With temperatures slowly starting to rise, we are getting in the mood for all things tropical. And since escaping to Aulani or even Disney’s Polynesian Resort isn’t really an option right now, we decided to create a little bit of island magic at home. So we decided to create our very own POG juice popsicles!
Disney POG Juice Popsicles
If you’ve ever dined at any restaurant at the Polynesian Resort, Topolino’s Terrace, Makahiki at Aulani or even on the Disney Cruise Line, then you’ll know that POG is pretty much Disney’s version of the nectar of the gods. It sometimes has different names, but it always consists of the same three delicious ingredients. Made with Passionfruit Juice, Orange Juice and Guava Nectar, we cannot get enough of this mix and would actually be willing to skip a meal to fill up on this heavenly concoction.
Since I think it’s pretty clear what ingredients you’ll need for these popsicles, let’s go over a few tips!
What you’ll need for Disney Inspired POG popsicles
Here’s what you’ll need to make these Disney Inspired POG popsicles
The ratios for our recipe may differ from you need depending on what types/brands of juice you use. Some places sell POG specifically already packaged in one beautiful carton; living in Ohio, I haven’t seen it here, but I have seen friends share it at Florida stores. The juices we used were things we could easily find and didn’t have to make a special trip to the store for.
Really any orange juice will do; pulp free is preferred. Welch’s Passionfruit Juice cocktail can be found at Walmart and we were able to order it along with our grocery pickup order. And we got the guava nectar from Amazon. It’s a bit pricier, but a little goes a long way. And if you’re familiar with guava nectar, it is really thick and vert delicious, so this was a splurge we were willing to make.
Passionfruit nectar can be found on Amazon, but its also a bit pricey and we think the juice from Walmart is a pretty good alternative.
Tips for making POG popsicles
Popsicles generally are pretty easy to make, but if you find yourself running into issues, never fear; there’s usually a way to fix whatever you’re dealing with.
If your popsicles have issues with freezing properly, be sure that you’re keeping the freezer door shut at all times once they go into the freezer. Opening and closing the freezer when you’re trying to freeze popsicles can change the temperature of the popsicle and either create ice crystals or make them freeze unevenly.
Speaking of ice crystals, there are a few other ways to avoid them if you have this issue when creating your POG popsicles. You can add a small bit of gelatin or corn syrup to the juice before pouring it into popsicle molds. Alternatively you can partially freeze the juice and the mold separately before pouring it into the mold, and this will help you avoid ice crystals.
Again, popsicles are pretty simple, but if you’ve never made them before, its important to know this one very important tip for removing the popsicle from the mold. Be sure to run the mold under warm water before attempting to take the popsicle out. We’ve made many popsicles to this day and I can tell you firsthand that it is quite the feat if you try to take the popsicle out without taking this simple step first. Just trust us on this one.
So there you have it, Disney inspired POG popsicles! We hope you love this recipe and we hope it creates your own little tropical hideaway, even if its just for a few moments. Enjoy!
Disney POG Popsicles
- 1-1/2 c. Passionfruit Juice
- 1 c. Orange Juice
- 1/2 c. Guava Nectar
- Step 1 Mix all ingredients together
- Step 2 Pour into Popsicle molds
- Step 3 Freeze 6-8 hours, or until frozen