Sweet tropical sunrise popsicles made with layered tropical fruit to make a beautiful sunrise. Perfect for hot summer days!
Well hello everyone! How are things? Things are going well here. Busy busy busy, and when mom is busy in the kitchen, the kids will get into mischief, am I right? I wish I could say I’ve been trying out amazing new recipes to share with you, but no, I’ve only been making “the necessities”. So far, I’ve made dill pickles. Lots of dill pickles. Like, enough to last us until next fall, and 9 times out of 10 the day I open a jar it’s finished off by the kids. No joke, so you can image how many I’ve made.
Then yesterday I also canned peaches which I find a little nicer than making pickles, but it’s still a lot of work. I only made 11 quart jars yesterday, but I still have 80 lbs of peaches left on my counter. Yay? It’s a good thing I love summer because summer is a LOT of work 🙂 After peaches I’ll have tomatoes and salsa to can and corn to freeze and probably a bunch of other things I forgot about but want to preserve for the winter because I can’t live without them! But luckily I found a few minutes for a break right now. Let’s have a popsicle!
Maybe you’d like to give one of these a try. I’ve been making these since last year when we had a ton of kids in the neighborhood. Since then everyone has moved or only lives here some of the time so the neighborhood is feeling quite lonely.
Good thing my kids have Katie (if you didn’t see her introduction, see the last post 🙂 ). But anyways, the point was that many kids have tried and loved these popsicles.
They’re really not hard to mess up and they are delicious as the fruit you put in them! And depending on your fruit, and how you layer it, they look like a yummy frozen sunrise! 🙂 If you give them a try, let me know in the comments below! For another fruity treat, try these Mango Coconut Creamsicles.
Tropical Sunrise Popsicles
- 2 ripe bananas cut into small pieces
- 1 fresh pineapple cut into small pieces
- 2 ripe mangos cut into small pieces
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice alternatively coconut water is a yummy, less sweet substitution
- In your popsicles molds, start with mango pieces in the bottom. Press down, but do not pack the mango pieces too tightly.
- Add the pineapple layer next, then the banana layer on top. Pour the orange juice(or coconut water) over top till the mold is full. Insert the popsicle sticks into the center of the popsicles and freeze until solid.
- Run under warm water to release from the popsicle mold and enjoy!
This recipe will work with any other fresh fruit you have that you think would be good! If you try something different, leave a comment to let us know if it worked well or not!
Any other mamas out there canning and preserving like crazy? Or am I the only one that’s crazy? 😀