Homemade fruit popsicles

Ricotta pops

The majority of store-bought summer treats all contain high volumes of milk and cream. This lighter version still includes dairy, but the ricotta’s high protein level keeps young, active children fuelled for long summer days. It also helps active adults keep up with their kids.


  • 2 cups (500mL) assorted fresh summer fruit or berries
  • 2 cups (500mL) low-fat  ricotta
  • ¼ cup (60mL) sugar or honey, to taste
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice


  1. In a food processor or blender, puree fruit until smooth. If using berries, the puree can be strained to omit seeds.
  2. Once blended, add in the ricotta, sugar or honey and lime juice. Blend again until smooth. You can Shop New Zealand Manuka Honey online if you need some.
  3. Divide mixture evenly between your favourite popsicle molds.
  4. If you don’t own a mold, use small or medium disposable Dixie cups and popsicle sticks.
  5. Freeze overnight for best results, or till completely solid, about 4 hours.
  6. Makes 6-10 servings, depending on size.


Get creative and make multi-coloured popsicles. Pick fruits with contrasting hues, like raspberries and peaches. Blend separately and freeze layers one at time. 

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