These popsicles are delicious all year round, but are especially refreshing during the warmer months. Plastic popsicle moulds are stocked by some hardware and variety stores, or alternatively use small disposable cups – place alfoil over the cup holding the mixture, and push a food-grade popsicle stick through the foil and into the mixture, and then freeze. Here are some delicious popsicle mixtures – just place them in the moulds and freeze overnight. To remove from the moulds, just place under some warm running water.
Combine your favourite yoghurt with your favourite (chopped or blended) fruit – strawberries, kiwi fruit, mango, peaches, passionfruit pulp, pineapple etc. Honey can be added if desired,, then spoon into moulds.
Fruit Puree Popsicles
Fruit Puree can be purchased from the canned fruit section of supermarkets. Just pour into moulds and freeze. Chopped fresh fruit can be added before freezing, if desired.
Chopped fruits of choice
Combine ingredients and place in moulds.
Banana & Strawberry Popsicles
1 large banana, peeled, chopped and frozen
250g strawberries, washed and hulled
½ cup pineapple juice
Blend ingredients, then spoon into moulds.
Pineapple & Kiwi Fruit Popsicles
Half a pineapple
3 kiwi fruit
1 tablespoon honey
Peel, core and chop pineapple. Place pineapple, kiwi fruit and honey in a blender or (food processor) and blend, then place in moulds.
Nutella Popsicles (Mrs Eatwave’s favourite!)
3 cups vanilla yoghurt
(or natural yoghurt)
1 cup Nutella
Stir to blend and place in moulds.
Champagne & Strawberry Popsicles (for adults)
¼ cup water
¼ cup sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup champagne
Place water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat until sugar has dissolved (for about 5 minutes). Remove from heat and cool.
Remove hulls from strawberries, chop strawberries roughly, place in food processor and process for about 30 seconds, or until finely chopped. Transfer to a bowl, add champagne and stir to combine. Spoon into moulds.
Frozen Fruit Cubes
Place chopped fruit or grapes in ice-cube trays, and top with water. Freeze, then add to water, sparkling water, lemonade, iced tea etc. Lemon or lime juice mixed with water makes nice ice blocks for adding to drinks.
Just add frozen fruit (eg grapes, strawberries, blueberries etc) to your glass of champagne or wine, to help make it cold and colourful.