These fruity ice pops have summer written all over them. Perfect for those super hot days, wholefoodie and author Taline Gabrielian, founder of Hippie Lane, loves having a stash of these in the freezer ready for when she needs a refreshing sweet hit. “Beautiful layers of fresh vibrant colours inspired by the perfect sunset, you get the taste of 5 fruity flavours with each pop. I like mine with a hit of mint and lime juice in each layer. Taste as you go and decide whether you want to add less or more,” she says.

A fave with kids and adults alike, these sunset ice pops will be your new summer go-to. This recipe makes 16 gluten free, dairy free, vegan, nut free and refined sugar free ice pops.

INGREDIENTS

Yellow

  • ¾ cup apple juice
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ cup pineapple, chopped
  • ½ cup mango, chopped

Orange

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves chopped
  • 1 medium orange, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup mango, chopped
  • ½ cup strawberries, chopped

Pink

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves
  • ¾ cup strawberries, chopped
  • 1/2 – 1 medium orange, chopped

Red

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves
  • ¾ cup strawberries, chopped
  • ½ cup blueberries

Purple

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1-2 tsp lime juice (to taste)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves
  • ¾ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup strawberries, chopped

METHOD:

  1. To make the yellow layer, combine the ingredients in a high speed blender and blitz till smooth.
  2. Pour approx. 3 tbsp of mixture into each ice pop mould and set in freezer for up to 20 minutes to set.
  3. Repeat process with orange, pink, red and purple layers, setting the ice pop moulds in the freezer between each layer to ensure each layer is set firm before adding your next layer.
  4. When you have filled your set of moulds, set in freezer for at least a few hours before removing the pops from their moulds. I run mine briefly under running hot water which helps them to slip out of the moulds effortlessly.
  5. Repeat process with remaining mixture. You will have enough to make approx. 15 pops.

Taline likes her pops sweetened by the fruit with a touch of lime for a sweet and sour result. If you like yours sweeter, you can add coconut sugar, rice malt or maple syrup to each layer as desired. If you prefer less lime juice, add as you go, tasting and adding accordingly.