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DIY: Frozen Fruit Pops Recipes

It's hot enough outside to warrant a nice, cool treat.  Here are 5 do it yourself recipes for frozen fruit pops
-Chris Malone


Lime Coconut Fruit Pops
Sweet and tart, your taste buds will be humming on the bracing combo of citrus and cream.
Prep time: 15 minutes  
Total time: 4 hours  
Yield: 6 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 2 limes
  • 2 lemons
  • 1 orange
  • 4 tablespoons heavy coconut cream
  • 4 ounces milk
  • 4 tablespoons organic sugar
Cooking directions
  1. Juice citrus.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in blender. Add fruit juice. Process until blended, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour ingredients into molds about 2/3 full. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place form in freezer, about 1 hour. When the pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  4. Remove from freezer. Run molds under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2-3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.


Orange Yogurt Fruit Pops
Silky on the edges then crunchy in the middle, these creamy pops are a lower-calorie alternative to ice cream.
Prep time: 15 minutes  
Total time: 4 hours  
Yield: 6 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice, any combination of navel, tangerines, tangelos, Valencia
  • 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch salt
Cooking directions
  1. Combine juice, yogurt, sugar and extract in a blender and process until blended for about, 30 seconds.
  2. Pour ingredients into forms about 2/3 full. Cover with a sheet of light plastic wrap and place form in freezer. When the pops are slushy (about 1 hour), slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze for about 4 hours until firm.
  3. Remove from freezer. Run mold under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2 to 3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.

Pineapple Sweet Chili Fruit Pops
The unlikely pairing of fresh fruit and chili sauce delivers a mouthwatering flavor combo.
Prep time: 15 minutes  
Total time: 4 hours  
Yield: 6-8 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 4 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups pineapple, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
  • Pinch salt
Cooking directions
  1. Bring water to boil in saucepan. Add sugar and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.
  2. While simple syrup cools, cut pineapple in half, peel skin and cube.
  3. Combine pineapple, simple syrup, lime and chili sauce in blender. Process until blended, about 30 seconds.
  4. Pour into molds about 2/3 full. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place form in freezer for 1 about hour. When pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  5. Run molds under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2-3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.


Mango Chili Fruit Pop
First the "Ah!" then the "Oh my!?" A staple of Mexican cuisine, the sweetness of fruit meets the heat of chilies.
Prep time: 15 minutes  
Total time: 4 hours  
Yield: 8-10 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili pepper powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 cups frozen mango pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple, chopped
  • 3/4 cup filtered water
  • 4 tablespoons organic sugar
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
Cooking directions
  1. Dust diced mango with chili pepper powder and salt.
  2. Combine frozen mango, water, sugar and lime in a blender. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds. Pour into molds about 2/3 full. Add diced mango to each mold. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place mold in freezer for 1 about hour. When the pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  3. Remove from freezer. Run molds under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2-3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.

Banana Cardamom Fruit Pops
A pinch of spice makes banana pops even more nice.
Prep time: 15 minutes  
Total time: 4 hours  
Yield: 6-8 pops
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 2 bananas, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons organic sugar
Cooking directions
  1. Grind cardamom pods in pestle to a fine powder. Remove husks.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in blender. Add cardamom. Process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  3. Pour ingredients into molds about 2/3 full. Cover with a sheet of plastic wrap and place form in freezer for 1 about hour. When the pops are slushy, slash small holes in covering and insert sticks. Freeze until firm, about 4 hours.
  4. Remove from freezer. Run molds under warm water for a few seconds. Thaw 2-3 minutes. Gently tug on sticks to remove pops from mold and serve.


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