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Icy Fruit Pops

 Icy Fruit Pops
My grandmother made these pineapple treats for my brother and me when we were little. Today, the pops remain a cool and simple snack that delights kids of all ages. —Le Ann Kane of Forsyth, Illinois
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 1/2 cup sugar
  • 5 medium firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices and quartered
  • 1 can (12 ounces) diet ginger ale
  • 24 maraschino cherries or fresh strawberries
  • 24 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, water, orange juice concentrate,
  • lemonade concentrate and sugar substitute. Stir in the bananas and
  • ginger ale.
  • Place a cherry in each cup; fill with pineapple mixture. Top with
  • foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm.
  • Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 66 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1 fruit.