Striped Juice Bar Ice Pops

Striped Ice Pops

These refreshing and colorful striped ice pops are made by layering watermelon juice with carrot/apple juice. The recipe relies largely on fruit and veggie juices for sweetness, with just a few added teaspoons of agave. They require a bit of effort, but the you’ll end up with a half dozen tasty showstoppers perfect for a summer party treat.

Striped Juice Bar Ice Pops

A colorful summer treat that is a healthy mix of fruit and vegetable juice. Layer each juice into stripes for an impressive and tasty pop.

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 ice pops

Ingredients

Watermelon-Beet Juice

  • 1 1/2- pound piece of watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons beet juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave sweetener

Carrot-Apple Juice

  • 1 cup carrot juice
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave sweetener

Instructions

  1. To make the watermelon juice, cut the watermelon flesh from the rind. Cut into cubes, removing any seeds. Place in a blender and process until liquefied. Pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a small bowl, pressing the pulp with a flexible spatula to extract as much juice as possible. Discard the solids You should have about 1 cup watermelon juice. Stir in the beet juice, lime juice, and agave sweetener.
  2. To make the carrot-apple juice, in another small bowl, stir together the carrot juice, apple juice, lime juice, and agave sweetener.
  3. Using a small measuring cup with a pour spout, fill each mold about one-fourth full with the watermelon juice mixture. Insert sticks and freeze until set, about 30 minutes. Fill each mold another fourth of the way full with the carrot juice mixture, pouring it around the sticks. Return to the freezer and freeze until set, 30 to 45 minutes. Repeat once more with each juice mixture to make 4 layers total. Freeze until firm, at least 6 hours or up to overnight.
  4. To unmold the pops, run hot water over the outsides of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the sticks.

Recipe printed with permission by Chronicle Books from Perfect Pops, Charity Ferreira (Chronicle Books, 2011)

Comments

07.18.2012 at 3:36 AM #

Jocelyn Romano

Frosty blueberry Popsicles
(The Martha Stewart Show, May 2010)

2 cups Ocean Spray blueberry juice
1 1/4 cups blueberries (about 120 blueberries; 12 per mold)
1/2 cup strained Greek yogurt

Directions

Fill a 10-pop freezer-pop maker halfway with 1 1/4 cups blueberry juice (about 2 1/2 tablespoons per mold); add 6 blueberries to each mold. Place tops on molds and insert sticks; freeze until completely solid, about 4 hours.
In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 3/4 cup blueberry juice and yogurt until smooth.
Remove pops from freezer and carefully remove tops. Fill molds evenly with blueberry-yogurt mixture, leaving about a 3/4-inch space from top. Add 6 more blueberries to each mold; cover with tops. Freeze until completely frozen, about 4 hours.

07.18.2012 at 5:05 AM #

Chasity

We love fresh strawberry sorbet!

2 qt – Fresh Strawberries – hulled
1/2 c – granulated sugar
1/2 c – water
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice

After putting in all in the food processor to puree it you can make it seedless if you prefer by straining the mix. We left seeds in and it was perfect. Freeze for 4 hours and enjoy!!

07.18.2012 at 5:40 AM #

Sarah Rivera

Heat wave antidote.

07.18.2012 at 6:50 AM #

Miranda

I love strawberry pops with fresh chunks of strawberries. I’ve never tried making my own, but I would love to.

07.18.2012 at 6:50 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Miranda,
Making your own is so easy. Have a peek at some of the other reader comments for some great ideas!

07.18.2012 at 6:50 AM #

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07.18.2012 at 6:50 AM #

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07.18.2012 at 7:18 AM #

Christina

I literally just got the Tovolo molds from Amazon on Monday. I have not used them yet. I like to use my blender to blend strawberries, watermelon and oranges and then freeze them. Yum!

07.18.2012 at 7:28 AM #

Christina

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07.18.2012 at 7:29 AM #

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07.18.2012 at 7:46 AM #

Jessica

My boys LOVE to be creative when we make sweet treats! Add some plain greek yogurt, a bit of honey and any fruit we may have on hand. A new one we tried this week was cherry. Frozen (unsweetened) cherries, yogurt and a bit of almond extract. YUM!

07.18.2012 at 7:46 AM #

katiemorford

Love all the great ideas…especially these yogurt ones. Keep ’em coming!

07.18.2012 at 7:46 AM #

katiemorford

I’m all over that. Frozen cherry yogurt pops. Mmmm.

07.18.2012 at 9:05 AM #

Hayley

Frozen bananas (sometimes dipped in chocolate or hot chocolate mix if we are feeling really decadent) are a fav!

07.18.2012 at 9:05 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Hayley, I’ve never thought to dip them in hot cocoa mix. I like that. Thanks.

07.18.2012 at 9:08 AM #

Natalie

My daughter loves when I fill our Popsicle molds will homemade chocolate pudding. Maybe not the healthiest, but I know what’s in them when they come from my kitchen!

07.18.2012 at 9:08 AM #

katiemorford

I’m sure they are loads better from what comes in the box! Good for you.

07.18.2012 at 9:35 AM #

Kristi

Strawberries and greek yogurt blended and frozen makes a great treat for me and the kids!

07.18.2012 at 9:35 AM #

Kristi

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07.18.2012 at 9:52 AM #

Jill

Hi Katie,
I met you at Mary Ellen’s this year! I don’t have a recipe but I’d love one that would be like chocolate pudding pops 🙂
Your newsletter is awesome!

07.18.2012 at 9:52 AM #

katiemorford

Hi Jill

Thanks for chiming in. I love to hear from my readers!

My understanding is you can make pudding pops simply by filling pop molds with pudding and freezing them. Can’t vouch for it since I haven’t done it, but worth a go. Here is a recipe from Smitten Kitchen for chocolate fudge pops http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/06/fudge-popsicles/. I’d probably use low-fat milk instead of whole milk. Good luck!

07.18.2012 at 12:49 PM #

Lisa-Marie Haugmoen

I take and freeze bananas as a summer treat! Would love to win the pop set! :.))

07.18.2012 at 4:05 PM #

Juanita

We love anything with watermelon. In AZ, we have these frozen fruit bars (paletas) and my favorite is sandia (watermelon). I haven’t tried to make them myself, but just talking about them makes my mouth water. ^_^

07.18.2012 at 4:05 PM #

katiemorford

Juanita, There’s also a relatively new book out there called Paletas. You might like that. — Katie

07.18.2012 at 5:54 PM #

chelsea

We are trying to add more whole foods into our diet and frozen pops are one of five items I vowe not to buy at the store anymore (along with cereal, bread,granola bars, and fruit snacks) ! I would love a homemade popscicle recipe book!

I just made watermelon-mango pops this evening with my kids and they can’t wait to eat them! They check the freezer WAY to often to see if they have frozen completley.

07.18.2012 at 5:54 PM #

katiemorford

Good for you for your efforts to eat more whole foods. And yes, patience is hard when it comes to pops!

07.18.2012 at 7:37 PM #

amorette

i love to make iced green tea with agave syrup and eat watermelon instead of sipping lots of water!

07.18.2012 at 7:38 PM #

amorette

i subscribe as well!

07.18.2012 at 7:38 PM #

katiemorford

Thanks!

07.18.2012 at 8:24 PM #

Kristina

Oooo! Yummy! I’ve been eyeing this book!

Favorite heat buster- plain Greek yogurt w/ fresh berries frozen! Mmmm! And Easy too!

Already a Facebook and email subscriber! 🙂

07.18.2012 at 8:24 PM #

katiemorford

Thanks Kristina!

07.18.2012 at 9:54 PM #

kim brady

Thanks Katie, we just got on the popcicle kick as my LO had her tonsils out. We picked up the Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Maker Set and love it. They are brightly colored and a fun cone shape- our trick is to take the pop out and flip it upside down and then my toddler doesn’t have an Oops-Oh moment squeezing it out. All the juice fall to the bottom for drinking later too. **We put fresh fruit in the blender and add coconut water- so much better for you then ice cream.

07.18.2012 at 9:54 PM #

katiemorford

Hi Kim

Love the coconut water idea, especially for summer with all that extra potassium. Good tips, too. Thanks.

07.20.2012 at 10:00 PM #

Elainen

Smoothie pops- We just make our smoothie and pour in the pops and freeze!

07.20.2012 at 10:04 PM #

Elaine

I love your ideas and your site and FB page.
I just liked your FB page and subscribed to your posts!
Thanks!!

07.23.2012 at 12:55 PM #

Tammy1409

We love taking advantage of all the fresh summer produce–berries, peaches, watermelon–in our pops.

07.23.2012 at 12:56 PM #

Tammy1409

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07.23.2012 at 12:56 PM #

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07.23.2012 at 12:56 PM #

katiemorford

Welcome, Tammy!

07.24.2012 at 5:33 PM #

Betsy

We love passion fruit greek yogurt layered with orange juice in our popsicles.

07.26.2012 at 4:27 AM #

carolina

while it is not a pop, my favorite icy treat in the summer is buttermilk gelato – you can add any fresh summer fruit coulis as a topping and it is tangy and delicious. i would definitely try a pop recipe that combines greek yogurt and fruit but might spice it up with some fresh herbs from the garden…hello basil and lemon balm!!

07.26.2012 at 5:43 AM #

JackieK

Love the idea of beet juice- very vibrant color and super sweet!

07.26.2012 at 11:38 AM #

Liz

I love making melon granita. It’s so easy, too!

07.28.2012 at 9:06 AM #

Audrey

I want to try making frappucino pops!

07.28.2012 at 9:06 AM #

katiemorford

I’m posting a recipe along those lines on Monday

07.28.2012 at 9:07 AM #

Audrey

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07.29.2012 at 4:28 PM #

Lori

My daughter likes lemonade popsicles. They don’t stain clothes when they drip

07.29.2012 at 4:28 PM #

katiemorford

Good point!

11.28.2013 at 11:54 AM #

Xirone

MMM sounds good to me. I’m now into cooking instead of playing tag with my older brother.
My mom loves my cooking right now.

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