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Homemade Otter Pops (Blueberry Coconut and Mango Carrot Recipes)

homemade fruit otter pops

If your kids beg for Otter Pops every day during the summer like mine do, then check out this easy way to make your own homemade version! The best part is that you can customize them with healthier dye-free ingredients according to what your kids love and use whatever fruit and juice combinations you happen to have in your fridge or freezer. Make them ahead of time and pack as a portable snack in a lunchbox with a freezer pack.

Before getting started, I highly recommend purchasing these Zipzicle – Zip-Top Ice-Pop Pouches – each package comes with 12 pouches and each pouch holds approximately 2.5 ounces. I wash these pouches in soapy water and then rinse and air dry them after each use so that they can be re-used. The pouches are available on Amazon.com and/or at your local Cost Plus World Market.

Make your own Otter Pops Hip2Save

Tips for using:

Blend your fruit and juice combinations well in a blender. Use a turkey baster or batter pen to fill the pouches (I also carefully used a Pyrex measuring glass with a spout). The key is to place the pouch standing up in a jar or tall cup and to open pouch all the way up to loosen the plastic before pouring; otherwise, the liquid may come back up and make a mess.

After filling each pouch, I placed all the pouches standing up straight in a plastic cup and froze them in the cup over night. When you are ready to enjoy, just unzip the top and push up like an Otter Pop!

Here are two yummy recipes that I created – both are delicious and refreshing:

Blueberry Coconut

Blueberry Coconut Homemade Otter Pops

*2 cups blueberries
* 1 cup pure coconut water
*1/2 cup orange juice
*2 Tablespoons Honey

Blend ingredients well,  fill pouches, and freeze. Makes 12

Mango Carrot Otter Pops Hip2Save

Mango Carrot Homemade Otter Pops

*3 mangoes, peeled, chopped
*1 cup pineapple juice
*1/2 cup carrot juice
*2 Tablespoons honey

Blend ingredients well,  fill pouches, and freeze. Makes 12

Easy Homemade Otter PopsMy family loved these homemade Otter Pops so I hope you’ll give them a try!

[h2s_box]Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.[/h2s_box]

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Comments 44

  1. Mella

    This is an awesome idea!! Thank you! I don’t have kids, I am gonna make them for myself though :))

    • Harlow

      same here, I love mangos been eating them often lately 🙂

  2. Ashley57

    This is so awesome! I am in love with all the new fruit posts!

  3. Becky

    I have a question about the packaging. Would snack size zip-locks work? I am horrible about hand washing so I know I wouldn’t do it. The snack size baggies will be odd shaped but still may work. Thoughts?

    • Harlow

      seems like it would work. u could cut a hole in bottom corner of snack size baggie. yes ! 🙂

      • Becky

        I like these! Thanks for sharing.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I wouldn’t because they are so thin and may leak? Idk…These are super thick. I’d hate to have a sticky mess in the freezer 🙂

      • Ashley57

        I would attest to that – if the bag is not a freezer bag, it can break and leak in the freezer.

    • melissa

      Becky, i would try it in the snack baggies!! i haven’t made popsicles in them but i freeze a lot of fruit. i measure out the fruit (whole, chopped or pureed) put it in a snack baggie, zip it and then put all the same type of fruit baggies in a large baggie that i leave unzipped. i then place all the unzipped large baggies in a plastic basket in the freezer. when someone wants fruit for a smoothie or for whatever they can grab whichever types they want and they are all proportioned. the snack baggies have never leaked into the larger baggie or the larger baggie into the basket. maybe portion out your freezer pop recipe and set them on a cookie sheet to freeze and once frozen put them all in a larger baggie or in a container. if you pay attention to making sure they cannot get all over the freezer if they do leak – you may have just found an inexpensive and easy solution. if they do leak – you will at least have it contained and not wonder if your idea would have worked. good luck!

  4. Kayli

    I make a frozen yogurt recipe that is similar, though I don’t put in little baggies like this. 16 oz of frozen fruit, 1/2 cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, and honey/agave to taste. You can eat it right away or put it in the container and freeze it for an hour to harden it up a bit. So good and so healthy!

    • Kayli

      Sorry! :p I should say that you put it in a food processor until smooth.

  5. Michelle

    Looks great! I think I’ll try the recipes but freeze it in the popsicle molds I already have.

    • Joy

      Michelle, I like the idea of popsicle molds as well. I don’t have them anymore, sold them at garage sale few years ago. But seems like those should work just fine..

      Lina..love the idea of the blueberry with coconut water. YUM! With the carrot one, you don’t get the pulp from the carrot when you blend? I don’t have a juicer. That would mean I would have to purchase carrot juice then huh? Great idea though. Thnx..

      • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

        Yes carrot juice is awesome. Great deals at costco for organic carrot juice we love. Thanks!

        • Joy

          Lina where do I find the organic carrot juice at Costco? Shelf or refrigerated section? Never have looked for it to tell you the truth. I just buy some with the coupons in the produce section when I need some for a recipe or to drink. I am going to Costco next week and would love to have my juice ready for when I get my bags in to use. Thnx for the tips. Am also, thinking of making my own ‘adult’ beverage pops for on the go or by the pool. Everyone will just think I am having a popsicle. YIPPIE 🙂

          • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

            Ha ha yes! I was thinking of making a margarita batch! Yum!

            The juice is usually in the fridge with the veggies at mine! I try to sneak that in with my kids anytime I can!

            • Joy

              Thank you… I have never seen it in the veggie cooler, but maybe I have just overlooked it. Always see HUGE bags of carrots though. What do you substitute in your mixes besides regular sugars. I enjoy strawberry daiquiris, but gosh you can hardly drink that premixed stuff they have in the stores. If you don’t mind would you email a few recipes for ‘adult’ beverages? I was thinking of Agave or honey but maybe there is something out there better to use for an ‘adult’ beverage mix.. thnx in advance for all your tips all the time Lina. joyuswit @ gmail . com.

            • mtle

              excellent idea (about the margarita) 🙂 I will try this also 🙂 Thanks.

            • RB

              Lina, although I haven’t gotten around to making any of these recipes yet, they always look so appetizing, as well as creative, so I’m sure I will at some point. Thanks for your clever ideas.

  6. Carmen

    Lina… These look great but I wanted to thank you for your Patriotic Trifle recipe. I made it over the weekend for a family get together and it was a huge hit! I received so many compliments. I actually need to make one for my dad. He didn’t realize I was taking it to my inlaws =) And I’ve made the sweet & sour chicken twice already! Awesome recipes!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Thanks Carmen! I appreciate you telling me! That’s great news 🙂

  7. Mandy

    Otter Pops…lol I love hearing what other people call things, food, etc. I have never heard this term here in St. Louis. We just call them popsicles or freezer pops.

    • Heather

      in MN we call them freezer pops / popsicles too! Otter pops…interesting !

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      It’s a popular brand of freezer pop 🙂

    • Yolande

      We call them ice lollies.

    • Melissa

      icees!

    • shop4mybabies

      Otter pops is actually a name brand brand name of this type of popsicle

  8. buffalo

    learned something new today, have never heard of ‘otter pops’ – we call them ‘freezie pops’ around here

  9. Jane

    Great idea but I am not aping for those bags.

  10. Jane

    Or laying for that matter! Tehe.

  11. Jane

    I mean P A Y I N G. Dang it.

    • Laura

      Third time is the charm! You just cracked me up. Thanks for the good giggle ;)!!

    • Shanshan

      LOL funny! Yeah count me in for NOT PAYING for the baggies. Too pricy and not as green as Popsicle modes.

  12. Nora

    Uline.com may be another good source to look at to purchase the bags. They have some that are FDA grade and you would get something like a 1000.

  13. Jennifer

    Breast milk baggies work good for this . I had tons leftover and that’s what I did with them.

    • Suzyq

      Haha Jennifer that is genius, I have TONS of those lying around!! Thanks for the idea 😄

  14. Clare

    Awesome recipe. I’m glad to see such healthy/natural ingredients in a treat that kids would enjoy. This is something I’m willing to make (and give) to my child.

  15. Cindra

    Ever use something other than honey as you can’t give to babies under TWO?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Agave or orange juice concentrate also works.

    • E

      Popular school of thought, aka the WHO, says one.

  16. Rebekah

    just found zipsicles at World Market the other day and simply blended up watermelon chunks to fill the pouches – such a treat to have freeze pops with simple ingredients. will give these new recipes a try for sure!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      That’s great!

  17. gary

    i like dogs

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