Not being satisfied with the selection of popsicles in the grocer's freezer(or the price of the 'healthy' ones), I searched and searched for a recipe to make popsicles comparable to the commercial ones, yet free of preservatives, colorings, and other additives.
I was blessed last winter to come across a PBS cooking show where they were making foods from Mexico, and this recipe was featured.
Here is how I do it:
Fruity Minty-Lime Popsicles
In food processor, combine and pulse until finely chopped:
3/4 cup sugar (I use cane sugar in order to avoid GMO Beet sugar)
2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped mint leaves(I have been using dried peppermint from my herb garden)
Pour sugar mixture into bowl.
Add and stir until thoroughly combined and sugar is dissolved:
2/3 cup lime juice (I use Santa Cruz Organic Lime Juice)
2 cups sparkling water
In prepared popsicle molds(or other suitable containers), place pieces of frozen fruit. We use frozen pineapple, blueberries, and strawberries(my favorite).
Fill with lime mixture to about 1/4 inch from top. Insert popsicle stick/lid and put in freezer to freeze for a few hours until firm.