Recipe: DIY Fruit Popsicles

Go tropical with papaya, mango and pineapple
homemade mango pineapple popsickles

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.

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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


  1. 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).
  2. 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)

Calories: 50
Total Fat: 0 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 14 g
Dietary Fiber: 1 g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0 mg
Potassium: 145 mg

Source: Cleveland Clinic Healthy Heart Lifestyle Guide and Cookbook (© 2007 Broadway Books)

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