Tropical Berry Pops
- Makes: 12 servings
- Hands On 25 mins
- Total Time 6 hrs
The season's best berries bring a color palette of red, purple and blue to star in good-for-you desserts. They're light on calories and heavy on flavor.
white grape juice, pineapple juice, guava nectar or apple juice
crushed pineapple, undrained
fresh blackberries, raspberries and/or blueberries
sliced fresh strawberries
- In a blender, combine juice and undrained crushed pineapple. Cover and blend until smooth. Divide blackberries and strawberries among twelve 4- to 6-ounce paper cups or freezer pop molds. Pour blended mixture over the fruit. Cover each with foil.
- Use the tip of a sharp knife to make a slit in each of the foil tops. For handles, insert a wooden craft stick or plastic spoon into each cup through the slit. (Or add sticks and cover pop molds.) Freeze about 6 hours or until firm.
- Berry Ice Cubes: Prepare Tropical Berry Pops as directed, except divide berries and juice mixture between two standard ice-cube trays; freeze until firm. Transfer cubes to resealable freezer bags or freezer containers; freeze for up to 2 weeks. Serve in beverages, or use ice cubes or frozen pops to make Berry Super Smoothies.
- Berry Super Smoothies: In a blender, mix a large ripe banana, one 6-ounce carton vanilla yogurt and 3/4 cup milk. Add four of the Tropical Berry Pops or 10 of the Berry Ice Cubes to the blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into three glasses to serve.
(Tropical Berry Pops)Servings Per Recipe 12, vit. C (mg) 18, sodium (mg) 5, Potassium (mg) 94, Niacin (mg) 0, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, carb. (g) 11, Thiamin (mg) 0, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, Fat, total (g) 0, pro. (g) 0, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 0, sat. fat (g) 0, chol. (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, vit. A (IU) 0, fiber (g) 1, calcium (mg) 10, sugar (g) 10, iron (mg) 0, Folate (µg) 4, cal. (kcal) 43