Popsicles are a fun treat but the cost of them can add up fast. If you are looking for healthy popsicle options they can cost a couple of dollars each. If you have kids they also disappear fast. Making our own popsicles is a great way to save money on summer treats.
These are great for other times as well. Such as when someone in your family is sick and has a sore throat. Homemade orange justice popsicles are much better for healing than ones made from corn syrup and flavorings.
What you need to make juice popsicles
To make juice popsicles you will need a popsicle mold. There is a large range of quality popsicle molds on the market. I suggest this list of the best popsicle molds if you need help choosing one.
Having a lot of kids in and out of the house and liking a healthy treat for myself I have several different popsicle molds that allow me to make a lot of popsicles at once and a large variety of popsicles ranging from juice and purees to protein powder popsicles for me.
What juices make the best popsicles?
The options for juice popsicles are endless but here are a few you may want to try.
- Orange juice popsicles
- Fruit and vegetable juice smoothie popsicles
- Elderberry grape popsicles using elderberry tea
- Elderflower lemonade popsicles
- Apple juice popsicles
- Cranberry juice popsicles
- Pickle juice popsicles
How do you make juice popsicles?
Making your own homemade juice popsicles is easy. You will need to start by washing and prepping your popsicle mold and a flat space in your freezer to place it while it freezes.
Prepare your juice. Don’t be afraid to try blending some of your favorite juices for a fun and unique juice popsicle.
Add any mix-in you want in your juice popsicles. This can be a variety of things like fresh fruit slices or mint right out of the garden.
Pour your juice into your molds. If you want to layer multiple juices you will need an upright popsicle mold. In this case, add a small amount of juice into the mold and freeze before adding the next layer and repeating until you reach the top of your mold.
Add you sticks or lids to your popsicle mold if necessary. The place in the freezer for at least 3 hours until frozen sold.
After your juice popsicles have frozen set them on the counter for a 2-3 minutes to allow the outer edges to thaw enough to make removing your popsicles from the mold easy.