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Okay, who pissed-off Mother Nature? It is hot out there, people! PLEASE apologize to her, ASAP!!

Hassle-free Fruit Popsicles Your Kids Will Love

We have had higher than average temperatures all summer, and according to NOAA we will have hotter than average temps all summer long! Aside from one or two really nice, humidity-free days, it’s been too hot for this fair-skinned redhead!


My girls have been begging me to make ice pops for weeks, but I’ve been too busy with work and other things to make the effort.

Well, the stars all aligned this week and I was made some really tasty ice pops. I found some $1 ice pop molds at the dollar store (fair warning 2 of the 5 trays I bought had holes and leaked everywhere. :-(  Next time I’m going to buy this set>>>) and I had a bunch of tasty farm-fresh fruit from my weekly Produce Box delivery for inspiration!

The Produce Box

The Produce Box is a fantastic service in North Carolina that provides boxes of fresh produce, meats, dairy, and bakery items directly from local farmers and other small business owners. Each week there is a different selection, depending on what’s available and in season, and unlike a CSA, you choose exactly what, and how much you want to purchase. It’s like a farmer’s market brought right to your door. (Want to become a member? Check it out here! Use my referral link and we will both receive a $10 credit!)

I wish I had realized sooner how little time and effort it would take to make these delicious fruit-filled ice pops! I made four different types of ice pops, including one just for the adults, in less than 30 minutes (the cocktail-inspired recipe will be posted on the blog soon–if you can’t wait, try my Frozen Strawberry Starburst recipe)!

Hassle-free Ice Pops Your Kids Will LoveThere’s no need for special equipment if you don’t already have, or want to buy, ice pop molds. You can use small disposable cups, plastic wrap, and plastic spoons or clean craft sticks, or ice cube trays, foil, and toothpicks<<my mom used to do that when I was little. As long as you have a blender or food processor, you are good to go. And even if you don’t, you can still make these ice pops, just put your kids to work mashing up the fruit.

The hardest part of the whole process was waiting for the ice pops to freeze completely!

My girls’ favorite was the Watermelon Raspberry, with the Very Berry Lemonade a close second. The Lemon Blueberry Yogurt Pops were good, but the girls decided I should have blended the blueberries first, so I amended the instructions for that recipe.

Let me know which flavor combination is your favorite!

Hassle-free Ice Pops Your Kids Will Love
Yield: 8-10 ice pops

Watermelon Raspberry Ice Pops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These Watermelon Raspberry Ice Pops are my girls' favorite! The lemon juice really lets the fruit flavors pop, so don't leave it out.


  • 5 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar (optional, as needed)


Place the watermelon, raspberries, and lemon juice into a blender/food processor and blend on high speed until the mixture is smooth. Taste and add sugar if desired/as needed. Blend until sugar is incorporated.

Pour the mixture into ice pop molds and insert sticks or handles. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.

When ready to eat, run the molds under hot water to release the ice pop.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:

1 fruit pop (made with 1/4 cup sugar)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 14.8gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 12.4gProtein: 0.8g

Hassle-free Ice Pops Your Kids Will LoveVery Berry Lemonade Ice Pops

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes

Yield: About 10 ice pops


  • 4 cups Lemonade
  • 1/2 cup Blackberries
  • 1/2 cup Raspberries
  • 1/2 cup Blueberries


Add a variety of berries to each ice pop mold then fill with the lemonade.

Place the tops on the mold, freeze at least 4 hours or overnight. Run the mold under hot water. Wiggle the ice pop a little bit until it pops free.

Serving Size: 1 fruit pop, Calories: 63, Sugar: 14.1g, Sodium: 5mg, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Unsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 1.2g, Protein: 0.4g, Cholesterol: 0mg


Hassle-free Ice Pops Your Kids Will LoveLemon & Blueberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Yeild: about 6 ice pops


  • 2 cups lemon full-fat yogurt (like Noosa)
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ¼ cups blueberries, fresh pureed


Puree blueberries. Place yogurt, honey, and vanilla in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Gently blend in blueberries.
Fill each ice pop mold with equal amounts of the yogurt mixture, don’t overfill. (I used a parchment paper piping bag to add filling, to reduce the mess. You could use a funnel, as well.)
Freeze for at least 4 hours before serving. When ready to eat run molds under hot water to release the yogurt pops.

Serving Size: 1 fruit pop, Calories: 256, Sugar: 35.7g, Sodium: 156mg, Fat: 1.7g, Saturated Fat: 0.8g, Unsaturated Fat: .9g, Trans Fat: 0, Carbohydrates: 52.5g, Fiber: 5.2g, Protein: 8.2g, Cholesterol: 11mg

While the yogurt pops are higher in calories than the other two recipes (you need that full-fat yogurt to make the pops taste extra creamy and delicious) they are also a lot higher in fiber and protein. If you want to add a little extra something in there for an extra healthy boost, add 1-2 tablespoons of chia seeds into the yogurt mixture.

I hope you enjoy these ice pops as much as my girls and I did.

Do you have a favorite combination of fruits you think would make a great ice pop? Let me know in the comments!