Maple syrup fruit popsicles are a healthy and refreshing summer treat. This is a simple recipe you can make with the kids that everyone will enjoy.
Here’s the recipe. Below are my hints, tips, ideas and variations.
1/2 cup CBF Maple Syrup, grade of your choice
2 large pink grapefruits
2 peaches, pitted, sliced and rough chopped
1 cup yogurt, your choice
1. Cut both grapefruits in half horizontal, squeeze juice in large bowl and use spoon to scoop out flesh. Discard seeds and any pith.
2. Add to food processor with peach and puree to your desired consistency. I like mine smooth, but you might want chunks of fruit.
3. In a mixing bowl, combine the blended fruit and maple syrup. Add the yogurt. I used whole milk vanilla yogurt, but use your favorite and gently blend together. If you want a marble look, then under stir. Taste and adjust the sweetness with more maple syrup, if needed.
4. Pour the mixture into your popsicles molds and freeze for 4 hours.
5. Run under warm water to easily remove. Enjoy!
My Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicle Variations
The grapefruit and peach are a fine pairing, but get adventurous and try mango, applesauce, pears, cherries or berries. Any fruit in your kitchen that’s about to go south is worthy of being in this maple syrup fruit popsicle recipe. A maple syrup fruit popsicle means any fruit.
Use the grade of maple syrup you have on hand. Unlike other recipes, it really doesn’t matter. You’re adding a natural sweetener and one that incorporates easily into liquid. Unlike granular cane sugar that does not mix well into liquids.
Just because I used whole milk vanilla yogurt, this recipe works well with greek yogurt, plain yogurt, flavored yogurt, skim, part skim or whatever you have for milk in your fridge. Because you don’t have to go out and buy something special is the number one reason the Maple Syrup Fruit Popsicle recipe is at the top of my summer list of treats.
If you have some fresh herbs laying around like mint, spearmint, thyme, or lemongrass, you can easily kick this recipe up a notch. Steep the maple syrup in fresh herbs and cool before adding to the fruit. Be sure to remove the stalks and leaves. Do not bring the syrup to a boil, just heat to steaming.
Making the Most Out of this Recipe
This recipe makes about 3 cups of liquid. Sometimes, I like to make ice cubes and use the flavored cubes for mixed drinks and smoothies. My husband, who is a big cereal eater, likes to drop a couple in the bottom of his cereal bowl. It keeps the cereal cold and they melt and add flavor, both fruit and milk, to his Wheaties.
Share Your Variations
I’m always interested in your ideas so I can try it out. Please, share in the comment section what you used and how they came out.