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Icy Fruit Pops Recipe

Icy Fruit Pops Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing YIELD:24 servings

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

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine pineapple, water, orange juice concentrate, lemonade concentrate and sugar substitute. Stir in the bananas and ginger ale.
  • 2. Place a cherry in each cup; fill with pineapple mixture. Top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Splenda no-calorie sweetener.

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.