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Healthy & Fresh Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Healthy a Fresh Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Every summer, my mom and I made amazing popsicles recipes! It was a fun and special treat to make together as a family.

They’re healthier than store-bought popsicles, incredibly simple, and the options are endless. Some of the recipes (coconut water based & watermelon based) are GREAT for keeping kids hydrated and replenishing electrolytes on hot summer days.

Get creative! We’ll include a few different ways to make them, but we encourage you to experiment. Let the kiddos come up with some ideas for new flavors – you might create a new family favorite!



First, you will need some basic equipment:

  • Blender or food processor
  • Cutting board and knife for cutting fruit
  • Popsicle molds (don’t have any, check some of these out!  (amazon links  x 3)

If you need popsicles molds, check out some of these options:


Fresh Fruit Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh fruit
  • 1-2 tbsp of agave or stevia, or 1/4c sugar
  • ½ c warm water
  • Alternative option: substitute 1/2 c juice + 2 tblsp warm water for sugar and water

Directions:

Place ingredients in blender. Puree until smooth. Sweeten to taste. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for approximately 6-8 hours.

Coconut Water & Fruit Popsicles

  • 1 – 17oz container of coconut water
  • 1 ½ c fruit or fruit puree
  • 2 tbsp agave or honey, if desired

Directions:

Pour coconut water into blender. Add in fresh fruit and sweetener. Pure until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for 6-8 hours.

Rainbow Popsicles

  • 2-3 types of fruit, 1/2 cups of each
  • 1/2 c warm water
  • 6 tablespoons of sweeter (honey, stevia, or sugar), divided into 3

Directions:

Put one type of fruit in the blender with 2 tablespoons of sweetener and a little warm water. Blend until smooth. Puree should be thick. Pour into a container and set aside. Repeat with the other fruits.

Fill popsicle molds 1/3 full of one fruit puree (if only using 2 types of fruit, fill 1/4 full). Pour second type of fruit into molds until 2/3 full. Repeat until molds are full, alternating fruits. Freeze 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.

Watermelon & Strawberry Popsicles

  • 3-4 cups of chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup of chopped strawberries, caps removed (or berry of your choice)
  • 1/4 c of honey, sugar, or agave, if desired

Directions:

Place watermelon and strawberries in blender. Puree until smooth. Add in sweetener to taste. Blend thoroughly. Pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.

Other options:

  • Watermelon lime:
    • 5 cups of watermelon
    • 1/4 cups of lime juice
    • 1= sweetener
  • Watermelon Basil:
    • 5 cups of watermelon
    • 1/2 c chopped basil
  • Watermelon orange:
    • 4 cups of watermelon
    • 1 peeled orange, chopped & seeds removed

Fudgesicles with Nutella or Chocolate

  • 1 container of Cool Whip or whipped topping
  • 1/4 cup Nutella, Hershey’s syrup, or hot fudge sauce
  • 3/4 cup Milk

Directions:

In a large mixing bowl wisk together ingredients until well blended. Spoon into popsicle molds. Freeze approximately 6-8 hours until frozen.

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