With the weather warming up, I’m excited to start making summer desserts again. Last year, I started making my own ice pops and came up with quite a few yummy ones. I hope to add to that recipe collection this year as well.
To start things off, here are some super easy fruit bars. I’m a sucker for desserts where you can see fruit pieces inside.
For the base, you can use any kind of light colored or clear juice. I used white grape juice. Then you chop up some fruit, stick it into the molds, pour in the juice and you’re done. Off in the freezer it goes.
For my ice pop molds, I purchased the Norpro Ice Pop Maker because I was really looking for that classic ice pop look (though mine is clear with a metal lid. It looks like they’ve updated it since my purchase and made it colorful too). It works great. The wooden sticks it came with were a little too big and didn’t fit. But then I bought this 100 pack and they fit beautifully. You just need to run the ice molds under warm water for a few minutes and the popsicles pop right out.
If you’re looking for other ice pop inspirations, here’s the ones I’ve made so far:
Fresh fruits of your choice, chopped into bite-sized pieces (strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, cherries are good options)
light colored juice (apple or white grape juice work well)
Fill molds with fresh fruit. You want there to be about 2/3 of fruit in the mold so that they will spread out over the ice bar. Add in juice until it reaches the line on the ice pop mold of where you are supposed to stop. Place in freezer for several hours to set. Follow instructions on box of ice pop molds for removal. For mine, you run the ice pop molds under the sink for about a minute or two and then the ice pops will remove easily.
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