Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and gets me in the mood for cool, refreshing foods. If you are looking for a sweet treat to help enjoy the long weekend, healthy homemade popsicles can hit the spot.
As seen in “The Healthy You Diet”, these Frozen Fruit Pops are made with 100% real kiwifruit, cherries, and pineapple, and contain no added sugar. It's a fun kitchen activity to do with the kids and we love enjoying the “fruits of our labor” just a few short hours later.
What are your favorite foods to make or enjoy over long holiday weekends?
Reprinted from “The Healthy You Diet” by Dawna Stone. Copyright (c)2014 by Dawna Stone. Available wherever books are sold.
- 2large Kiwifruitpeeled
- 1/4teaspoon grated lime peel
- 1cup frozen pitted sweet cherriesthawed
- 1/8teaspoon almond extract
- 3/4cup cubed fresh or canned and drained pineapple
- 1/8teaspoon grated orange peel
- In a mini blender, puree the kiwi until smooth. Transfer 3⁄4 cup of the mixture to a glass measuring cup (discard any excess or reserve for another use), add the lime peel, and stir to mix. Pour into 6 molds (4 ounces each) and freeze for at least 1 hour or until almost solid. The puree will not fill the molds.
- Rinse out the blender canister. Puree the cherries and almond extract until smooth. Pour over the kiwi layer. The cherry puree will not top off the mold. Insert a wooden fruit pop stick into each mold. Freeze for 45 minutes or until almost solid.
- Rinse out the blender canister. Blend the pineapple and orange peel until smooth. Pour over the cherry layer to come nearly to the top of the molds. Freeze pops for several hours or until solid. Before serving, dip the molds briefly in warm water to loosen the pops.