Kick back, relax, and don’t worry about cleaning up after your kids with these delicious No-Drip Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit Ice Pops! A simple, but special, ingredient makes this tropical treat mess-free and stress-free.
Here comes summer! For me and my family, that means tons of frozen goodies. I am a full-on ice pop fiend! I can easily go through a dozen ice pops in a week. To make my popsicle addiction a little more affordable, I usually make my ice pops at home.
No-Drip Dragon Fruit Passion Fruit Ice Pops
Now that my little one is older, she’s gotten into the habit of begging me for a bite of whatever I’m having. This includes my ice pops. Not only does she want a bite of my ice pop, she wants to hold it and walk around with it, which can mean lots of little colorful drops all across my home.
I’ve seen people use gelatin to make no-drip ice pops, but since I’m vegetarian, I decided to try using agar agar instead. Agar agar is derived from algae and is often used as a gelatin substitute. The agar agar basically prevents the ice pops from dripping by making the liquid more viscous and thick. It also helps hold the ice pop together when it’s warm outside.
My other secret ingredient to this ice pop is simple syrup. The agar agar gives the ice pops a softer texture and the simple syrups prevent them from being rock hard. The texture is really close to store-bought popsicles!
These are so tasty. I used frozen pitaya/dragonfruit purée, but feel free to use fresh purée. It’s tart, sweet and perfect for the summer!
Next time, I plan on also adding in pomegranate juice and bits of strawberry for texture.
- 2/3 cup water, divided
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tbsp lime juice, divided
- 2 cups pink dragon fruit purée
- 2 cups passion fruit juice
- 1/2 tsp agar agar powder, divided
- In a small sauce pan, add 1/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of sugar over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add lime juice, dragonfruit purée, and 1/4 tsp of agar agar powder and bring to a boil. Let the mixture boil for 2 minutes. Use a funnel or measuring cup with a spout to pour the mixture into the ice pop molds until each mold is filled halfway up.
- Repeat step one with the passionfruit juice and fill each mold until it reaches the top. Add the popsicle sticks and freeze overnight. Run the ice pop molds under hot water to help release each ice pop. Enjoy!
Home Chef Tip: Switch out the dragonfruit and passionfruit for any other fruit purée! Try strawberry, watermelon, or whatever you have on hand!
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