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