4 Ingredient Tropical Ice Pops (No added sugar, paleo, whole foods, dairy free)

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We’re in the middle of a huge heat wave here in North Carolina. It’s HOT!

Easy-to-make tropical ice pops that taste SO good. AIP, Paleo, Whole 30, diary-free, no sugar added, real food ingredients. So simple. So Good.

When it gets hot like this, I often think about the men and women who earn their living outside working in this heat. Whew!

I love doing random acts of kindness with my kids. I see a lot of random acts of kindness around Christmas time, but what about the rest of the year?

Thinking about this inspired me to think of something nice to do for the garbage pick-up guys that faithfully pick up our trash every week.

What’s better than an ice-cold ice pop on a hot summer day? Their job isn’t glamorous and it isn’t in an air-conditioned corner office. How many customers offer thanks to them for the work they do? I really hope this blesses them!

homemade ice pop

Added bonus? Sine this recipe is all-natural, there are tons of great vitamins such as vitamin c, manganese, copper, b vitamins, folate, fiber, calcium, and potassium. Winning!

This ice pop recipe calls for just 4 ingredients

homemade tropical ice pops

I knew I wanted to create something tropical flavored. Something that tasted like an all-inclusive beach vacation. White sandy beaches and turquoise water… Sigh.

The best part about this recipe is not only how delicious it tastes, but also the simple ingredients.

The ingredients in this ice pop are: pineapple, orange juice, ice, and water. I know! So simple, right?!

Let’s get started!

First, juice your orange. I got out about 1/3 cup of orange juice out of this orange.

Next, juice your orange. I got out about 1/3 cup of orange juice out of this orange. Pro tip! Microwave your orange a few seconds and then roll it on the counter before you start juicing it. This will help the juice come out easier. You could also use plain ole orange juice you have in your fridge if you don't want to go to the trouble of juicing your own orange.

Pro tip! Microwave your orange a few seconds and then roll it on the counter before you start juicing it. This will help the juice come out easier.

You could also use plain ole orange juice you have in your fridge if you don’t want to go to the trouble of juicing your own orange.

Next, dice up your pineapple. You can also buy one that’s been pre-chopped at the grocery store to save a little time.

homemade tropical ice pops

 

Next combine your pineapple, OJ, ice and 1/3 cup of water in your blender. Blend til smooth. Mmmm, smells good.

homemade tropical ice pops

Go ahead and grab a spoon and have a taste.

You could just stop here and drink it all up. Seriously good.

homemade tropical ice pops

Using a funnel, pour your mixture into popsicle molds. I like to use these silicone ones. But since we are giving these away, I’m using these disposable ones called Zipzicle. (You can get them on Amazon here.)

 

Homemade tropical ice pops

Tip: Be sure to write the contents/date on your ice pop before you fill it. ‘Learned this the hard way! Haha!

homemade tropical ice pops

 

Freeze about 2-3 hours or until solid. Enjoy!

Homemade Tropical Ice Pops Recipe

Yields: 9 ice pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple, diced
  • 1/3 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions:

1- Squeeze juice from one orange, set aside.

2- Chop pineapple into chunks.

3- Add orange juice, pineapple, water, and ice to blender.

4- Blend til smooth.

5- Fill ice pop molds and freeze 2-3 hours or until frozen solid.

If you give these a try, be sure to drop me a comment and let me know how it goes!

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