Homemade Popsicles

Friday, February 4, 2011


Summertime means one thing – fresh fruit – and lots of it. Once you’ve made jams and jellies, chutneys and compotes why not try a few frozen treats. Ice pops made with real fresh fruit beats anything you’ll find in a store or on an ice-cream truck— and they only take a few minutes to make. Here’s how:

Place 2 cups of chopped fruit or hulled berries into a blender with ½ cup of sugar and puree until smooth. Pour into a fine-mesh sieve, pressing fruit with a spoon or spatula to strain out any skin or seeds, and into a glass measuring cup. If you like your pops with pulp you can skip the straining part.

Pour mixture into Popsicle molds, insert sticks and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours. Store up to one week – if they can last that long.

Creative Commons License photo credit: najjie

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