Fruit Popsicles

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The weather has been very comfortable here in Japan so far and we have been eating ice cream and soft cream everyday!  The kids are super happy since the bay area is usually too cold to enjoy ice cream.  Speaking of ice cream, I’m excited to share these easy and healthy Fruit Popsicles today!

Fruit Popsicles | Easy Japanese Recipes at

Growing up in hot summer in Japan, some of my best memories is eating popsicles with my family.  I really liked making these fruit popsicles because they take just 20 minutes to prepare and they are super easy.  Simply cut up fresh fruits and put them in the popsicle mold.

The added bonus is these popsicle are made of seasonal fresh fruits, no sugar added.  You can choose from your favorite summer fruits to make your own variation.  I used freshly squeezed orange juice and fresh pineapple juice to fill out the molds.

I bought these Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds as I heard great reviews, and I like them because each mold can be detached once frozen.  However, you can use small Dixie cups instead and they work perfectly.

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Happy 4th of July to my American readers!  I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family and friends.  :)

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Fruit Popsicles
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Serves: 10 Popsicle (6 popsicles and 4 paper cups).
  • Pineapple
  • Nectarines
  • Kiwis
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
For liquids
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice
  • Juice from pineapples
  1. Cut the pineapple and save the juice. Squeeze fresh oranges to make juice (or you can use store bought orange juice). Dice pineapples and nectarines and slice kiwis and strawberries. Place the fruits in molds/cups and add the liquids leaving ½ inch at the top.
  2. Wrap each mold/cup with plastic wrap. Snip the plastic wrap on top of molds with scissors and insert craft sticks into each mold/cup. Place in the freezer for a few hours until firm.
  3. To remove the Popsicles from the molds/cups, run under hot water until they are easily released.
Adjust the amount of fruits according to your liking. You can also add watermelon, mango, raspberries, peaches, etc.

For popsicle molds, I use these Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds and paper cups.

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  1. They look delicious. I tried to make some sherbet popsicles last year but they wouldn’t release from the popsicle molds I had specially acquired for the purpose. I’ll have to try small paper cups and popsicle sticks next time.

  2. Jayne

    I have been wanting a popsicle mould forever! Must must must invest in one soon. Love that your popsicles are naturally coloured with the fruits you used! Looks like a picture!

  3. Lily

    Hi Nami

    Oh this popsicle is so devine! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

    BTW just an update to your green tea creme brulee recipe (now very famously enjoyed by many friends and family of mine!)- I had company over the weekend and the creme brulee is a hit just as usual. My husband ordered them whenever he thinks he could get away with rich food.

    Hope you are having a wonderful summer with your family.


    • Hi Lily! Thank you so much for your feedback on Green Tea Creme Brulee! So happy to hear you liked the recipe! Thank you very much for the kind words. :)

  4. You just solve a HUGE problem of mine! I’ve been wanting to make popsicles but didn’t want to buy the mold due to having to store them. However, I have a large stack of paper cups leftover from a party a while back. They obviously work perfect. I also have a fridge full of fruit right now so thank you so much for this post! You’re a genius!

  5. The Bay Area has been experiencing some serious heatwave lately and tomorrow (7/4) is supposed to be in the 90s. Then Friday, it’ll cool down. Whew! :) These fruit popsicles are beautiful! I think I would booze it up with some vodka to make it adult friendly. :) Hope you’re having a great time in Japan Nami!

  6. このとても奇麗なポプシクルを食べてから気分が爽やかになりますでしょう。


  7. These popsicles look so pretty and colorful! I love that they are made using natural juice and fresh fruit too :) What a great way to cool down on a hot summery day, my son would be so excited to get to snack on one of these after playing outside, lovely job Nami :)

  8. These popsicles are so colorful and perfect! My kid would love them… so would I. I need to try kiwi in my pops…they look so cool. :) Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!!

  9. 可愛い!色が超きれい!フルーツ盛りだくさん!私、Zoku持ってるんだ、これ作っちゃおう!Happy 4th of July! って言うか、そっちもう終わってんじゃん?

  10. I’m glad someone is getting the heat…it’s only 72 right now (and really really soggy) in GA which just feels strange. We had our annual 4th of July neighborhood bike parade this morning, and it felt weird standing outside eating popsicles afterward. Normally it’s super hot and we’re all excited to get to the end for refreshing ice cream…this year not so much. Don’t get me wrong, they were delicious, but not I-no-longer-feel-like-I’m-going-to-melt delicious.

    Hopefully it’ll heat up soon over here. Either way, I may have to try making these. Dixie cups I have, and even my forever on weight watchers mom couldn’t complain about something with so much fruit in it. They look and sound delicious, AND they’re pretty. You’ve got to love pretty food.

  11. Nami, your photos are such an explosion of joy, freshness and so many different hues! I wonder why but I have never tried making popsicles. And I should because I’m always looking for guiltless, lighter sweet treats… I could have these as a super diet dessert after any meal. I also love the trick to use the small cups. So clever! Thank you for the wonderful idea.

  12. Kimmi

    What a perfect and easy summer treat! =) Thanks for sharing the idea and tips. Happy 4th of July~~! hope you’re enjoying a wonderful time with your family.

  13. Vicki Bensinger

    Nami I love these Popsicles. They’re beautiful, healthy and easy to create. I’ve seen these molds, they’re fun. Great summertime recipe.

  14. I love eating all sorts of ice cream. I wanted to buy those exact molds! It`s been saved on my wishlist for awhile. I`m glad they work. These popsicles are gorgeous!

  15. Fruit popsicles – always our favorite! Yours are truly amazing, I love how they have slices of fruits!

    Dear Nami, are you back yet from Japan?

  16. What nice memories you have of popsicles! So glad to hear you’re having a great time in Japan with your family. This recipe looks so easy ~ I must try it, too. Thanks for sharing, Nami! I thought of you tonight when we grilled burgers for the 4th of July – my son grilled Asian-flavored ones and I remembered your delish Hambagu recipe. Enjoy the rest of summer :-)

  17. So pretty! The bright colors speak of the freshness of these fruits and the yellow color of orange and pineapple juice speaks of the bright sunny days. Beautiful indeed.

  18. I love popsicles, specially in Summer, but now is Winter here and days started to be really cold, colder than other years.
    I like how your look, having fresh fruit inside make them more healthy and full color.

  19. They look so pretty and appetizing. Your post reminds me on those wonderful times when my son was little. I made popsickles using mini-yoghurt plastic containers or other plastic molds. Beats me, my son avoided fruits all the time but he digged in whenever fruits came as popsickles: juice and fruit pieces. One way to get kids hooked was to put some gummy bears (jelly babies) into the popsickle too.

  20. You can make just about anything out of small Dixie cups. Popscicles, of course. But also Christmas bells. Telephones. Candles made from melted crayons left in the back of my mom’s station wagon. Oops. I swore that wasn’t me. GREG

  21. Nami, fruit popsicles are just the ultimate summer treat and your version looks stunning and healthy and refreshing! I am sure that your kids (and everyone else who was fortunate enough to get one of them) were absolutely thrilled!

  22. Hi Nami,
    Stumbled upon your site when blog hopping….You have a great space!!!!
    Loved the fruit popsicles and they are healthy too.

    I was planning to buy another set of popsicle molds other than my steel molds so that I can make different shaped popsicles and it seems like the one you used are perfect and bpa free. I should try to buy them.

  23. I love fruit pops and I’ve been making them quite often in the summer for my kids too. :) I love your colorful version as I usually only use one or two kinds of fruit in ours. These would be perfect for summer parties too.

  24. Fawzia

    Oh man, my niece LOVED these! She has a ridiculous sweet tooth, and I’m such a pushover so when she asked for “ice keem” I kind of panicked. She’s one of those super shy toddlers with the tiny voices, and she never asks me for anything so I had to. BUT, her mom (my sister) is all about that organic raw food life… Thank God I found this recipe, or my sister would’ve murdered me! :) Thanks~