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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


  • 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 wooden pop sticks


  • In a large bowl, combine the pineapple, water, orange juice
  • concentrate, lemonade concentrate and sugar substitute. Stir in the
  • bananas and ginger ale.
  • Place a cherry in each of twenty-four 3-oz. paper cups; fill with
  • pineapple mixture. Insert wooden pop sticks. Cover and 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.