Frozen Fruit Pops
Frozen fruit pops offer three sweet fruit flavors to choose from and make into delicious frozen popsicles for a great sweet summer time treat. Includes banana, strawberry and grape flavors.
Frozen Banana Pops
1 cup boiling water
1 package (3 ounce) fruit flavored gelatin mix
1 cup plain yogurt
Combine boiling water and gelatin in a blender and pulse until gelatin is dissolved. Blend in banana until smooth; blend in yogurt. Pour mixture into popsicle molds. (If using drinking cups, freeze until firm, insert popsicle sticks, then freeze completely.)
Frozen Grape Pops
1 6-oz. container frozen grape juice, thawed
2 cups no sugar added vanilla ice cream, softened
In a food processor blender, combine the grape juice concentrate and ice cream until smooth. Pour into six 6-ounce paper cups. Freeze for about one hour, then insert a wooden popsicle stick in the middle of each cup. Freeze for at least three hours. Pour mixture into eight 6-ounce paper cups. Freeze for 30 minutes, then stick a clean wooden popsicle stick into the middle of each pop. Freeze for at least three hours. To serve, let stand at room temperature for a minute or two, until you can peel away the paper cup. Eat at once.
Recipe makes 6 servings
Calories: 118; Total Fat: >0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Carbohydrates: 28g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 47mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 3g;
Exchanges: 2 carbohydrate (1 bread/starch, 1 fruit)
Frozen Strawberry Pops
8 large ripe strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
2/3 cup frozen pineapple juice concentrate, slightly thawed
2 8-ounce cans sugar-free lemon-lime soda
Place the strawberries in a food processor or blender. Add the pineapple juice concentrate and pulse until fairly smooth. Stir in the sugar-free soda until well blended. Pour mixture into eight 6-ounce paper cups. Freeze for 30 minutes, then stick a clean wooden popsicle stick into the middle of each pop. Freeze for at least three hours. To serve, Let stand at room temperature just until you can peel off the paper cup. Eat at once. Recipe makes eight servings.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories: 49; Total Fat: >0g; Saturated Fat: 0g; Carbohydrate: 12g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 3mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 1g; Calories from Fat: 0%
Exchanges: 1 carbohydrate (1 fruit)
Bonus: Chia Ice Pops
Popsicles are a great place to experiment with chia, milled chia, and chia gel. This fruity, refreshing recipe uses whole strawberries, mango chunks, and orange juice, but feel free to experiment. The combinations are, quite literally, endless.
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/4 cup water
In a food processor or high power blender, blend all the ingredients until liquefied. Pour into ice pop molds or ice cube molds. Freeze until solid. Makes 4 to 6 servings.