Weekly DIY-Trop-sicles

It has been super warm in my home-town of Portland ,OR. Don’t get my wrong, I don’t mind heat, but it has reached the high 90’s AND we have had thunderstorms ! Thant makes for a muggy, sticky, hot day.

My husband, step-kids, and myself have been enjoying making different concoctions of stevia sweetened lemonade to keep cool. We have made cooling rosewater lemonade, extra tart lemon-limeade, and recently ‘Tropical lemonade’ with lemon, lime, frozen strawberries, frozen pineapple chunks, stevia to sweeten it, and of course water. A big hit!

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We decided it was time to be even MORE creative and make some homemade Trop-sicles! This is fun speak for tropical Popsicle. Not only was it super easy to make, but the kids have so much fun choosing what yummy fruit gets to be frozen in the middle. Ours was on the simpler side, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go hog wild and fruit it up! Be creative, and best of all these are super healthy!

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Sugar free Trop-sicles

For this project you will need the following ingredients and supplies :

Large measuring cup

Popsicle molds(we used a mold that made 4)

Truvia or stevia packets

True lime packets (or lime juice is fine)

Water

Orange juice

Choice of frozen fruit

With your 16 ounce measuring cup, add 1/2 cup of lemon juice, and 5 true lime packets. True lime is crystallized lime. If you do not have this, that is fine!  Add 1/4 cup lime juice, and 1/4 cup of orange juice.Put 4-5 packets of Stevia or Truvia, add more or less depending on how sweet or sour you like your pops.  Fill the measuring cup with water, stir and adjust as needed. Tasting is the fun part! Set aside measuring cup. Grab your molds and add several chunks of pineapple. Add other fruit to make it to your liking(we only added pineapple), but remember to cut the chunks small , and do not over fill.

Pour in your liquid,secure your Popsicle sticks in and pop in freezer for 4-6 hours.

Save the rest of your liquid and drink it as yummy lemonade. ENJOY!

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