Summer Sunshine Fruit Pops Are DIY Fruity Goodness

Fruit, yogurt, juice, and honey are all you need to make this summertime sweet treat

By Charlotte Linde, publisher of Macaroni KID EATS and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids July 18, 2023

Looking for a delicious and fun summer recipe that your kids can make? 

These Summer Sunshine Fruit Pops are a perfect treat to beat the heat, and let your little ones showcase their creativity in the kitchen. 

With just a few simple ingredients, this recipe will keep them engaged, refreshed, and excited to enjoy their homemade frozen delights.

At Macaroni KID, we skip the fluff and get straight to the good stuff. No need to scroll through pages of unnecessary content — our recipes are easy to find. Now let's get cooking!

Summer Sunshine Fruit Pops


  • 2 cups fresh orange juice (you can also use other favorite fruit juices)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (vanilla or your preferred flavor)
  • 2 Tbsp. honey (optional, for added sweetness)
  • Assorted fresh fruits (such as sliced strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, or diced mango)

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Using fruit juice other than orange juice, different flavored yogurts, or bigger chunks of fruit can create different looks for your Summer Sunshine Fruit Pops!


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the juice, Greek yogurt, and honey (if using). Stir well until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Set out your ice pop molds or small paper cups on a tray.
  3. Help kids pour the orange juice and yogurt mixture into the molds, filling them about two-thirds of the way.
  4. Now comes the fun part! Let your kids drop their favorite fresh fruits into each ice pop mold. They can mix and match different fruits or create colorful layers.
  5. Once the molds are filled with juice, yogurt, and fruits, insert ice pop sticks into each mold, ensuring they stand upright. (Mom Tip: If using paper cups, insert sticks after the mixture has partially frozen for about an hour. This helps the sticks stay upright.)
  6. Place the tray of fruit pops in the freezer and let them freeze for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely solid.
  7. When ready to enjoy, remove the fruit pops from the molds by briefly running them under warm water or gently squeezing the paper cups.
  8. Serve the Summer Sunshine Fruit Pops immediately, and let your kids savor their homemade frozen treats!

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So grab those ice pop sticks, freeze that fruity goodness, and let your kids lick their way to a brain freeze and a summer full of memories!

Charlotte Linde is the publisher of Macaroni KID EATS and Macaroni KID Cedar Rapids, Iowa.