Popsicles can be one of those convenience foods that cost you more grocery dollars than you think. Try this easy, money saving popsicle recipe. The initial investment of popsicle molds and sticks is about $5- $10 depending on how fancy (or how many) molds you get. Additionally, since we are in the middle of berry and peach season, you can use any excess you have for this recipe. If the fruit was ripe when you froze it, you won’t need to add any sweetener to it!
Ingredients and Equipment
Frozen fruit, thawed or Fresh (any fruit can work, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches are especially good)
Blender or food processer
Wooden popsicles sticks
(Note: you can use the plastic sticks that come with the molds, however, you will you wont be able to make more than the number of sticks you have. Using wooden/disposable sticks makes it possible to make larger batches and freeze them for later)
Blend the fruit until smooth or mostly smooth. On average, one cup blended fruit will yield 4 popsicles in a small mold.
Place the popsicle sticks in the center of each mold and freeze for roughly 2-4 hours. I like to have a large stash on hand so I do several successive batches at time. Each time a batch is completely frozen, removed each popsicle from the mold. You may need to loosen it by running warm water around the base of the mold.
Once removed, place in a large freezer bag and store in the freezer. They will last for a minimum of 4-6 months.