Ricotta Pops

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2 cups (500mL) assorted fresh summer fruit or berries

2 cups (500mL) low-fat ricotta

¼ cup (60mL) sugar or honey, to taste

1 tbsp fresh lime juice

Ricotta Pops

The majority of store-bought summer treats all contain high volumes of milk and cream. This lighter version still includes dairy, but the ricotta's high protein level keeps young, active children fueled for long summer days. It also helps active adults keep up with their kids.

Servings: 6
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Nutritional Information

1 serving - 1 pop

Calories (kcal) 168.2

Fat (g) 6.6

Saturated Fat (g) 4.1

Trans Fat (g) 0

Cholesterol (mg) 25.4

Sodium (mg) 103.1

Carbohydrate (g) 18.2

Fibre (g) 1.2

Protein (g) 9.7


In a food processor or blender, puree fruit until smooth. If using berries, the puree can be strained to omit seeds.Once blended, add in the ricotta, sugar or honey and lime juice. Blend again until smooth.

Divide mixture evenly between your favourite popsicle molds. If you don't own a mold, use small or medium disposable Dixie cups and popsicle sticks.

Freeze overnight for best results, or till completely solid, about 4 hours. Makes 6-10 servings, depending on size.

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