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Homemade ice pops are the perfect poolside treat on a hot summer day. Learn how to make these yummy recipes with fresh fruit and other tasty ingredients in your own kitchen.

How to make homemade ice pops

Whether you are using a popsicle mold or cups with wooden popsicle sticks, homemade ice pops are a cinch to make. Not onlyare they tasty, but they are a great way to incorporate more fruit into you and your child's diet. They are a perfect way to cool off during the hot summer months. Try some of our popular recipes below or use your imagination and create your own!

If using a popsicle mold, simply follow the instructions on the package. If using your own cups with wooden sticks, freeze popsicles until semi-slushy (about 30-45 minutes) before inserting sticks. Then return to the freezer until frozen solid. Enjoy!

Mango tango pops

2 cups fresh mango

2 cups fresh-squeezed orange juice

1/2 cup sugar

Place mango and sugar in food processor and blend until smooth. Add orange juice and mix well. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.

Cran-raspberry fever

2 cups cran-raspberry juice

3 cups fresh raspberries

1/2 cup sugar

Place raspberries and sugar in food processor and blend until smooth. Pour mixture through a sieve and strain out raspberry seeds. Blend remaining juice with cran-raspberry juice. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.

Watermelon-lime blitz

4 cups fresh watermelon

1 cup fresh-squeezed limeade

1/2 cup sugar

Blend fresh watermelon and sugar in food processor until smooth. Strain watermelon mixture through sieve. Mix remaining juice with limeade. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.

Cool coconut

2 cups coconut milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Blend coconut milk and sugar in blender for 3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.

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