How to Make DIY Popsicles

Here’s a fun summer treat that feels great on sore gums, keeps you cool, and is filled with healthy fruit! It’s a great treat for those with or without braces to enjoy this season. Let us know what flavor you tried during your next visit to our orthodontist appointment.

Minty Watermelon Popsicles
Materials Needed:
Popsicle molds
Popsicle Sticks
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups watermelon slices divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Directions:

  1. In a blender, puree 2 1/2 cups diced watermelon pieces, mint leaves, coconut water, lime juice and honey. Cut the remaining 1/2 cup watermelon slices into 1/4 inch cubes.
  2. Pour and evenly divide them among the popsicle molds. Stir the popsicle mixture, then fill each mold.
  3. Insert the popsicle sticks, if it does not stay in place use a piece of tape to hold them into place. Freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.
Peach Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
  • 3 cups strawberries pureed to 1 1/2 cup
  • 3 cups peaches peeled and sliced, pureed to 1 1/2 cup
  • 2 tablespoons honey divided
  • 2/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt
  1. In a blender, puree strawberries with four teaspoons honey then set aside. Clean blender, puree sliced peaches with two teaspoons, honey, set aside.
  2. Layer the popsicles as follows; 2 teaspoons strawberry puree, one teaspoon yogurt, two teaspoons mango puree and repeat. Make a fruit puree your last layer.
  3. Tap the mold on the counter to make sure all of the layers settle. Use a small spoon to drag vertically from the bottom to the top of the mold a few times to create a swirled pattern.
  4. Gently tap the molds on the countertop to remove any air bubbles. Insert the popsicle sticks, and then freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

 

Depending on the ingredients, at least 4 to 6 hours is needed to turn the parts from liquid to solid. Overnight freezing is the safest bet, and something to look forward to the next day!

Once you start making your own

Posted on June 4, 2018 in Fun

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