Berrylicious Popsicles

By  Ann Dunaway Teh

Berrylicious Popsicles

Disclosure: We receive free products and samples from Welch’s from time to time. We were not compensated for this post and all thoughts and opinions are our own. 

Yes, summer is almost officially over, but it is still quite warm in many areas around the country. With it being a holiday weekend and everyone trying to keep summer alive just a little bit longer, why not make some popsicles with the fruits of summer. Of course in my family popsicles are a year-round treat! 

We have been making our own popsicles for a few years now. We love having real fruit popsicles without any added sugar in them. It was actually my husband who created the recipe and something he makes often with our kids. They always have a blast making the popsicles together. 

This recipe is very versatile and you could use any combination of fruits, berries or 100% fruit juice that your family prefers. We prefer white grape juice, such as Welch’s White Grape Juice, when we make the popsicles so that the color of the popsicles is more due to the fruit mix used rather than the juice. Though any 100% fruit juice will do.

Berrylicious Popsicles

Why 100% grape juice for us? It doesn’t contain any added sugars and there is plenty of science to support the health benefits of drinking 100% grape juice (much like wine, and while a boozy popsicle would be fun to create, not something I would serve the kiddos for obvious reasons!). 

We typically use frozen fruit to make our popsicles, but fresh also works. The great thing about using frozen fruit is that you can make it any time of year. Frozen fruit also lends more natural juices to the mix when it is thawed while making the popsicles. We d0 freeze a lot of fresh fruit during the summer months so we can enjoy it year-round too. We are still working through our stash of strawberries we picked in May and blueberries we picked in July.  

No matter what other fruits we put in the popsicles, we always include a banana for a touch of creaminess and sweetness. I keep a stash of bananas in the freezer for this reason – when our bananas turn too brown for eating, I peel and put in the freezer in an airtight container for baking, smoothies and popsicles.

Berrylicious Popsicles 
Enjoy the last fruits of summer in these Berrylicious Popsicles!

 

Berrylicious Popsicles
Berrylicious Popsicles
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These popsicles are simple to make and fun for the whole family. The size of your popsicle molds will determine how many the recipe makes for you. If you end up with more mixture than popsicle molds, store in the refrigerator or freezer to either make more another time or use in a smoothie.
Servings
4 popsicles
Servings
4 popsicles
Berrylicious Popsicles
Berrylicious Popsicles
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Print Recipe
These popsicles are simple to make and fun for the whole family. The size of your popsicle molds will determine how many the recipe makes for you. If you end up with more mixture than popsicle molds, store in the refrigerator or freezer to either make more another time or use in a smoothie.
Servings
4 popsicles
Servings
4 popsicles
Ingredients
  • 1 small banana frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups mixed fruit or berries frozen
  • 1/2 cup 100% white grape juice
Servings: popsicles
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Instructions
  1. Place frozen banana and fruit in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until completely thawed. Once thawed, mash the fruit using a potato masher.
  2. Add the grape juice and stir well to combine. Add additional grape juice if needed to make it more liquid. Fill popsicle molds to the top using a spoon and insert sticks. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours to freeze solid.
Recipe Notes

We prefer to use frozen fruit to make our popsicles - the natural juices from the frozen fruit once it has been thawed adds a better consistency in our opinion. Of course you can use fresh fruit, just skip the thawing part and start mashing away!

Nutrition Facts
Berrylicious Popsicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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