Fresh Fruit Popsicles

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popsicles3_MOYield: 6 to 9 popsicles (varies by mold size)

2 cups summer fruit, cleaned and roughly chopped (see variations below)
½ to 1 ripe medium banana
½ cup fruit juice or lemonade
1 teaspoon honey (optional)
Popsicle sticks

Add chopped fruit, ½ banana and juice to blender. Blend until combined, scraping down the sides of blender as needed. Taste. Add remaining banana or honey if needed to sweeten.

Pour into molds or small paper cups and place in freezer for at least 1 hour but no more than 2 hours. Remove from freezer, place Popsicle sticks into center of each mold and return molds to freezer. Freeze at least 8 more hours or overnight.

For a chunkier version: Reserve ¼ cup chopped fruit to add into blended mixture before pouring into Popsicle molds.
popsicles250Variations

Berry:
Equal parts blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries

Watermelon Berry:
1½ cups watermelon and
½ cup berries

Cantaloupe Kiwi:
1½ cup cantaloupe and
½ cup kiwi

—Recipe developed for Edible Omaha
by Julie Kolpin and Mary Oswald

Photos by Mary Oswald

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