Need something cool and refreshing? This popsicle recipe focuses on fruit purees so it’s healthy and delicious. It’s also easy — make them at home and put them in your freezer. Although several kinds of molds are available, these pops can also be made in muffin tins or 3-ounce paper cups. Remove the paper cups (you can peel them off) or molds just before serving.
1 cup pureed mango (about 2 medium)
1 cup pureed papaya (about 1 medium)
1 cup pureed pineapple (about 1 small)
3 tablespoons superfine sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
12 wooden popsicle sticks
- Put the fruit purees in separate bowls. To each bowl, add ¾ cup water, 1 tablespoon sugar and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Mix well. Divide each puree among 4 molds , muffin cups or paper cups. (Steady the paper cups by setting them in a small, square pan).
- If using molds, set the lids in place and insert the sticks in the slots. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours. If using muffin tin or paper cups, partially freeze for about 1 hour before setting the sticks in the center of each cup. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours; unmold and let soften at room temperature for 3 to 4 minutes before enjoying.
Nutritional information (Per serving)
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 145 mg
Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books)