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fruity and frosty popsicles

FRUITY AND FROSTY POPSICLES

What a fabulously easy and delicious popsicle recipe this is!  Fruity and Frosty Popsicles use sweet fruit nectars as the fruity and frosty popsicle ingredientsbase for a simple and fast popsicle recipe.

Then adding any type of fruit you like, ups both the nutritional and yum factors!

This particular recipe uses either mango or strawberry-banana nectar.  You can usually find it in the Latin American/Mexican ethnic section of your grocers in pop-top cans. 

The fabulous thing about using fruit nectars is that they contain most of the sweetness necessary for your Fruity and Frosty Popsicles.

I did add some honey to the recipe though, as some fruits aren’t as sweet as we would like, right?

Fruit nectars are also a bit thicker than most fruit juices, so that makes them perfectly suited to use as a popsicle base.

And when you add some mashed banana to the mixture, that extra thickness helps suspend pieces of fruit in the pops without all sinking to the bottom.

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THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOMEMADE POPSICLES

When it comes to making homemade popsicles, there are some guidelines and tips that can make the difference between failure and success. 

And that’s why you might want to read the master article on this subject before diving into making Fruity and Frosty Popsicles.  CLICK HERE:  THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HOMEMADE POPSICLES

popsicle primer pdf coverDifferent ingredients freeze at different temperatures, thus making the process of making homemade popsicles a little tricky.

Plus, you’ve got to consider the amount of air inside the ingredients and how to keep your pops from being hard slabs of ice.

For example, smoothies have lots of air whipped inside, so you need to leave more room in the mold for expansion. And alcohol freezes at much lower temperatures than other ingredients, so recipes need to be adjusted accordingly.

So you can see, there’s a little more to making fabulous popsicles than just pouring liquid into a mold.

That’s exactly why I created my “Pop Primer”.  It’s a “cheat-sheet” that will make sure you know exactly how to work with any ingredients you want to make pops with.

My 6 Page downloadable PDF is full of the facts you need to know to make perfect popsicles each and every time

 

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fruity and frosty popsicles

Fruity and Frosty Popsicles

Yield: 10-12 pops
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 15 minutes

Icy, fruity frozen treats made with fresh fruits and sweet fruit nectars are the perfect way to cool off this Summer!

Ingredients

  • HARD SIDED POPSICLE MOLD
  • 24 oz. Strawberry-Banana Nectar or Mango Nectar
  • 1 pkg. unflavored gelatin dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • Large banana, mashed
  • Fresh strawberry halves, raspberries, kiwi slices, banana chunks (or any fruit you like)

Instructions

  1. Prepare popsicle molds with sticks inserted.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the nectar, dissolved gelatin, honey and mashed banana.
  3. Add pieces of fruit to your pop molds, pour in some of the liquid and then add more fruit. Fill the rest of the mold with base mixture, leaving a 1/2 inch head-space for expansion.
  4. Place cover over mold (if it came with one), and place in freezer for at least 24 hours before removing from molds.
  5. To store in freezer for more than a few hours after unmolding, individually wrap each pop with plastic wrap and place in a plastic ziploc bag.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 72Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 4mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 12gProtein 1g

Actual calorie and fat content may vary depending on specific ingredients used.

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