Another quick and easy sugar-free iced option is frozen juice pops (lollies). This one really brings me back to my childhood. I have many memories of hot summer days that involve these treats. My mother was really into natural foods and organics, and although we were never weaned off ice cream, she tried to keep our sugar intake down by making these. We ate them quite happily indeed.
What’s really brilliant is that you can choose a juice that you (or your little ones) like and make the frozen equivalent. It’s hard to go wrong with that!
I found a form for the pops in my local hardware store, and nothing could be easier in terms of making them. Simply pour the juice into the form, insert the stick, and put it in the freezer. Within a couple of hours, you will have a wonderfully refreshingÂ frozen snack.
It’s definitely worth buying the good stuff here or using fresh juice. There are many delicious organic juices that you can find in health food shops. In any case, the taste will reflect the quality of the juice, and clearly if you add a juice mix that has sugar in it, it will not be sugar-free!
My favourites were and are:
- Pomegranate Juice
- Orange Juice
- Grape Juice (red grapes)
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6 thoughts on “Frozen Juice Pops”
These actually sound like something I could manage to make at home! Although fruit juices are a really high GI food and they send your blood sugar soaring. Innocent smoothies and juicy water work out quite well on the GI scale -they are low to mid foods but the smoothies don’t freeze that well – although just sticking that carton in the freezer and hoping for the best isn’t really all that sensible!
Yeah, these are not for every diet, but at least there’s no refined sugar there…
These are just beautiful!
I don’t think we have such lovely pop-holders in the US…
Pomegranete juice YUM..would be nice to throw in a few seeds for surprise too…
You may want to consider The Juice and Smoothie Association, (JASA). Their site has industry information and recipe books. Go to:
This certainly gives me memories, sucking on juice pops was more of a ritual than anything else for me and my family when we were younger, nonetheless, excellent post, very informative, I especially like the health conscious aspects of it all.
Thanks for that. My son has a terrible aversion to eating fruit for some reason, so I make the fruit into smoothies for him and then he can’t get enough of it! I also found some great smoothie recipes here and thought I’d share – lots of other great ideas there.