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Not your toddler's Rainbow Popsicles --- these healthy frozen fruit popsicles are made with exotic fruits like mango, dragon fruit, papaya, golden kiwi and black raspberry to tempt the most sophisticated palates.
- ½ ripe papaya
- 1 ripe mango
- 1 cup raspberries
- 1 cup black raspberries or blackberries
- ½ honeydew melon
- 1 dragon fruit
- Scoop the seeds from the papaya and than scoop out the flesh. Puree in a small food processor until smooth.
- Peel the mango with a serrated peeler and slice the meat from around the large pit. Cut in chunks and puree.
- Puree the the red and black berries.
- Cut the honeydew in chunks and puree.
- Cut the dragonfruit in half and scoop out the flesh. Puree.
- It's helpful but not essential to chill all the purees.
- Put the first layer in the bottom of each of 10 popsicle molds. This layer can be as thick or as thin as you like. You can make identical popsicles or mix and match the order of your stripes. Put the mold in the freezer and freeze until the first layer is solid --- approximately 1 1/2 hours.
- Set down your second layer, and then cover the top of the mold tightly with foil. Make a tiny slit in the center of each opening with the tip of a sharp knife, and then slide a popsicle stick in. Freeze again for 1 1/2 hours.
- After the second layer is frozen and your sticks are set, you can remove the foil. Continue to layer the popsicles until they are full.
- To remove the popsicles fill your sink with hot tap water and immerse the mold up to, but not over, the top lip of the mold for about 6 seconds. If the popsicles don't slide out, immerse it for a few more seconds. Use immediately or wrap in plastic and return to the freezer.