Today we have a guest post from the wonderful Planting Goodness! Run by Michelle Calcatelli, an American mother living in Italy who aims to create a food system that is sustainable, organic and upscaleable. Michelle and her daughters hope to inspire people across the world to use their gardens to plant, harvest and share food with their local communities by documenting their journey. The also post some amazing recipes, and today they’re sharing their ice pop recipe with us, using seasonal fruit grown in their garden!

Below are their words…

We are having a wonderful berry and cherry harvest this summer!

Here below is a tasty recipe made with garden-to-table ingredients. It is 100% kid-approved and, most importantly, is free of any sweeteners. The natural sugars in the fruit are what make it burst with flavor.

If you don’t have homegrown fruit to use, try some from your local farmer’s market or organic store.


Ingredients (makes 8 ice pops)

  • 1 lb mixed berries
  • A handful of summer plums
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 lb black cherries
  • 2 tbsp unsweet coconut flakes
  • A few lavender flowers (optional)

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time (in freezer)

20 minutes


  • Rinse and pit your cherry and plum harvest. Juice your lemon.
  • Blend all ingredients on high speed for about 5 minutes. Add a little water if the mixture is too thick.
  • Transfer to popsicle molds, layering the fruit mix and coconut flakes.
  • Freeze for at least 20 minutes, then serve with a sprinkle of lavender flowers.

I literally can’t wait to make this, they look so good and are so easy to make! Remember to check out Planting Goodness for more amazing recipes and homegrown inspiration!

Until next time, stay magic y’all.