Ice pops are often loaded with added sugar and artificial colors and flavors. Cut out some of the bad and squeeze in a bit of nutrition by making your own. Using fruit and 100% juice is an easy way to make a healthier dessert, just be sure to avoid juice that lists added sugar on the nutrition label. Choosing better-for-you ingredients will give you peace of mind while you and your kids enjoy these refreshing sweets.
Making these pops is simple. Pick a favorite fruit and juice combo. Slice or chop fruit and arrange it in each of the ice pop molds (we used Zoku Classic Pop Molds). Pour the juice to the top of each mold’s fill line, then insert ice pop sticks and freeze until solid, about eight hours.
Kiwi Strawberry Coolers
Enjoy a classic summer combo with kiwi and in-season berries.
- 1 package of strawberries
- 4 kiwifruit, sliced
- 18 ounces of Minute Maid Zero Sugar Lemonade
Tropical Mango Pineapple
Take your taste buds on a virtual beach vacation.
- 2 mangoes, sliced
- 1 pineapple, chopped
- 18 ounces of Dole Pineapple Juice
Amped-Up Ice Cubes
Just a few supplies and a touch of water can turn average ice cubes into dazzling additions to pitchers and punch bowls. Pick one combo from below, place the ingredients into a square ice cube tray, add water, and freeze for eight hours.
- 1 package of Gourmet Sweet Botanicals edible flowers (mini orchids, begonias, and violas work best!)
- 1 small watermelon, balled
- 4 limes, sliced
- 3 lemons, sliced