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Reprinted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008)

You can buy Popsicle holders in the summertime at most stores that carry toys or kitchenware.  Dream up an endless variety of frozen treats to delight sun-soaked children and adults.  The holders we used required cup of liquid each, so to make 6 fruitsicles 3 cups of liquid are needed. Freeze for at least 2 hours.  Run warm water on the outside of the holder until the pop pulls out easily.  You can also use ice-cube trays to make iced fruit cubes for children to suck.

Creamy Orange-Vanilla Pops

2 cups orange juice
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend all ingredients in a blender
, pour in holders leaving at the top of the holder and freeze.

Banana Coconut Pops

3 ripe bananas (1 cups mashed)
1 cup coconut milk
cup maple syrup

Blend all ingredients in a blender
, pour in holders leaving at the top of the holder and freeze.

Here's two more simple ideas:

3 cups juice (raspberry, grape, cherry, pomegranate, tropical)

3-4 cups of melon chunks (cantaloupe
or honeydew)
cup water

Blend all ingredients in a blender, pour in holders, and freeze.  


You guys are awesome! We have been freezing our leftover morning smoothies in rocket shaped popsicle molds. My two kiddos love them! Even my youngest who is a little harder to get fruit and veggies into! yay! Thank you for all you do.
July 10, 2009, 6:28 am

Oh I forgot... our current fav. is strawberry blueberry with yougrt, honey, and cinnamon. Easy and simple.
July 10, 2009, 6:30 am

Erin Hare
Oh. My. Gosh. And, a great way to clean out that coconut milk that has been languishing in my pantry. These are fantastic! Thank you!
July 10, 2009, 6:51 am

Brooke Kingston
Our toddler loves these! We also use whole milk yogurt and swirl in a bit of fruit conserves. Summer time and the livin' is easy! Thank you!
July 10, 2009, 2:13 pm

Gina Clarke
If only I could have OJ, milk or yogurt! Might try a day's worth of Coffee Rich -- I wouldn't eat them all at once!! Seeing you like smoothies, I thought you might like these. Love 'ya! BB
July 10, 2009, 5:54 pm

This brings back memories. My mom used to do the juice cycles for us when we were kids. I loved grape juice the most. Probably because it is so sweet...
July 12, 2009, 2:11 pm

Shadow Ninja
Love what you're doing and Jane's easy on the eyes too... ;-)
July 13, 2009, 6:50 pm

Kay LaVergne Jaz
My favorite is to use frozen organic fruit. A banana, at least a cup of frozen blueberries, a handful of raspberries when in season or , some organic soy milk (I use the vanilla flavor but then it would probably be fine using the unsweetened)and blend. I use my Vita Mix but regular blender will do, I'm sure. A few seconds later I have my mouthwatering concoction. Now I just need to find some Popsicle containers....
July 27, 2009, 8:28 pm

Karen Wallace-Elam
All of your recipes insire me to eat better & cook more! Where oh where did you find those popsicle molds?! Keep on cookin'!
August 2, 2009, 12:38 pm

We also add a big leaf of Kale to the mixture :)
August 10, 2009, 10:55 am

look on Amazon for Tavolo popsicle molds!
February 25, 2010, 1:46 pm

Sorry, It's spelled Tovolo--and they make the coolest popsicle molds. Also, check out
February 25, 2010, 1:48 pm

susan mclaren
there is a great recipe on for keffir and lemon sorbet made with agave syrup. Excellent flavour and healthy!
July 27, 2010, 8:55 am

Anna Barresi
My four-year-old daughter is in love with you, Jane. She asks to watch your video clips almost every day. This afternoon we made the coconut banana pops and ate them after a dinner of curried chickpeas w/ cauliflower and potatoes. She loved them and so did I.
November 8, 2010, 4:43 pm

Gabriele Gabriele
If I were a Teneage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I'd say "Kowabunga, dude!"
June 8, 2012, 10:22 pm

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