agave.
For this post, I’ll show you how we make our own homemade popsicles with a few simple ingredients.
Ingredients and Materials:
- Popsicle molds
- Fruits of your choice. I decided to try blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and bananas for this round.
- Juices of your choice. I used homemade watermelon juice (recipe here), elderflower & rose lemonade, and mango juice.
- Place fruit into popsicle molds. Be creative – you can choose to put all your fruits together, or even pair up fruits. For mine, each popsicle mold was a little different. I paired up strawberry and bananas in a couple of the molds, then mixed fruits in the other two.
- Pour juice in the popsicle mold to fill up empty spaces in between fruits. I went with a variety. For two of the molds, I used the elderflower & rose lemonade drink; For one strawberry-banana mold, I poured mango juice; and for the last mold, I used our homemade watermelon juice.
- Freeze for at least six hours.
Favorite: I liked the popsicles with a fruit juice base rather than the elderflower & rose sparkling drink. They also came out prettier. I noticed that adding banana was a real winner since frozen banana in a popsicle almost tastes like cream and even the texture is similar to the cream texture you’ll find in orange creamsicles. Give these a try and let us know if you have a favorite!