With it being almost halfway through June, it’s already hitting high 90’s here in Texas. Let’s be honest, we all know that June is not even the hottest month, but with these heat wave increases and my boys loving sweets, I took it upon myself to make some homemade popsicles with healthy mama ingredients. These were a BIG hit! In our household, Papa Bear loved the coconut taste and J loved the cool feeling amongst his incoming teeth. Personally, I loved them being sweet and tasty, yet something I didn’t regret eating when putting on my jeans.
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of kiwi
1 cup of watermelon
16oz of coconut water
I used organic fruit and organic coconut water, but with these delicious popsicles, you can replace any of the fruit and use whichever coconut water you love!
For the ice pop molds, I used Koji. I purchased them at Target. I loved these because of their perfect size for J to hold as he eats them. Before, I made some with smaller handles, and he had a hard time eating them. I also liked that they came in a holder, where you could take the popsicles out one at a time. Whenever we’re ready to eat one, I run hot water over the mold to get the popsicle out, then hand wash the mold, and set aside to dry.
After all the fruit was cut, I placed the pieces inside the popsicle molds. Because I used different types of fruit, I placed them randomly. Following the fruit, I poured in the coconut water up to the line indicator. We use Harmless Harvest Coconut Water, and if you haven’t tried this coconut water, you are missing out! We love this stuff, and just recently, we gave it to J for the first time. J only drinks water while he still enjoys nursing. Giving him coconut water was exciting, and he LOVED it! We drink it regularly and have to buy it in bulk. It’s delicious!
Now with filled popsicle molds, I put the sticks through the tops, then the tops over the openings, and they were ready to go in the freezer! They took about 8 hours, or overnight, to freeze.
Once they were ready, I ran the popsicle under hot water, until it slid out. They were ready to eat and J loved them!
Let me know if you try this or have any popsicle recipes you would like to share. Four batches later, it’s safe to say we love homemade posicles. Hope you have a cool summer!