Made with fresh fruit, these pops will be a revelation to anyone who grew up with the neon colors and artificial taste of the commercial version. To make them, you'll need 8 (2 1/4 oz.) or 6 (3 oz.) rocket-pop molds. Freeze any leftover sorbet free-form and enjoy as a granita (scrape with a fork occasionally during freezing to keep it from becoming an icy block).

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5 hrs
Makes 6 (3 oz.) or 8 (2 1/4 oz.) pops


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  • Make sorbet syrup: In a small saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar with 1/3 cup water, swirling pan, until sugar dissolves, 3 1/2 minutes. Cool completely.

  • Make raspberry layer: In a food processor or blender, purée raspberries with 1 1/2 tbsp. water and the lemon juice. Strain into a liquid measuring cup, then stir in 3 tbsp. sorbet syrup. Using a small funnel, fill "nose cone" of each popsicle mold with 1 to 2 tbsp. raspberry mixture, depending on size of mold. Freeze, nose-cone side down, until firm, about 40 minutes. Rinse food processor, strainer, measuring cup, and funnel.

  • Make coconut layer: In food processor, blend coconut milk and lime juice. Pour into measuring cup, then stir in 2 tbsp. sorbet syrup. Using funnel, pour 1 to 2 tbsp. coconut mixture to second "fill line" in mold, on top of raspberry layer. Freeze until firm, about 40 minutes. Rinse food processor, cup, and funnel.

  • Make blueberry-lime layer: Purée blueberries with lime juice. Strain into measuring cup, then stir in 1/4 cup sorbet syrup. Using funnel, pour enough blackberry-lime mixture into each mold, on top of coconut layer, to come about 1/4 in. below top. Insert sticks into each popsicle, pushing them into coconut layer. Freeze until solid, at least 3 hours.

  • To eat, run molds under water for a second, then gently pull popsicles free.Make ahead: Sorbet syrup, up to 1 month, chilled airtight. Pops, up to 2 months, in molds.Nutritional analysis is per 2 1/4-oz. popsicle.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; calories from fat 28%; protein 0.6g; fat 3.2g; saturated fat 2.7g; carbohydrates 20g; fiber 1.3g; sodium 2.5mg.