Fruit Popsicles

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  • What’s the best way to enjoy the glorious summer fruits? Turn them into some refreshing summer fruit popsicles of course!  Here are my homemade fruit popsicles with fresh chunks of pineapple, nectarines, kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries.

    Fruit Popsicles on ice cubes.

    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 on ice cubes.

    Summer Best Dessert – Homemade Fruits Popsicles

    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 really fun and easy to make.

    To make the popsicles, it is as simple as cutting up fresh fruits and arranging 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 for my homemade popsicles as I’ve heard great reviews. These ice pop molds are great because each mold can be easily detached once frozen. Alternatively, you can use small Dixie cups as your mold and they work perfectly.

    Naturally sweet yet low in calorie, these sunny-looking fruit popsicles are the best dessert you can serve up for any summer BBQs or backyard parties.

    Fruit Popsicles on a plate.

    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 | Easy Japanese Recipes at JustOneCookbook.com
    Fruit Popsicles
    Prep Time
    20 mins
    Cook Time
    3 hrs
    Total Time
    3 hrs 20 mins
     
    Course: Dessert
    Servings: 10 Popsicle
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • Pineapple
    • Nectarines
    • Kiwis
    • Strawberries
    • Blueberries
    For liquids:
    • Freshly squeezed orange juice
    • Juice from pineapples
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

      Fruit Popsicles Ingredients
    2. 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 1/2 inch at the top.
      Fruit Popsicles 1
    3. 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.
      Fruit Popsicles 2
    4. To remove the Popsicles from the molds/cups, run under hot water until they are easily released.
    Recipe Notes

    Adjust the amount of fruits according to your liking. You can also add watermelon, mango, raspberries, peaches, etc.

     

    Equipment you will need:

    • Popsicle molds

    I use these Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds and paper cups.

     

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