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Banana Mango Strawberry Real Fruit “Bullet” Popsicles

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I’ve been having a great time making real fruit popsicles.  Yesterday I had a guest post at my friend Patty’s to share my Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles.  Go here to get the recipe and see the Rocket Pops: Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

For the recipe at Patty’s I used our Tovolo Blue Rocket Pops (this is my Amazon affiliate link) which I bought from Amazon but for my Banana Mango Strawberry Real Fruit Popsicles I used our Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds (this is my Amazon affiliate link).

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The recipe is very simple. I wanted to try to recreate the colorful “bullet” popsicles that my sons liked so much when they were younger – except obviously I had no plans to include the sugar, high fructose corn syrup, artificial coloring, and chemical flavorings. I decided for my colors to use banana, mango and strawberry.  There is no end to the assortment of fruit popsicles you can make if you just use your imagination.  And there’s no need to divide up the colors as I did, I’m sure these would taste sensational if you just blended all the fruits together.

I usually make popsicles in the day and freeze overnight.  Once these were ready I had to have one.  They were really a yummy treat, cool and fruity. :-)

I’ve been loving the Tovolo popsicles molds and one of the main reasons is because they are BPA-Free.  I try to avoid BPA as much as I can and it is a nice relief to find a product that I can use that I don’t need to be worried about.

My son Matthew is also loving the fruit popsicles.  Each one holds such a small amount but the popsicle makes you think you are getting a large portion.  Matt likes to come back for seconds and he is happy with just two p0psicles.  See the bottom of my post for tips in removing the popsicles from the molds.

Banana Mango Strawberry Real Fruit Popsicles

  • 2 bananas (preferably ultra-ripe with brown spots)
  • 12 strawberries
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (if desired)

Pop molds hold 2.5 ounces each so you need 2 cups of fruit to fill all six.  Freeze overnight for best results.

Peel the bananas and mash with a potato masher.  Divide the bananas into two portions.

Peel the mango and remove as much of the flesh as you can from the seed. I usually cut off what I can with a knife and then carefully use a spoon to scrape what I can from the seed. Be careful as you handle the seed as they are usually very slippery and the seed also has a very sharp edge which could cut your skin.

Place mango flesh into a blender or your Magic Bullet (this is my Amazon affiliate link) and blend until smooth and creamy.

Wash the strawberries, remove the stems.  Blend until smooth. Add honey, if desired.

Divide the strawberries in half. Mix half of the strawberries with one half of the bananas.

Seat the molds into the holder.  Drop in about one inch of strawberries, this is about 2 tablespoons.

The fruit is thick so as you place the fruit into each mold, check for air pockets with each layer.  I took the handle of a long spoon to displace any air bubbles.

banana-mango-strawberry2 Next layer in the plain bananas.

Next layer in the mango.

Finally layer in the strawberries and bananas mixture. Fill just below the top of the mold.

Take care that you do not fill all the way to the top as when you place the handle in the fruit it will disperse just enough so that the fruit fills the mold.  If you fill it too full it will spill over as you insert the handle and make for a sticky mess.

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Just set the handles on top of the molds, do not press down until they click into place. If you do you will have a very hard time removing the popsicle from the mold once frozen.

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Some tips for using the molds:

Run hot water over the mold for 30-45 seconds before trying to remove the popsicle.

Sometimes the handle will pop out without the popsicle attached.  This could be because the pops weren’t frozen enough. When this has happened I just put some water into the stick hole, replace the handle and allow to freeze for a few more hours.

When I made these multi-fruited pops one of them came out leaving the strawberry at the bottom still in the mold.  I “glued” it back together with water, then replaced the popsicle back into the mold to freeze and try again later.

Remember – don’t press the handle all the way down as it will make it much more difficult to remove the popsicle.

Enjoy!

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Banana Mango Strawberry Real Fruit Popsicles
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Recipe type: Summer Snacks
Cuisine: American
 

Real fruit popsicles, perfect for a hot summer day.
Ingredients
  • 2 bananas (preferably ultra-ripe with brown spots)
  • 12 strawberries
  • 1 mango
  • 1 tablespoon raw honey (if desired)

Instructions
  1. Peel the bananas and mash with a potato masher. Divide the bananas into two portions.
  2. Peel the mango and remove as much of the flesh as you can from the seed. I usually cut off what I can with a knife and then carefully use a spoon to scrape what I can from the seed. Be careful as you handle the seed as they are usually very slippery and the seed also has a very sharp edge which could cut your skin.
  3. Place mango flesh into a blender or your and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Wash the strawberries, remove the stems. Blend until smooth. Add honey, if desired.
  5. Divide the strawberries in half. Mix half of the strawberries with one half of the bananas.
  6. Seat the molds into the holder. Drop in about one inch of strawberries, this is about 2 tablespoons.
  7. The fruit is thick so as you place the fruit into each mold, check for air pockets with each layer. I took the handle of a long spoon to displace any air bubbles.
  8. Next layer in the plain bananas.
  9. Next layer in the mango.
  10. Finally layer in the strawberries and bananas mixture. Fill just below the top of the mold.
  11. Take care that you do not fill all the way to the top as when you place the handle in the fruit it will disperse just enough so that the fruit fills the mold. If you fill it too full it will spill over as you insert the handle and make for a sticky mess.
  12. Just set the handles on top of the molds, do not press down until they click into place. If you do you will have a very hard time removing the popsicle from the mold once frozen.

Notes
The pop molds used in this recipe were the Tovolo Star Pop Molds and they hold 2.5 ounces each so you need 2 cups of fruit to fill all six. Freeze overnight for best results.

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