Toronto’s weather has been inconsistent these past few weeks, and on those really hot and humid days, I frequently get cravings for frozen treats. I think I’ve been a little too self-indulgent on creamy types of popsicles and iced coffees lately, so I decided to make my own fruit popsicles for a healthy alternative.
Don’t the colours look pretty?
The popsicles were made with mangoes, strawberries, and blueberries. The fruits were ripe enough that I didn’t need to add any sweeteners. I used my new popsicle molds and ice candy plastic bags to make the frozen treats. We call these ice candies in the Philippines and it is a popular way to serve them using ice candy plastic bags. They look like homemade Freezies sans the artificial ingredients 🙂
I hope this inspires you to make your own fruit popsicles while summer is still here. I think it’s a cool idea, pun intended.
Layered Fruit Popsicles
3-4 very ripe Indian mangoes
1 pint very ripe strawberries (choose strawberries that are almost overripe)
1 pint ripe blueberries
Puree mangoes, strawberries and blueberries individually.
Fill one third of the popsicle mold or ice candy plastic bag with the mango puree. Layer this with the strawberry puree then the blueberry puree. The fruit purees will not mix easily with each other because they are viscous. If you’re using an ice candy plastic bag, you might want to add a little bit of water to make the fruit puree more pourable.