But they are an oft-overlooked fruit. Which is why I was thuh-rilled to find a popsicle all to themselves. OK, so there's lime juice in there. And sugar, of course. But it's just for support and doesn't overwhelm. We served these up at a playdate at our house, and all five kids age 3 to 5 ate them up. Three cheers for fruit in any form! Especially this one.
Kiwi Pops1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups sliced kiwis, with or without peel (that's right!)3/4 cup fresh lime juice
1. In a saucepan, combine 1 cup water and the sugar. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Refrigerate for 10 minutes or longer to cool.2. Combine the kiwis and lime juice in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
3. Add the sugar water and 1 1/2 cups cold water to the kiwi mixture and process again to combine.
4. Pour the mixture into your pop molds. Insert the sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
5. Remove from the freezer; let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before removing the pops from the molds. Makes six 8-oz or eight 6-oz pops
VariationsKiwi & Strawberry Pops: Reduce the kiwi to 2 cups. Add 1 cup strawberries in step 2. Add an additional 1/2 cup sliced strawberries to the molds in step 4.
Kiwi & Pineapple Pops: Reduce the kiwi to 2 cups. Replace the water with pineapple juice. Add 1 1/2 cups fresh pineapple chunks to the molds in step 4.
Recipe from POPS! Icy Treats for Everyone by Krystina Castella