A frozen popsicle is always welcome when the temperatures are rising and we are looking for something to quench our thirst.
Using only fresh fruit and water makes these frozen popsicles a quick and easy treat that are ‘kinda’ healthy. Shhhh, I really like to keep this bit of info quiet.
Make frozen treats very early in the day or even days in advance. You will then have delicious and healthier frozen treats for the kids on the weekends. Fresh seasonal fruits makes this a healthy and sugar free snack for most everyone.
I didn’t take photos of my prep for this recipe. It was so fast and easy to make it would have taken me longer to stop and take photos than it did to put this together. It’s a simple prep of cut fruit, puree in blender and pour into mold.
Pineapple Popsicles homemade are a healthy and delicious frozen treat for everyone. Make these early in the morning, or after dinner so the popsicles have a chance to freeze. Depending on the weather it can take 4 to 8 hours to freeze.
- 2 cups of cut up fresh pineapple
- 1-2 strawberries sliced thin
- 1-2 cups filtered water (optional or add as needed)
Add sugar as needed (the pineapple I had was very sweet so I didn't add sugar)
- Slice the strawberries fairly thin, set aside until the the pineapple is added to the molds.
- Add the cut up pineapple into a high speed blender or add regular blender and puree the fruit.
- If the fruit has not pureed to a smooth consistency add ¼ cup of water and continue to puree for a few more seconds.
- Add additional water a little at a time to desired consistency and pour into the molds.
- Place a slice of strawberry into each mold.
- Freeze for several hours until firm.
Tasting the puréed pineapple and it’s thickness will be the deciding factor on how much water your choose to add to the mixture. I chose to add only 1/2 cup of water for just the right consistency and flavor. This part is merely a personal preference. You can leave the puréed fruit as thick or thin as you choose.
If the pineapple you use is ripe it will more than likely be sweet. Based on your personal preference and taste for sweetness you can add sugar. I have been reducing the amount of sugar I use in my recipes so my family prefers less sweetness.
I luv making frozen fruit treats. It was even more fun when my grandson saw how easy it is to make popsicles. He started making his own this summer. This is a great way to engage the kids in the kitchen. Especially when it’s a frozen treat that will enjoy.
I will share my grandson’s fudge popsicle recipe in my next frozen treat post. He’s a mad scientist in the kitchen and we have lots of fun together.