7 Tips for Making Fresh Fruit Popsicles

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Popsicles are an iconic summertime food.  I remember eating those red white and blue “bomb pops” every summer as a kid.  As a parent, I read the ingredients of those things, and they’re full of artificial colors and high fructose corn syrup.  Why would I feed that stuff to my kids when I can give them fresh fruit popsicles.

All you need for fresh fruit popsicles is a popsicle mold, fresh fruit, and 100% fruit juice.  

Here are 7 tips for making fresh fruit popsicles:

-Cut fruit into bite sized pieces

-Use bright, bold colored fruit.  We eat with our eyes first!

-Use clear juice like apple or white grape if you want to show off the fruit.

-Use the fruit that’s on sale.  If strawberries are inexpensive, my kids will be eating strawberry popsicles.  

-Buy your popsicle mold at the dollar store.  If a stick breaks or gets lost, you won’t feel bad replacing it.

-Let your kids help make the popsicles.  Even the littlest of toddlers can drop fruit into a popsicle mold.

-Freeze for at least 4 hours before eating, but overnight is best.

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