Tropical Sunset Ice Pops
It's easy to stack up the different blocks of color in these juicy pops; mix and match with other fruits, like peach and raspberry, to get the effect you like.
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- Yield: Makes 6
Photography: Con Poulos
- 1 pound pineapple, cubed (about 3 cups)
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 pound strawberries, hulled and halved (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup 100 percent white-grape juice
- 2 ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted, and cut into pieces (about 2 cups)
In a blender, combine pineapple and 2 tablespoons sugar and blend until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary. Pour through a fine-mesh sieve into a medium bowl, pressing on solids (you should have about 1 1/2 cups puree); discard solids. Rinse out blender. Add strawberries, 1/4 cup juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar; blend until smooth. Pour through a clean sieve into another medium bowl, pressing on solids (you should have about 1 1/2 cups puree); discard solids. Repeat process with mango, 1/4 cup juice, and 2 tablespoons sugar (you should have about 1 1/2 cups puree).
Divide pineapple puree evenly among six 8-ounce plastic cups. Freeze just until frozen, 45 minutes. Pour a layer of strawberry puree over pineapple layer, dividing evenly. Top with mango puree and insert ice-pop sticks. Freeze until solid, 6 hours (or up to 2 weeks).