Claudia Zapata

is a healthy foodie and fitness enthusiast who loves wine and chocolate and whines about push-ups.

Creamy fresh fruit popsicles

Written By: Claudia Zapata

Let's fiesta

20 mins prep

30 minutes to cook

Serves 8-10

I didn’t grow up with fresh fruit popsicles. We either had those sugar bombs in the plastic wrap my mom kept in the freezer, or if we used our popsicle molds, my siblings and I filled them with (gulp!) Kool-aid. Or Tang! It was the 70s, and processed food wasn’t just a treat; it was a staple.

Fast forward to today, and while it’s still a rite of passage to pass your hot and thirsty kids fruit-flavored popsicles, some things have changed. For the better.

Healthy, homemade real fruit treats are too easy to prep to even consider the packaged stuff. And making them is a great summertime activity to enjoy with your kids.

The healthy choice is truly an easy choice, even for busy parents (i.e., all parents). How easy?
Blend fruit, coconut milk and for an extra touch of sweetness, agave. Pour in popsicle molds (BPA-free, of course) with bite sized fruit pieces. Freeze. Dig in. Slowly. Brain freeze is still a thing!

4 cups chopped fresh fruit, like watermelon, cantaloupe or pineapple
½ cup light or regular coconut milk
1-2 Tablespoons agave (optional)
½ – 1 cup small fruit pieces (kiwi slices, blueberries, raspberries)

Recipe Instructions

Blend first 3 ingredients in a blender on high speed until smooth.

Place small fruit pieces in popsicle molds, then fill with fruit mixture.

Freeze 4-5 hours or overnight until popsicles harden.

Serve With

A summer barbecue - these make the perfect dessert.

Pairs Well With

Claudia’s Tip

Regular coconut milk's higher fat content will make the popsicles more filling.