Looking for a summer treat or some refreshing ice pops? These layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles are a great way to cool down. This is an easy layered popsicle recipe with sweet pineapple and mint flavours in every bite. Fresh fruit popsicles with pineapple and mint are just what you need on a hot summer day.
Making your own fresh fruit popsicles is also a good idea because you are in control of the ingredients. You can choose how much sugar (or whether to add sugar) to put in your refreshing ice pops.
Perhaps you prefer to use artificial sweetener in your layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles or even leave it out. After all, the fruit makes these quite sweet already.
What You Need for Refreshing Ice Pops
Pineapple and strawberries make up the sweet fruitiness in these fresh fruit popsicles. I love using fresh fruit to make these. It just offers a fresher flavour. If you prefer to use frozen or canned fruit, go ahead. It will still work.
Fresh spearmint leaves offer a fresh, minty taste, and lime adds a tangy, citrusy zing. Finally you can add some sugar or sweetener, or else simply leave this out.
How to Make Them
First of all, prepare your fruit. This means, peeling, removing leaves and washing. Now you can start adding the ingredients to your food processor. Add the pineapple and mint first of all. You can add a splash of water or fruit juice at this point to loosen the mixture a bit. The strawberries and lime can also be blended.
I like to strain the fruit mixtures to get any pineapple fibres or strawberry seeds out of the mixture. This is optional and if you don’t mind those textures in your finished popsicles you don’t have to strain them.
Now, at this point it’s recommended you try both of the mixtures. Then you can decide whether or not to add sugar or sweetener and, if so, how much. Divide the pineapple mixture between your popsicle moulds. Then add the strawberry mixture on top.
If you want to make more than these two layers, add a little of each mixture and repeat. You can make as many layers as you want in this way. Next up, add the popsicle sticks to the moulds. Then you only need to freeze this easy layered popsicle recipe.
I love both layers of these layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles. The pineapple and mint layer reminds me of a tropical mojito. The strawberry and lime layer is a nice contrast of sweet and tangy.
Easy Layered Popsicle Recipe Variations
Although these layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles are great as they are, you can tweak them. Sub any kind of fruit in rather than the pineapple and/or strawberries. Lemon or orange would work in place of the lime, both the juice and zest.
If you aren’t a mint fan you can leave out the mint and consider a splash of vanilla in its place.
You could even add a splash of white rum or another liqueur to make them boozy. Don’t overdo it though, else they might not freeze properly!
If you’re making these for kids you’ll want to omit any alcohol of course! Kids love helping make these so if you have some little ones around, consider letting them help you prepare these strawberry, pineapple and mint popsicles.
They’re a healthy treat for the kids (and for you!) and are pretty straightforward to make. You just need the ingredients, a blender and/or food processor and the popsicle moulds.
This fresh fruit popsicles recipe makes about 8 popsicles. But that depends on the shape and size of moulds you use.
There are plenty of high quality popsicle moulds online if you are looking for a new set. It’s worth investing in a good set of popsicle moulds (or three lol) if making refreshing ice pops is something you plan to do a lot of.
I love these refreshing pineapple and mint popsicles. They are soooo good! I find then such refreshing ice pops that are easy to make and sure to cool you down. They don’t take long to make at all and once you’ve made these you will want to make them again.
I enjoy playing around with the ingredients. So many different fruits would work in these including peach, watermelon, honeydew, cherries, and anything else you can think of.
If you are a fan of these layered strawberry pineapple mint popsicles, you might also like Sweet Tea Raspberry Popsicles, Refreshing Chocolate Dipped Strawberry Popsicles or Tangy Blueberry Lemonade Popsicles.
Layered Strawberry Pineapple Mint Popsicles Recipe
Layered Strawberry Pineapple Mint Popsicles
- 2 Cups pineapple fresh, diced
- 2 Cups strawberries fresh, diced
- 1/4 Cup Mint leaves
- 1 Juiced lime
- 1 Tbsp. lime zest
- 2 Tbsp. sugar
- Cut the pineapple in half and peel. Dice the meat.
- Wash thoroughly the strawberries, remove the leaves from the top, and dice.
- Wash the lime and grate the zest. Cut the lime in half and juice it.
- Wash the mint leaves (stems discarded) and chop them roughly
- In a food processor, process the pineapple and the spearmint until smooth. You can add a splash of water now to help the food processor work. Put the mixture in a bowl and set aside.
- Process the strawberries, lime zest and juice until smooth.
- Try the two different fruit purées and, in case of needed, add a bit of sugar and mix until dissolved.
- In the popsicle moulds, pour some pineapple purée in each mould to create the first layer. Then pour the strawberry purée until you top it up.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
The most difficult part of the recipe is being patient and waiting for them to freeze! That’s why I typically make these in the evening and freeze them overnight. That way I know they’ll be perfectly frozen.
If you are looking for other strawberry recipes, you might like this Frozen Strawberry Lime Daiquiri Cocktail.
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