22 June 2018

33 Healthy Popsicles Recipes for Kids and Adults

Summer means popsicles.  My kids will go through some popsicles!  I can barely keep the freezer stocked.  

I don't like buying store bough treats because they are full of dyes and extra sugars.  Caleb can't have food dyes, and I don't like the extra sugar for any of my kids.


Now we make our own frozen treats.  All of these healthy popsicle recipes are easy to make, and you can make them when you have time to enjoy later.

I like to use fresh fruit and even some veggies in my homemade frozen pops.  I know my boys don't eat enough fruits and veggies, unless ketchup counts, so this is a great way to sneak more nutrients into their bodies.  

33 HEALTHY POPSICLE RECIPES FOR KIDS AND ADULTS


While I call this recipes for kids and adults, none are boozesicles.  I don't have anything against them, but these are all safe for kids and adults.  By adult popsicles, I just mean that these recipes are more complex than your basic frozen juice recipe.

HOMEMADE POPSICLE TIPS AND TRICKS


Making these healthy popsicle recipes is fairly easy, but here are some tips to help you.

MOLDS


You can use one of several molds.  If you're new to making frozen treats at home, you can use paper cups with popsicle sticks.  You can also pour into a loaf pan and then slice and add sticks.  This method is pretty cumbersome, but it will work.

If you make a lot of popsicles at home, I recommend getting one or two sets of molds.  I like using a silicone mold because the pops come out easier and they are easier to clean.


FILLING THE MOLD


When you fill the mold, leave about 1/4" headspace to allow the mixture to expand.

I always seem to spill, so I use a little funnel to fill my popsicle molds.

FREEZING


Place the popsicle mold in the back of your freezer, which is the coldest part of the freezer.  The faster they freeze, the fewer ice crystals you'll have.  Let them freeze for 4 to 8 hours.

UNMOLDING


Homemade popsicles can be hard to unmold because they stick to the mold.  Just run it under warm water for about 30 seconds and try again.


Healthy Strawberry Popsicles - These are gluten free, dairy free, and don't have any refined sugar.  These are perfect for the start of summer when strawberries are in season.

Red, White, and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles - These look amazing and would be perfect for the Fourth of July.

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles - Only four ingredients and no refined sugar.

Natural Rainbow Popsicles - I love the color on these without using dyes!

Whole Fruit Popsicles - This recipe uses whole fruit.  

Chia Pudding Pops - It's like a frozen chia pudding.  

Vanilla Chocolate Chip Kefir Pops - Just 2 ingredients!

Frozen Grapes on a Stick - If you like frozen grapes, you'll these.

Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pops - The greek yogurt gives these a boost of protein.

Cantaloupe Date Popsicles - I love cantaloupe, so I can't wait to try these.  

Cherry Froyo Popsicles - These have real fruit in them for a burst of flavor.  

Coffee and Vanilla Yogurt Pops - Okay, so these are more for adults, but we can still enjoy an icy treat.

Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Popsicles - Use real fresh fruit to make these yummy treats.

Fruit Popsicles - Use your favorite fruit or a combination of fruits to make these.

Healthy Creamsicles - Who doesn't love a creamsicle?  Now you can make a healthy version.

Peach Lemonade Popsicles - Peaches and lemonade?  Yum!

Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Pops - Honestly, this may be the only way to get my kids to eat rhubarb.  

Cucumber Lemon Ice Pops - It's like a day at the spa.

Strawberry Coconut Popsicles  - Use a blender and three ingredients to make these pops.

Apple Strawberry Popsicles - Apple isn't usually a popular ingredient for frozen pops, but this sounds amazing.

Pina Colada Popsicles - I love a good pina colada.  Obviously, I can't have one every day, but these healthy pops will satisfy my craving.  

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles - You'll be in dessert heaven with these creamy pops.

Berry Avocado Popsicles - This recipe packs some nutrients and good fats in.  

Healthy Chocolate Pops - Your kids will never know what the secret ingredients is!

Ripe Peach Pops - I can't wait for our peach crop!

Chocolate Strawberry Popsicles - Satisfy your chocolate craving with these healthy pops.  

Fat-Free Fudge Pops - Just 4 ingredients!

Blackberry Cheesecake Pops - Eat one of these for a healthy dessert.  

Cherry Lemonade Popsicles - Use fresh fruit to make these simple pops.    

Rainbow Unicorn Popsicles - My daughter will love these!

Strawberry Watermelon Yogurt Pops - This recipe uses watermelon juice to make yummy treats.

Mixed Berry Yogurt and Granola Bars - These would be a great snack on a very hot day.

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Pops - Who doesn't love strawberry and banana?

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.