Are you looking for a simple summertime frozen treat? These homemade simple strawberry pineapple ice pops could hit the spot on a warm day.
The natural flavors like strawberry and pineapple, they’re the perfect snack for a hot summer day and couldn’t be easier to make.
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Popsicles are what summer memories are made of – the perfect sweet fruity treat to cool you off on hot sunny days.
The typical grocery store ice pops include high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, artificial flavors, food dyes or artificial coloring.
It’s easy to keep your ice pops healthy by making them yourself. You get to control what goes into them. Real whole foods are the simple ingredients in this recipe.
Strawberries – 8 ounces of fresh strawberries
Pineapple – 8 ounces of fresh chunked pineapple
Pineapple Juice – Pineapple juice adds brightness and sweetness
Simple syrup (sugar and water) – If your fruit is sweet, you can skip this step, but I think it really pulls the layers together.
How to make the ice pops
These homemade ice pops are good because they’re made from fresh ripe fruit. These strawberry pineapple ice pops are made with real strawberries and pineapple. And with the sweetness of perfectly ripe fruit, you don’t need to add much fruit juice to it.
Getting real fruit popsicles ready to freeze takes just a few minutes after using a high-power blender to puree everything.
Start with blending strawberries. You can add a little fruit juice or water to the blender. Add some simple syrup for sweetness.
Pour the strawberry puree into a measuring cup or something with a spout.
Repeat the process for pureeing the pineapple.
Layer the strawberry and pineapple puree.
Use a knife or popsicle stick if you want a swirl.
Insert the popsicle stick and free until solid (at least 4-6 hours but I usually just freeze overnight).
Using a silicone popsicle mold makes it easy to push the pops out of the molds once they’re frozen. Just run the mold under warm water briefly to loosen them.
There are so many variations you can make with this popsicle recipe by changing the type of fruit.
It’s a great way to use seasonal produce. And you can always add a little orange juice, white grape or apple juice depending on the flavor combination.
Here are a few ideas to try fresh fruit popsicles:
Strawberry peach – swap the pineapple puree for peach puree
Pineapple – you can make an all-pineapple version
Rocket pops – A red, white and blue version. You’ll need three fruit purees. Layer strawberries, pina colada and puree for the classic stripes
Fresh vs frozen fruit
You can make these with fresh or frozen fruit (or a combination). Your proportions will be the same. However, if you’re using frozen fruit, you’ll want to let it thaw slightly so it blends easier. Otherwise, you’ll need slightly more liquid to blend frozen fruit than fresh.
Is this only for summertime?
You can make ice pops year-round. The fruit you use will probably change according to what’s in season.
You can make these while you meal prep or when you have a little extra time in the kitchen.
- 8 oz fresh strawberries
- 8 oz fresh pineapple
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- Wash and core strawberries.
- Core and chunk pineapple or buy fresh cut pineapple.
- Heat water and sugar until sugar has completed dissolved. Cool to room temperature
- Puree strawberries, 1/4 cup pineapple juice and 2 tablespoons of simple syrup in blender.
- Place the strawberry puree into a measuring cup with a spout and rinse out the blender.
- Puree pineapple, 1/4 cup pineapple juice and two tablespoons of simple syrup in blender.
- Place pineapple puree into a measuring cup with a spout.
- Layer strawberry and pineapple mixtures into popsicle molds. If desired, swirl more with a drink of popsicle stick.
- Insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for six hours or overnight. If needed, run the popsicle mold under warm water to remove the popsicle from the mold.
If you don't have popsicle molds you can use paper cups. If you use paper cups, freeze the popsicles for about 30 minutes and then add the popsicle sticks. The sticks will shift less this way.
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Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 74Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 2mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 1g
What’s your favorite summertime treat to cool off?