Saturday, July 27, 2013

Lemonade Popsicles with Mixed Fruits



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Are you enjoying your summer so far?  I hope you’re having a blast like we do.  My Kids are off from school since the end of June and we’ve been spending lots of fun time together.  Celebrated Baby Girl’s Birthday, taking swimming classes for the very first time, visiting the parks to meet up with friends, and my hubby’s BIG birthday will be coming up soon as well.  My original plan was to keep a schedule and daily routine with the Kids so we don’t mess up our sleeping, reading, learning, and outdoor activities too much.  Oh well, my plan and schedule was an awesome idea and it’s my bad that we haven’t been following any of it, at all!!!  But what can I say, we did have fun.  So, I think when it comes to August, I better follow through with it so we don’t struggle too much when we have to wake up extra early when school starts again.

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One of the fun activities my Kids and I love to do in the Summer is to create these popsicles together.  My Kids love their pops with fresh fruits in them and that’s totally approved by me.  Still remember the Meyer Lemonade recipe here?  That recipe became a staple in my fridge this summer and I used them to make these Popsicle this time.  It’s so refreshing!  The sweet and tartness compliment the fresh fruit nicely in these pops.  Of course, you can also use fruit juice as well.  I tried them with mango nectar,  orange juice, apple juice, pineapple juice, and coconut water before and they are all wonderful.  I love using the Meyer Lemonade because the liquid is pretty much clear and you can see the different colors from the fresh fruit in the pops, which is quite pretty.  Don’t you think?  

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One of the fruits we love inside the popsicles is kiwi fruit.  Here’s a quick and easy way to peel and slice them.  First, wash and pad dry the skin of the kiwi.  I always do so with any kinds of fruit to make sure the skin is clean when you cut through it.  Slice the top and bottom of the kiwi, as shown in the picture below.

How To cut and peel a Kiwi

With a pairing knife, go around the kiwi and cut off the skin vertically as shown in the picture below.  Try not to cut off too much flesh, if possible.  Be careful of your fingers, the kiwi fruit could be a little slippery when the skin is peeled.

How To cut and peel a Kiwi

Then, turn the kiwi to the side and you can slice it to the thickness you like.  Make sure the knife is sharp so you can cut through the flesh easily.

How To cut and peel a Kiwi

And now, I have a confession to make.  I've been making my Popsicle with my Zoku Quick Pop Maker that I've won from a fellow blogger’s giveaway (thank you again, Yvette).  It’s probably the easiest and fastest way to make popsicles, and they are ready in as little as 7 minutes!  Again, you can make these pops with the traditional popsicle molds such as these.  My Little Boy loves this Zoku maker because it’s amazing how fast the pops are ready.  My Little Boy is also my little time keeper when we make popsicles.  It’s a great way for him to learn how to tell the time and practice on addition.  Of course, he’s also the one picking out different fruit to add into these pops as well.  I was a little surprised that he requested to add the kumquat that I got from my In-Law’s garden.  I was going to make candied kumquat instead but haven’t had a chance to do that just yet.  I’m so happy for his suggestion.  Not only the kumquats add some lovely orange color to these pops, they were really tasty as well.  They compliment the citrus flavor from the lemonade perfectly.  We also added raspberries in this batch.  But really, you can use any fruit that you love, strawberries, peaches, blueberries, grapes etc. 

My Zoku

So, what are the fun activities that you've been enjoying this summer?  For me, hanging out with my Kiddos and enjoying some colorful popsicles definitely top my list.  Do you have some fun and educational activities for kids that you want to share?  Please do so in the comment below.  I would love to hear from you because keeping my Kids brains busy is one of my priorities as well.  Stay cool and have fun!

Lemonade Popsicles with Mixed Fruits http://uTry.it




Lemonade Popsicles with Mixed Fruits: (Printable Recipe)
Makes: 6 popscicles
1 Kiwi, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup raspberries, cut in half
6 kumquat, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup Meyer Lemonade (or you can use any fruit juice of your choice)

For Zoku Maker:  Place the Zoku maker in the freezer overnight.  When ready to make the Popsicles, place fruits in Zoku maker, put the plastic sticks in place before adding lemonade or fruit juice.  Wait for 7 minutes before removing pops from mold.  (Please follow manufacturer instructions for the Zoku maker).    

For traditional mold, add fruit and lemonade in plastic mold, add the sticks and place in freezer until popsicles are frozen.  (Please follow your pop maker’s manufacturer instructions.)



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122 comments:

  1. Homemade Popsicles - cant get much better than that!

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    1. Thank you, Belinda. Glad you like these too. :)

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  2. wow they look so summery and fresh, love the brilliant colours from fresh fruits.

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    1. Thank you, Amrita. Oh sure, my kids and I love the colorful fruits too. :)

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  3. Amy these might be the prettiest popsicles, and the easiest. Congrats on your win, awesome win.
    And keeping the kids on a routine, well hah.......didn't happen...but I'm hoping in August things are in place. But summer is good, thanks for asking. We've been hiking, cycling and baking a lot.

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    1. Thank you, Asha. I agree, these are super easy to make.

      I know....so hard to keep the schedule. hahaha...but I'm glad you're enjoying the summer and having fun too. :)

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  4. what a coinsidence, i just made this with a "tropical" themes..
    pinneaple, young coconut and jack fruit.....
    refreshing!

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    1. Yum...how refreshing. I love your tropical theme ones too. We can all use a little frozen pops in the hot weather. :)

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  5. What a fun recipe to do with kids! This would be perfect for the hot weather this summer :)

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    1. Thank you. Totally, my kids love helping me to make (and eat) these pops.

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  6. Wow, wow & more wow!!! Its just stunning and I adore the adding of fruits. Been trying to buy the mold but have not been successful. I need to hit the town to look for it.

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    1. Thank you, Navaneetham. This mold is very convenience. But of course, the traditional ones would work too, just need more freezing time, that's all. :)

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  7. Amy, I love these colourful popsicles. They illustrate perfectly the spirit of hot, sunny summer! Thank you for the kiwi peeling tutorial. It sounds easy indeed!

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    1. Thank you, Sissi. Glad you like these fruit pops. :) MY family really enjoys them in the summer.

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  8. Been eating lots of popsicles too...these with fresh fruits look so pleasant and refreshing.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I know, it's so good to have a popsicle to cool down in the hot weather.

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  9. Love this idea, great colours from the fruit and clear lemonade.

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    1. Thank you, Caroline. Glad you like these lemonade fruit pops. :)

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  10. Wow these are beautiful Popsicles. Your son has such good taste, look at how colorful these awe. I'm sure they're so tasty. I want to make some.

    During the holidays I use to work part time at Williams Sonoma and the the Zoku was such a huge hit for gifts even in winter. I never bought them but now wished I had.

    As for fun things to do to keep the kids busy during the summer: painting outdoors, have a carnival and invite the neighborhood. Charge a fee that goes to the charity of choice. I did this with my kids but did it myself as a child and raised a lot of money. It's fun and educational. I also wrote a post on this subject, " creating memories" take a look and maybe you'll get some ideas.
    http://www.vickibensinger.com/2011/08/memories-cooking-with-kids.html?preview=true&preview_id=195&preview_nonce=bdf25486e5

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    1. Thank you so much for your great suggestion, Vicki. I love all your ideas of creating memories together. :) Your post is a wonderful read too.

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  11. I love being able to see the slices of fruit in these pops, Amy! Healthy and delicious too. What a great little popsicle maker!

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    1. Thank you. Same here, I love that I can see through the fruit inside these pops as well. :) I love how refreshing they are.

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  12. I've never seen a homemade pops so colourful and full of goodness! Have a great rest on the holiday! I just love school holiday, being lazy and recharge for a better school year!

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    1. Thank you, Veronica. Hehe....I know, it's been a wonderful holiday so far spending time with the kiddos. :)

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  13. What beautiful popsicles! And how awesome that they're ready in just 7 minutes...so cool!!! (no pun intended) Glad to know you're having such a fun summer :)

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    1. Thank you, Amy. Yeah, this pop maker is so amazing. :) The kids just love to see the pop literally ready right before their eyes. :)

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  14. Healthy, easy to whip up, so colorful and I'm betting yummy, too! What a fab snack! Keep enjoying this lovely summer! :) xo T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much, Tina. Glad you love this easy and simple summer treat. :)

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  15. Your ice lollies are so coloful and healthy way to get some extra fruits into our kids over the summer. I love your new little device.

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    1. Thank you, BAM. My kids love these pops. The more fruit the merrier for them. :)

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  16. So pretty! I just got a zoku- will have to try these. :)

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    1. Thank you. Oh..great you've got the Zoku maker too. You're going to have fun making different pops. :) Enjoy.

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  17. Wow, such gorgeous looking popsicles! I love how these showcase the pretty and colorful fruits :) Such a fun, healthy and refreshing snack for the kids and so happy to hear that you are all enjoying the summer so far:)

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    1. Thank you, Kelly. Glad you like these popsicles. :) Yes, I especially love all those fruits in them.

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  18. Such pretty popsicles! And really lovely how you incorporate cooking and learning with your kids. Summer is flying by, as usual...hope you all enjoy the rest of it!

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I know, can't believe Summer is almost over! Gotta make every minute counts. :) Hope you're enjoying your summer too.

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  19. Se ve exquisito y saludable buen trabajo Amy presioso para los niños,hugs,hugs.

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    1. Gracias. Me alegro de que te encantará estas golosinas coloridas y saludables. Sí, tengo que trabajar con los niños todo el tiempo. De lo contrario, puede ser que se olvide lo que han aprenden de la escuela. :)

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  20. Your popsicles are beautiful!! Love the bright colors!!! Brings an instant smile to anyones face

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love these popsicles as much as we do. :)

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  21. The popsicles you made are so colourful and pretty! Looks too good to be eaten but they must taste very refreshing. Really a work of art.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mun. :) These are so refreshing that we only admired the beauty for a few seconds and had to dig in. :P

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  22. Those pictures just scream Summer!!! I like all the different colors instead of a single colored pop. Very festive.

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    1. Thank you, Tina. Glad you love these colorful and refreshing pops.

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  23. These look delicious and are absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to try them! : )

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    1. Thank you, Danielle. Please let me know how you like them if you try. :)

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  24. These are almost too pretty to eat! Almost....

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    1. Almost is the right word! :P We only admired these beauties for a few seconds before eating them all up like no one's business. LOL

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  25. These popsicles look like a serious party! All those pretty fruit colors.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Yes, it's also tastes like party in my mouth too. Glad you love it.

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  26. What pretty popsicles! And flavorful and relatively healthy, too. This really is inspired - and something I should try! Thanks so much.

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    1. Thank you. :) Glad you love these pops. Yes, if you want to make them super healthy, just fresh fruit juice or fresh coconut water. I've tried them all and all came out tasty and refreshing.

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  27. Your popsicles are gorgeous and they sound so delicious. What a fun thing to make with your kids!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. Oh yeah...the kids love these pops. I love their creativity in choosing different fruit too.

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  28. These are soooo gorgeous. Almost too pretty to eat. Almost! ;)
    By the way, there's an easier way to peel kiwi. Just cut off both ends of the kiwi, then take a spoon and run it around the edge of the fruit. The whole thing should come out easily.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you like these pops. Great tips on cutting the kiwi. :) Thanks for sharing your way. I'll give that a try next time. ;)

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  29. Hi Amy - these are amazing
    I am nominating you for a Liebster Award. Technically it’s for blogs with fewer than 200 followers. If you choose to accept there are some procedures you need to follow.
    1. Post 11 facts about yourself
    2. Answer 11 questions that I came up with (link to questions below)
    3. Nominate 11 blogs that have less than 200 followers and ask then 11 questions.

    my questions which are also posted here are:
    http://runninsrilankan.com/2013/07/28/its-the-liebst…ward-post-yall/

    1. What is an interesting book you have read so far?
    2. If you woke up with a sore throat and runny/stuffy nose - would you run/workout in an attempt to "sweat the bug out" ?
    3. Why do you blog?
    4. What is an interesting movie you have seen so far?
    5. Ping pong or badminton?
    6. Would you rather run a mile with a blister or a cramp?
    7. You have one meal a year to eat whatever you want without gaining an ounce - what would this meal consist of (you only have 30 minutes)?
    8. What is a blog you read everyday?
    9. If you won the lottery what is the first thing you would buy?
    10. Cats or Dogs?
    11. When you are stuck in traffic and all the other lanes are moving -but yours; would you change lanes or wait it out?

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    1. First of all, thank you so much for nominating my blog with the Liebster Award. However, I don't feel right accepting it. I might have fewer than 200 followers on Google+, since that's a new program that I joined not long ago. However, I have way more than 200 followers on GFC, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. :) But I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness.

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  30. Oh how fun are these??! Love it! Need to get some popsicle molds asap :)

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. Oh yeah....pops are so much fun to eat in the summer. You can also use small paper cups if you don't have the mold. ;)

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  31. These popsicles sure appeal to my eyes, and I'm sure they would also appeal to my tastebuds! So bright and beautiful! Glad you are having so much fun with you kiddos:)

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Glad you love these super fun pops too. :)

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  32. These are so pretty! And the best part is it's all natural.

    ~Jayne (tenacioustinkering.com)

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    1. Thank you, Jayne. totally agree. Love naturally gorgeous and colorful food. :)

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  33. What better way to tame the hot summer? A treat for the eyes too. Love the gorgeous photos, Amy.

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    1. Thank you, Lail. Yes, these are really refreshing treats for the hot weather. So glad you like them too. :)

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  34. 7 MINUTES!!!??! 7!??? Sorry I don't mean to scream :) - I have seen Zoku's and have been thinking they might be a good idea. But no where in their 'marketing' descriptions did I see that pops are ready in 7 minutes. That's pretty much all they had to say! and your summer sounds wonderful (and delicious)I can only imagine how the kids are enjoying. shedule smedule

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    1. LOL...it's alright. It think I screamed a little when I saw the instructions that the pops will be ready in 7 minutes too! :D Yup...and they really deliver their promise too. It's a great pop maker.

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    2. btw I've been having so much fun with the zoku! The whole family pretty much get's hysterical and claps when we pull out the ice pops... :):)

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  35. another wonderful dish, beautifully photographed. I love this sort of food and you make it sound so easy.

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    1. Thank you. OH...these pop are truly easy to prepare. plus, you can use fresh fruit juice instead of lemonade....so, it's even easier that way. ;)

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  36. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog dear ♥
    I'm following you :)

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    1. thank you so much, Mara. Appreciate it.

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  37. I so need a mold like this. I'm obviously missing out. I love how neat yours look and it sounds amazing, Amy!!

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Glad you like these pops. The Zoku maker is definitely fun. But regular popsicle molds work just as find too. :) Stay cool my friend.

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  38. Wow, i wish my kids were little so I could make these. They are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, Abbe. Hehe....the kids and grown ups in my house like these just the same. :P It's a refreshing way to cool down.

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  39. such a burst of colorful fruits in these refreshing popsicles...adorable :-)

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    1. Thank you, Kumars. :) Glad you love these pops too.

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  40. They look stunning! Lovely clicks & these have been in my todo list for a long time. Now looking at urs I am so tempted to make these soon

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    1. Thank you, glad you like these pops. Oh...try them soon. I'm sure you'll have fun and really enjoy these popsicles. They are refreshing and such a good way to eat more fruit.

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  41. Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm happy you did it because now I know about your blog full of mouthwatering recipes. These popsicles look beautiful and I'm sure they taste divine!

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    1. Thank you, Angela. Glad you love these pops. :) You have a beautiful blog yourself. I'm happy that I've found yours too.

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  42. Amy, wonderful, colorful and healthy summertime treats for kids of all ages! I should really get one of these Zokus, I have seen them in a high-end kitchenware store around here but could not make myself buy one - yet...
    Have a great Tuesday!

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    1. Thank you, Andrea. Yeah...these pops are good for kids and grown ups too, and you know who. ;) The Zoku is wonderful, really speed up the process. but you can also make these pops in regular pop molds. They would taste just as good.

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  43. I have a Zoku! I'm gonna make it! Lovely and colorful popsicles I have ever seen!

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    1. Yay, so excited to hear you have an Zoku maker too! Have fun and hope you'll enjoy these pops.

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  44. These popsicles look so pretty, love the fresh fruits in it...this are perfect for the weather that we hare experiencing...
    Thanks for the recipe Amy and hope you are having a fun week :)

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    1. Thank you, Juliana. Glad you love these pops! YEs, they are super refreshing. hope you'll give them a try soon.

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  45. Not only are they pretty, but the look so refreshing. Love the different fruit mix!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Thank you so much, Kim. Yes, these are super refreshing. They are so good especially when weather is hot.

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  46. The popsicles are definitely lovely! I can imagine it melting in my mouth and cooling the thirsty throat.

    Thank you for swinging by my blog, Amy. =)

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    1. Thank you, Waverly Charlotte. Glad you love these pops. Yes, they are super refreshing and I make them all summer long to quench the thirst. :)

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  47. These are so beautiful and I would love to have one or two :) in this summer heat. Have a great day Amy!

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    1. Thank you so much. Glad you love these refreshing pops too. I've been eating them almost everyday! Love the mixed fruit in them.

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  48. These are perfection!! I love fruity popsicles and these are so so pretty!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Kiran. I agree, fruity pops are just so good. They brighten up my days. :)

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  49. These are gorgeous popsicles, Amy!!! So bright and colorful...the kiwis are the perfect touch!

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    1. Thank you, Liz. Glad you like these pops and the fruit in them.

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  50. These are so pretty, something that everyone will love!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, these are great for both kids and grown ups. :P We eat them all the time.

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  51. Delicious & tempting popsicle, too pretty to eat. Thank you Amy for visiting :)

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    1. Thank you, Ambreen. Glad you love these pops too. :) And nothing is too pretty to eat, especially in my house. LOL...

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    2. Thank you, Ambreen. Hehe...nothing is too pretty to eat in my house. My kids finished them all in no time. :P

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  52. These are amazing, and so beautiful! What a great idea, thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Glad you like these fruit pops. :) Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend.

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  53. I love homemade popsicles and these fruit ones are so pretty!

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    1. Thank you, Nami. :) I agree, homemade pops are so much fun. Have a lovely weekend ahead.

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  54. These look extremely good! I would love to try one or two:)

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    1. Thank you, Olga. Yes, these were so good. My kids ask for them all the time. :)

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  55. These are so pretty! And I have never seen a popsicle maker like that before.

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    1. Thank you. Oh...that is one amazing pop maker. But of course, you don't need it to make these pops. Just a regular pop mold will do.

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  56. Hi Amy, I so love your lemonade Popsicle, so colourful and refreshing. Too beautiful to be eaten but then it's so inviting. LOL
    Nice click!

    Best regards.

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    1. :) thank you, Amelia. hehe....nothing to too pretty to eat, according to my kids. They would jump for joy and start eating without wasting a second. Hahaha...

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  57. THESE look fantastic. What a wonderful way to use fresh fruit.

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    1. Thank you. Glad you love these pops with fresh fruit.

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  58. Hi Amy. .first time here n I just fell in love with these cute popsicle. Definitely will be adding in fruits next time.

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    1. Thank you, Sona. Glad you love these fruit pops. Have fun and stay cool!

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  59. Visually stunning! And such a great way to get kids to eat more fruit. Pinning them!

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    1. Thank you, Paula. Glad you love these pop and appreciate your pin. ;) Have a beautiful weekend. Take care.

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  60. quick and colourful to make...so nice to eat this without worrying the calories content...yummy..love your popsicles.

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  61. These will be so refreshing now that the temperature is pushing 100 degrees!

    Noreen at craftyjournal.com

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