4 Healthy recipes for fruit based popsicles icecream

Fruit popsicle recipes – 4 healthy popsicle recipes without sugar

Using a blender to make ice cream – How to make popsicles with a blender

Lately the US has been experiencing very hot days. When the mercury rises above 90F the last thing we probably want to do in the heat is drink warm wine. That is why we always insist (applicable also to winter) on championing a range of ‘ideal’ serving temperatures for our entire line of sherry wines (rarely exceeding 60F), take a look here. To help you keep cool during these final days of scorching summer heat, we are sharing these healthy homemade fruit popsicle recipes by Jessica Gavin. Enjoy them with a glass of your favorite sweet Moscatel or Pedro Ximénez sherries, chilled, of course.

Creating fruit popsicle recipes – What fruits combine best for a healthy fruit popsicle?

Almost anything can be frozen, so don’t limit yourself when deciding what flavor you want in your ice cream. The local markets are filled with a broad selection of delicious fruits for some healthy fruit popsicles for the summer, pick a variety of them and play around, combining fruit to make different frozen popsicles. Replacing the fruits in the recipe shouldn’t be that hard, as most popsicles follow similar prep method and techniques. Please note some of these may not be dairy-free suggestions.

 4 healthy popsicle recipes ideas without sugar

1. Healthy ice cream recipe: Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles

Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles recipe and ingredients. Popsicle made with strawberry yogurt
  • 3 cups strawberries, pureed to 1 ½ cup
  • 3 cups peaches, peeled and sliced, pureed to 1 ½ cup
  • 2 tablespoons honey, divided
  • ⅔ cup vanilla Greek yogurt

How to make homemade peach Strawberry yogurt popsicles

  1. In a blender, puree strawberries with four teaspoons honey then set aside. Clean blender, puree sliced peaches with two teaspoons of honey, set aside.
  2. Layer the popsicles as follows; 2 teaspoons strawberry puree, 1 teaspoon yogurt, 2 teaspoons peach puree and repeat. Make a fruit puree your last layer.
  3. Tap the mold on the counter to make sure all of the layers settle. Use a small spoon to drag vertically from the bottom to the top of the mold a few times to create a swirled pattern.
  4. Gently tap the molds on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

2. Healthy ice cream  recipe: Orange Mango Coconut Popsicles

Mango fruit popsicle idea. How to make a delicious fruity mango popsicle using a blender or pressure cooker
  • 4 cups mango, divided
  • 2 cup coconut milk, whisked and divided
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons honey

How to make homemade orange mango coconut  Popsicles 

  1. Puree 3 cups mango slices, 1 ½ cup coconut milk, orange juice, and honey.
  2. Cut the remaining 1 cup mango slices into ¼-inch cubes. Evenly divide them among the popsicle molds.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of mango coconut mixture, gently tapping mold on the counter to make sure liquid fills in the diced mango spaces.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of coconut milk, or until the mold is filled. Insert the popsicle sticks and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

3. Healthy ice cream  recipe: Blackberry Lemon Popsicles

Blackberry fruit popsicle recipe. Healthy fruit popsicle ideas and ingredients. Learn to make delicious fruit popsicles using a blender or pressure cooker
  • ⅔ cup lemon juice, plus zest from lemons
  • 2 ½ cups vanilla greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ cups blackberries
  • 2 ½ cup mixed berry Greek yogurt

How to make homemade blackberry Lemon Popsicles 

  1. In a medium-sized bowl whisk together lemon juice, zest, and vanilla yogurt, set aside.
  2. Puree blackberries and mixed berry yogurt, set aside.
  3. Layer the popsicles as follows; 1 tablespoon lemon, 1 tablespoon blackberry, repeat. Swirl layers if desired.
  4. Gently tap the molds on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

4. Healthy Ice Cream recipe: Minty Watermelon Popsicles

Watermelon and mint recipe popsicle. Healthy fruit watermelon ingredient list for the perfect ice cream
  • 3 cups watermelon slices, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ cups coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to make homemade minty Watermelon Popsicles 

  1. In a blender, puree 2 ½ cups diced watermelon pieces, mint leaves, coconut water, lime juice, and honey. Cut the remaining ½ cup watermelon slices into ¼-inch cubes.
  2. Evenly divide the diced watermelon into the molds, tapping them down to the bottom.
  3. Stir the popsicle mixture then evenly divide it among the popsicle molds.
  4. Insert the popsicle sticks, if it does not stay in place use a piece of tape to hold them into place. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

Using different molds to make ice cream – Making ice cream in the freezer or using a pressure cooke

Molds and Equipment. Popsicle making technology has impressively advanced in the last decades. Companies like Zoku have come up with smart gadgets and molds. Wonderful ice-creams can be made with just the help of a regular countertop blender (and obviously a freezer). Yet, the most sophisticated appliances are also designed to create simple, very tasty popsicles; check out this recipe by the prestigious Thermomix cooker company.

FAQs

How long should I freeze popsicles in the freezer?

Depending on the ingredients, at least 4 to 6 hours is needed to turn the parts from liquid to solid. Overnight freezing is the safest bet, and something to look forward to the next day!

How do I make popsicles without using a mold?

Using paper or plastic cups, or ice cube trays. Small (or large, if you want to go for massive pops) disposable biodegradable paper or plastic cups are an easy and inexpensive stand-in for Popsicle molds

How much fruit should I put in a homemade popsicle?

The recipes above will give you a general idea. Another option is to use whole pieces of fresh fruits to make colorful ice pops. Peel and slice the various fruits into 1/4″ slices or into thirds. Try to fill each mold with as much fruit as you can get into it.

How do I remove popsicles from the mold avoiding them from sticking?

Run the molds under warm water for ten to fifteen seconds. Slowly and carefully remove each popsicle. If the popsicles remain in the mold, run them under the warm water for a few more seconds, ensuring not to melt the pops.

Article written by Lucas Paya – Lustau Brand Educator Follow @lucaspaya on instagram or twitter

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