So, I am calling this a recipe, but it is really easier than a recipe. Making popsicles from freeze-dried fruit could not be easier, tastier, or healthier.
A had notices a friend at the park had made some popsicles for her sons using Capri Sun and fresh cut up fruit. They really looked to good – and the kids seemed to love them.
But, I wondered if there was a way to make them with my Thrive Life foods? In an emergency, a popsicle may be one way to help bring some comfort and happiness to the kids, so I had to give it a shot.
I don’t have a ton of time to be cutting up fruit for pops on a normal day, I can only imagine how hectic it would be during an emergency. So, off to my lab (aka the kitchen) I went to see what magic I could make happen.
After some trial and error, I am excited to say – I did it, and the kids loved them.
I used hydrated Simply Peach Drink (no longer available on Thrive) and freeze dried pineapple, raspberries and blueberries.
But you could use any fruit and any drink mix (or even juice) that you wanted to! Here is exactly how I did it.
Freeze Dried Fruit Popsicle Recipe
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 3 hours
Total time: 3 hours 10 mins
You need popsicle molds before making these.
- Thrive peach drink mix (no longer available, but lemonade would work great too)
- Freeze dried fruit pineapple, raspberries, and blueberries
- Fill popsicle cups almost to the top with freeze dried fruit. Dry fruit may be crushed before adding it to the popsicle cups if you want smaller fruit chunks in your finished pops.
- Pour the peach drink in the cups with the fruit. Stir the mixture to make sure that all the fruit is covered with liquid.
- Place in freezer until popsicles are frozen, about 3 hours.
Here are a few extra tips
- Fill the popsicle cups almost to the top with fruit before you add liquid. Otherwise all the fruit just floats to the top (which ends up being the bottom once they are frozen).
- As you add the liquid stir it all around a bit to make sure all the fruit is covered in water!