Whether you’re soaking up the last few days of Summer break or want to give your little ones a healthy treat after school or sports practice, these creamy fruit popsicles will do the trick.
For kids all around Central Florida, Summer vacation is winding to an end, as the first day of school is just around the corner. While beach trips may become less frequent, and school supply runs may be at the top of your to-do list, there are still fun activities you and your little ones can enjoy at home to keep their spirits high.
Just grab your favorite frozen fruit, a jug of milk, and some honey, and you can turn a regular day into a special summer memory with your kids. Plus, you’ll feel good about giving them a healthy treat to beat the heat! So give these three-ingredient fruit popsicles a try! Not only are they great for the kids, but pour any leftover mix into an ice cube tray to make a low-cal dessert for mom and dad)!
2 cups frozen fruit (I used 1 cup blueberries and 1 cup mango for two different flavors)
½ - 1 cup whole milk (you can substitute with soy, almond, or coconut milk)
¼-1/2 cup honey or your favorite sweetener
½ Cup reserved whole pieces of frozen fruit for decoration
Silicone Popsicle Molds
Place the frozen fruit and honey in a blender or food processor and add a little bit of milk at a time, blending in intervals until the mixture is thick, blended, and creamy. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking.
With your popsicle mold, gently slide in the whole reserved pieces of frozen fruit either on the side or push to the bottom for a pretty design.
Spoon in the blended fruit mixture into each mold, pushing down to ensure there are no air pockets.
Put the top on the molds, insert the popsicle sticks, and place on a level surface in the freezer for 2-3 hours until set.
Bonus Recipe: Pup Pops
We can’t forget about our furry friends! They feel these 90-degree plus temperatures just like we do. After long walks in the Florida heat with my pup, sometimes water just doesn’t cut it. So I like to keep these healthy frozen treats in my freezer all summer long to help her cool down after our outdoor excursions. Three simple ingredients will have your pup wagging their tail with excitement!
1 Cup No Sugar Added Peanut Butter
¼-1/2 Cup of Milk or Water
Optional: Add beef or chicken liver if you want to make them even more craveable for your pup!
Paw-Shaped Silicone Molds
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor, pour into the paw molds, and freeze 2-3 hours.