Fresh Fruit Popsicles

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Made simply with coconut water and a delicious combination of fresh fruits, Fresh Fruit Popsicles are the ultimate healthy treats. These homemade popsicles are wholesome, flavorful, and best of all—they’re kid-approved!

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In my opinion, it’s never a bad time for homemade fruit popsicles. Whether it’s hot, cold, rainy, or sunny—popsicles are always a good idea. That being said, there’s nothing quite like enjoying an ice cold popsicle on a hot summer day.

After a long day at the pool, on the beach, hiking up a mountain, or even just hanging around the house, frozen treats like these homemade Fresh Fruit Popsicles make for the perfect way to cool down.

During the summer months when the kids are out of school, it can be a challenge to think of fun ways to keep them entertained. As much as my kids may love riding their bikes and making arts and crafts projects, the idea of making homemade popsicles is always far more exciting to them. A project that’s both super fun to make and delicious to eat afterward? Sign us up!

These healthy homemade popsicles take just a few minutes to prepare, then all you have to do is pop them into the freezer overnight and enjoy. You can mix and match different fruits depending on what you have at home and what’s in season. Serve these icy treats at pool parties, backyard barbecues, and at the end of dinner parties. Popsicle lovers also won’t want to miss these Watermelon Popsicles and Homemade Fudgesicles.

Homemade fruit popsicle ingredients including berries, pineapple, cherries, and peaches on a baking sheet.

Key Ingredients

There are just two simple components involved in making these delicious treats. To make these homemade popsicles, you will need the following key ingredients:

  • Fresh fruit: I used a combination of raspberries, blueberries, sliced kiwis, chopped pineapples, chopped peaches, and halved cherries.
  • Coconut water: I love the subtle tropical flavor coconut water adds to the popsicles. You can also use plain water, flavored water, or fruit juice.

Fresh Fruit Popsicle Ideas

If you’re looking to change things up, these are some of my favorite variations on this recipe:

  • Use a different liquid base. If you don’t want to use coconut water, you can use regular water, fruit juice, or even leave out the liquid altogether.
  • Make them creamy. To make your popsicles creamy instead of icy, try adding Greek yogurt or coconut milk to the mixture in place of half or all of the coconut water.
  • Add a sweetener. If you prefer your popsicles on the sweeter side, feel free to add a natural sweetener to enhance the sweet flavors of the fruit. Maple syrup, raw honey, and agave all make great choices.
  • Swap out the fruits. I love using an assortment of fresh fruits to make these popsicles, but you can use as many or as little as you want. If you don’t have any fresh fruit, frozen fruit will work as well.
  • Add some citrus. To enhance the flavors of the fruits and brighten up the popsicles, try adding some lemon juice, lime juice, or orange juice.
  • Make them boozy. For an adults-only version, try adding a little rum or vodka to these popsicles for a delicious boozy treat.
  • Add fresh herbs. Try adding fresh basil or mint for some added flavor.

How to Store Homemade Popsicles

Because these treats are already frozen, they keep wonderfully on a long-term basis. You can make as many popsicles at a time as your popsicle molds will allow, so feel free to make a big batch and save some for later.

Once the popsicles have been frozen in the molds, it’s best to transfer them to an airtight storage bag before storing them for a long period of time. This will ensure that they maintain their color, texture, and flavor for as long as possible. It will also help to prevent freezer burn, which will likely happen after a short while if you keep them in the popsicle molds. When properly stored, homemade popsicles will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Homemade coconut and fruit popsicles with cherries, pineapple, peaches, and berries on the side.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about homemade fruit popsicles:

How do I make popsicles creamy and not icy?

If you want a creamier popsicle, try swapping out the coconut water for a creamy ingredient. Some of my favorite options include Greek yogurt, regular yogurt, and coconut milk. You can also use a dairy-free yogurt alternative.

How can I make homemade popsicles sweeter?

While fruit is already sweet on its own, some people prefer their treats on the sweeter side. If you want to enhance the sweetness of your popsicles, you can add a natural sweetener like raw honey, maple syrup, or agave.

How long do I need to freeze homemade popsicles?

It can be super tempting to pull out popsicles before they are ready when you’re craving a sweet treat, it’s important to let them freeze fully before removing them from the molds. Homemade popsicles should be frozen for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight if you have the time.

Are fruit popsicles healthy?

Yes! Unlike the popsicles you can find at the grocery store that are filled with artificial sugar and preservatives, these homemade popsicles are made only with natural ingredients. It makes for a fun and easy way to enjoy your fruit!

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The Recipe
Fresh fruit popsicles made with kiwi, raspberries, peaches, cherries, blueberries, and coconut water.

Fresh Fruit Popsicles

COOK TIME: 6 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 6 Hours, 10 Min
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  • 3 cups coconut water
  • 3 cups fresh fruit (I used raspberries, blueberries, sliced kiwis, chopped pineapple, chopped peaches, halved cherries)

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Layer the fruit in the popsicle mold. Top with coconut water.

Fresh fruit popsicles with coconut water in a popsicle mold.

Cover the mold and insert the popsicle sticks in between fruit pieces. Pop into the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours (preferably overnight). When ready to serve, put the popsicle mold under running hot water for 5-10 seconds for easy removal of the popsicles.

Homemade fruit popsicles in a popsicle mold with wooden sticks.
Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 39
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 19mg
Total Carbohydrate 8g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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