What do you do when you can no longer find great popsicles, that your kids just absolutely love, with no artificial colors or high fructose corn syrup? You make them yourself.Yep, we're really trying to steer clear of those nasty colors, not always, but more so with foods and snacks our kids eat all the time, like popsicles. Here is a recipe that involves real fruit, Greek Yogurt, and just a wee bit of sugar. You'll find a printable recipe below. Enjoy!
The first step is to add all of your ingredients to a blender; in this case, I used our Ninja. I added a banana, peaches, a fruit cup of mandarin oranges, about 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt, and 1-2 tsp of sugar. I kept the peeling on the peaches, so we locked all those awesome nutrients into these ice pops. Blend everything together, making it into a nice liquidy mixture. Then pour into popsicle molds. I highly recommend this popsicle mold, sold on Amazon; I just recently bought this myself and love it because I can make 10 pops at a time. Set your popsicles in the freezer, and leave for however long they need, usually a few hours. Then remove pops from the freezer, and enjoy. These have been delicious, and my kids are still enjoying them. More recipes and experiments with homemade popsicles to come!
More homemade ice cream recipes and frozen treats you may enjoy:
- Banana Ice Cream (our favorite!!!)
- Strawberry Ice Cream
- Red, White, and Blue Freezer Pops
- Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Mandarin Peach Frozen Fruit Pops
- 8 peaches pitted
- 1 banana peeled
- 8.25 ounces mandarin oranges drained
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- Add all ingredients to blender; in this case, I used our Ninja. Keep peeling on peaches, but cut in half and remove the pit, or seed. Blend everything together, making it into a nice liquidy mixture. Pour into popsicle molds.
- Set popsicles in freezer, and leave for however long they need, usually a few hours. Then remove pops from freezer, and enjoy!