Easy Any-Juice Ice Pops

Photo: Con Poulos
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Use just about any fruit -- we like watermelon, grapefruit, kiwi, or pomegranate -- to make these simple, refreshing treats.


  • cup sugar

  • 2 cups fruit juice, nectar, or puree, such as watermelon, grapefruit, or pineapple


  1. In a small saucepan, bring sugar and 1/3 cup water to a boil over high, stirring until sugar dissolves. Transfer to a 4-cup liquid measuring cup or medium bowl and refrigerate until cool, 30 minutes. Stir in juice. Pour mixture into eight 3-ounce ice-pop molds. Insert ice-pop sticks and freeze until solid, 6 hours (or up to 2 weeks).

Cook's Notes

To make your own fruit purees, peel and pit fruit, then blend until smooth. For completely smooth pops, pour the puree through a fine-mesh sieve. A little citrus pulp or kiwi seeds in the finished pop adds texture.

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