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These strawberry grapefruit popsicles are slightly sweet, a little tart, refreshing, and made with just 3 simple, real food ingredients. Plus, you can easily customize them depending on your personal preference.
When I was a kid, I used to eat popsicles like it was my summer job.
While we did occasionally make our own, my favorite was the store-bought sugar-laden kind that came in a double popsicle. Just thinking back on those memories, brings a big smile to my face.
And also makes my stomach turn thinking about how damn sweet they were. But make no mistake, I would gladly eat another rootbeer or blue raspberry double pop for old times sake.
Store-Bought vs Homemade Popsicles
Homemade popsicles are ridiculously easy to make. You just blend your ingredients together and pour them into molds to let them freeze for a few hours.
Many store-bought popsicles are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, other sugars, and artificial food colorings.
You can make equally delicious homemade popsicles that are healthier by using high-quality, whole-food ingredients. Use fruits and vegetables for natural food coloring and easily disguise vegetables to make them more nutritious without altering the flavor.
And on top of everything, the flavor combinations are endless. Just choose what’s in season or use frozen produce. Popsicles are a great starting place for getting more creative in the kitchen.
- strawberries – either frozen or fresh will work (see helpful tips section)
- grapefruit – any variety will work
- raw honey – or another sweetener
Make It Your Way: Ingredient Substitutions
Please remember that recipes are meant to be used as guides.
How can you make these strawberry grapefruit popsicles using what you already have? Here are some ideas…
- Don’t like grapefruit? ➝ orange, lemon, or lime all pair well with strawberries (see helpful tips section for quantity)
- Sweeteners to use ➝ cane sugar would be my first choice. I was out so I used honey, but maple syrup would also work
- Substituting the grapefruit. Because grapefruits are the largest citrus, you’ll need to use 2-3 lemons or limes (depending on their size) and about 1 and 1/2 oranges.
- Filling your popsicle mold. Only fill the molds 3/4 of the way full, otherwise you could have a mess when you insert the sticks.
- Using frozen strawberries. I used frozen since my store was out of fresh, so I just thawed them in the fridge overnight. This makes the mixture much easier to blend since the only liquid in these popsicles is from the fruit.
- Sweeten to taste. The amount of sweetener you use will depend on the sweetness of your strawberries and how tart your citrus is. Frozen fruit tends to be less sweet, so adjust accordingly after you give the blended mixture a little taste.
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Strawberry Grapefruit Popsicles
- 2 cups strawberries – fresh or frozen see notes
- 1 grapefruit, peeled (any variety) or substitution
- 2-4 tbsp sweetener of choice
- Remove the rind from the grapefruit and as much of the pith as you can and discard. Add the grapefruit to the base of a blender along with the strawberries and 2 tablespoons of the sweetener and blend until smooth.
- Taste and add more sweetener as needed.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicles molds and fill 3/4 of the way full. Freeze for 5-6 hours* (see notes) or until frozen through.
- If using wooden popsicle sticks, freeze for at least 1 hour before adding the sticks. This helps them stay in place.
- Using frozen strawberries? Thaw them in the fridge first. This makes the mixture much easier to blend since the only liquid in these popsicles is from the fruit.