Easy // 10 mins // 5 Cups Popsicle Mix

This is such a fun kitchen hack.  Popsicles made w/ stuff from around the house.  We all have random disposable cups and containers and extra chop sticks, coffee stirrers & ice cream spoons here are there.  Recycle & reuse.  Dogs love ‘em too!  Be mindful of any allergies your pooch has before blending up the mix.  Get the kids involved.  Have them help pick the fruits & let them taste the mix from start to finish.  And of course, let them feed the first one to Rover!

  • 1+ Quart Harvest Fruit (I used apples, plums, grapefruit, orange & a little tomato & lettuce too)
  • 1 Cup Harvest Frozen Fruit Cubes OR
  • 1 1/2+ Cups Fruit Juice
  • (Opt) Coconut Oil Spray
  • Optional Additions for Peeps & Pooches
  • Yogurt
  • Trail Mix
  • Dried Fruit
  • Nuts & Nut Butters
  • Seeds
  • Banana
  • Spices
  • Sweeteners if desired (I used only fruit)
  • For People Only
  • Protein Powders
  • Booze

Blend the fruit w/ enough juice, yogurt and optional ingredients to make a thick puree.  The blender should move freely, so don’t make it too thick.  Find some cups.  I like to use 2 oz sizes or just pour about 2 oz mix into larger cups.  This size works well to be eaten before it melts in your hands.  I spray the cups lightly w/ coconut oil spray for both flavor & ease of pop-sicling out. 

I put all the cups and one ice cube tray on a small sheet pan lined w/ paper towel.  Pour the mix into all the cups and the ice cube tray.  If you have a little left, add a splash of sparking water and some voddy or tequila and toast the pops as they hit the freezer.  Set a timer for an hour and a half. 

When the timer goes off, the sicles will be frozen enough to hold up their sticks.  Coffee stirrers cut in half, chopsticks cut in thirds, little ice cream spoons & cute little wagashi sticks from the Japanese market all work great.  Return to the freezer and freeze solid.  I leave them over night.  I leave half the ice cube tray without sticks for the dogs. 

For parties add an adult beverage.  Try apples & plums w/ brown liquor.  Citrus & tropical fruits w/ tequila or rum, berries w/ voddy & more.  I added a wee bit of tomato & lettuce to mine.  Those background notes are a good way to get the kids to warm up to new flavors, subconsciously.