Fruit Pops

Fruit Pops ~ Get crafty for a pure and simple summer fruit pop that requires no special machine and no freeze time.

Cantaloupe and Watermelon Fruit Pops

Grab your favorite fruit, cookie cutter and some popsicle sticks and get ready to be the neighborhood hero.

These are really so simple and the idea came to me when I was making fruit kebabs for my little guy and his friends.  What kid doesn’t like a popsicle, right? Of course my 3-year-old liked them even more because he helped make them and was so proud to show them off to his buddies.

So did I fool the other kids? I’m not sure, but not one of them balked or blinked when they realized it was fruit and not the traditional sugar laden variation of a popsicle. Although trying to pull that off with kids over the age of 3 might be a little tougher.

A few notes:

  • Use metal cutters over plastic cutters. You need a thinner sharper edge that metal ones have over the plastic variations.
  • You can pre-cut the fruit into their chosen shapes, but insert the popsicle sticks prior to serving or they will become soggy.
  • Avoid overly ripe fruit, as they will get mangled when you try to cut them with a cookie cutter.
  • Fibrous fruits such as mangoes and pineapples do not work well as they require the sharp edge of a knife for cutting.
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25 Responses to “Fruit Pops”

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — July 6, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

    Great idea and oh, so pretty!!!

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    Kathryn Rezza — July 6, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    You are kidding these are soooooooooooo great and so simple keep asking myself why I didnt think if it. Love your site cant wait to see what you are up to next. Thanks

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    Michelle — July 7, 2010 @ 12:36 pm

    You are brilliant. These are so absolutely adorable and the healthy part is a total perk.

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    Urvashee (Dessarts) — July 7, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    So cute! and healthy! I will definitely try this one out to entice my two year old with fruit. Thanks.

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    mbe — July 7, 2010 @ 6:06 pm

    so cute!!! Who would not want to eat these??

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    Su-yin — July 7, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

    I still can’t get over how cute these are! Brilliant idea.

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    Alycia @ Fit n Fresh — July 7, 2010 @ 11:21 pm

    Those look TOO CUTE! I may not have any three year olds (or kids at all for that matter) but they look like they’ll win me over (:

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    outoftheoven — July 8, 2010 @ 12:34 am

    Such a clever idea, and they look stunning!

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    Janna M — July 8, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

    These are too cute!

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    diva — July 8, 2010 @ 11:56 pm

    I didn’t quite realize these were fruit until i read the rest of the post! So very clever, and colourful too.

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    Stef — July 9, 2010 @ 2:57 am

    Love this idea! So creative!

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    Dina — July 13, 2010 @ 5:13 pm

    great idea!

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    Kristine Bizzelle — July 29, 2010 @ 2:38 am

    just wondering…how do you get the perfect little balls in the middle?

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    • Naomi replied: — July 29th, 2010 @ 4:41 pm

      Hi Kristine,

      The little circles in the middle are just tiny cut outs from making the flower. If you don’t have a round cutter that small, try using the round side of a pastry tip. Although keep in mind if you do that, you will have a cone shaped circle but then just use the flat side to face out.

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    doro von Hand zu Hand — July 1, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

    looks pretty and tasts delicious!

    I linked to your recipe on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

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