Mary Merola from Function Junction shares how to make homemade, healthy, frozen treats.
Bananas and berries join forces in this healthy, refreshing pop that's naturally packed with good-for-you antioxidants.
3/4 cup (3.5 oz) blueberries
1/2 cup (2.5 oz) blackberries
1 peeled banana (4 oz), divided
1 cup (8 oz) pure apple juice (store bought)
2 tsp agave nectar
Make the Pop Base: Combine the berries and 1/2 of the banana in a blender and puree until smooth. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a medium bowl (using a spoon to scrape the sieve so it goes through faster). You should have about 2/3 cup (5.5 oz) of the strained mixture. Stir in the apple juice and agave.
Assemble the Pops: Slice the remaining 1/2 banana into 1/8" slices. Using the Zoku Fruit Wand or tweezers, apply the banana slices to the walls of the pop maker molds. Insert sticks and pour the pop base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove the pops with the Super Tool and enjoy! Repeat with remaining pops. Yields 6.
Ice pops may bring out the kid in you, but you'll feel sophisticated while savoring this cocktail-inspired pop. Surprisingly, even grapefruit skeptics are won over by this recipe.
2/3 cup (5.5 oz) water
3 Tbsp sugar
7 fresh mint leaves
1 cup + 2 Tbsp (9 oz) pure pink grapefruit juice (store-bought or about 2 grapefruits, juiced)
Make the Mint Syrup: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the water, sugar, and fresh mint leaves. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce heat to low, and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Using a fine mesh sieve, strain the mixture into a medium bowl. Refrigerate until cool. Make the Pop Base: Stir together the cooled mint syrup and grapefruit juice.
Assemble the Pops: Insert sticks into the pop maker molds and pour the pop base until you reach the fill line. Let freeze completely, then remove pops with the Super Tool and enjoy! Repeat with remaining pops. Yields 6.