Friday, July 27, 2012

Fruit of the Islands Ice Pops: Raspberry, Mango, Pineapple and Kiwi


We are truly enjoying the fruits of summer this year.  This ice pop was inspired by my desire to make an awesome ice pop that brought together some of the flavors of the islands and then luckily, the planets aligned (aka the store sales cooperated).  We combined some of our favorite flavors to make an incredibly eye catching amazingly flavored ice pop.  This one our Munchkin calls an I-Pop.  Cute huh?

Truly a rainbow of fruit flavor. Geesh, every time I start to describe this I run across another product advertisement.  Those Saturday morning commercials must have been really good as a kid.   They are still stuck in my head.  Taste the rainbow!

Ice Pops or popsicles, whatever you call them, they are such an easy and healthy treat.  Our 2 year old (affectionately called Munchkin) devours ice pops all day.  Smoothie pops are her favorite.  Virtually every morning Chad and Munchkin enjoy a Banana Orange Smoothie.  I take the left over smoothie at breakfast and pour it into a mold and she has pops all day.  Chad and I are totally hooked on Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pops but I also can't get enough of the Gourmet Strawberry Balsamic Ice Pops.  We have loved every flavor that we have shared with you.  But these 3 are our current favs!

Try them all, you will love them!


A fantastic way to start your morning, this delicious 24 ounce Banana Orange Smoothie has 238 cal and 10g Protein!!!



Packed with vitamin c, antioxidants and power boosting protein, this Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pop is the perfect summer treat!


Treat yourself to a Gourmet Strawberry Balsamic Popsicle!  A low calorie decadent summer treat.

Fruit of the Islands Ice Pops
makes 15-18 ice pops

6 ounces raspberries, pureed and pushed through a sieve (to remove seeds)
1/2 pineapple, chopped
3 mangoes, peeled and chopped
6 kiwi, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons honey, to taste

Smash or puree each fruit ingredient, separately.  Taste each to determine the sweetness.  In my preparation I was working with a very ripe pineapple that did not need any added sweetness.  If needed add 1 tablespoon honey to each fruit combination.

Pour approximately 1 tablespoon of each fruit into each ice pop molds.  Start with kiwi, then pineapple, then mango, and finish with raspberry.  I am working with  4 tablespoon (1/4 cup) molds and 3 tablespoon molds, so the smaller molds did not have room for the raspberry.

Freeze according to manufacturers instructions.  4-24 hours.  Serve and enjoy!!!

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11 comments:

  1. You can use all the cliches you want! These pops are all gorgeous! But the raspberry lemonade has to be my favorite.

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  2. wow These pops are so COOL! Like Rosemary, the raspberry lemonade is my favorite too.

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  3. These are rainbow-licious! Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. I love all the colors! These are gorgeous ice pops. I still want to try your strawberry balsamic ones too. The color is just stunning.

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  5. These pops are all so refreshing, I love your idea of making the smoothie and then freezing the leftover into pops. The possibilities would be endless!

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  6. These pops make me wanna go and buy the mold for these babies! They look just too good. I love the mold shapes!

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  7. Oh dear, I am loving all of it already, beautiful!

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  8. Those remind me of those Astropops candies you could buy as a kid back in the day.

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  9. These look like they were manufactured, they're that good!

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  10. Oh, I wish I had one right now! Looks perfect!
    I would love for you to submit it to the food fight, to be featured next month! Submit here: http://willcookforsmiles.com/2013/05/food-fight-party-submit-your-ice-cream-and-fruit-pops.htmlFeel free to submit as many as you want :)

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