10 Healthy Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat
Popsicles are one of the easiest desserts to make at home, and can be made with or without a popsicle mold. Get your holiday weekend off to a sweet start with this list of healthy popsicle recipes.
One of the best parts of summer is cooling off with a popsicle or ice cream. And no, we’re not talking about the chunky clam chowder popsicle. We’re talking about fruity and sweet treats, maybe with some jimmies on top. But many of the store-bought desserts are loaded with sugar or high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes and flavorings.
Popsicles are one of the easiest desserts to make at home, and can be made with or without a popsicle mold. To get your holiday weekend off to a sweet start, we put together a list of healthy popsicle recipes that can be made with simple ingredients like fruit, yogurt, and honey.
1. Peaches and Cream Smoothie Popsicles
Via Oh So Delicioso
These popsicles are made with only three ingredients: Greek yogurt, honey, and fresh peaches. Add some texture to the popsicles by placing thin slices of peaches into the molds before adding the liquid and freezing.
2. Easy Watermelon Popsicles
Via Stacy Homemaker
Use a blender to puree watermelon and lime juice together. If you want to make an adult version of this popsicle, add in 3 oz. of your favorite tequila to the watermelon filling before you blend it.
3. Dole Whip Popsicles
Via One Lovely Life
With the addition of coconut milk, these popsicles have a creamy flavor. For this recipe, it’s best to use canned full fat coconut milk.
4. Healthy Fudgesicles
Via Gluten-Free on a Shoestring
This recipe calls for dark chocolate, so be sure to use a high quality brand. If you’re not intolerant to dairy, you can also replace the coconut cream with heavy cream.
5. Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Via Laylita’s Recipes
Make the most of strawberry season with these popsicles, made only out of pureed strawberries. You can also use plastic cups if you don’t have molds, just cover the cups with foil and insert the popsicle sticks.
6. Green Machine Popsicles
Via The First Year Blog
Spinach provides a healthy dose of vegetables in these popsicles, accompanied by pineapples, bananas, and almond milk. Add the yellow layer first then add the spinach layer for a fun design.
7. Chocolate Raspberry Popsicles
Via Asia Bradlee
Because these popsicles are made with protein-filled Greek yogurt, they also make for a satisfying snack to hold you between meals. The popsicles should last up to two weeks in the freezer.
8. Blueberry Lemon Popsicles
Via Simply Happy Foodie
If the blueberries you’re using aren’t sweet enough, you can add some honey to boost the sweetness. To release the popsicles from the mold, run hot water on the bottom for a few seconds until they pop out.
9. Orange Creamsicles
Via Belly Full
Vanilla ice cream, orange juice, and orange cream yogurt are used to make these creamy pops. You can also substitute the ice cream for frozen yogurt or a non-dairy option. A non-dairy yogurt would also work to replace the normal yogurt.
10. Creamy Lemon Popsicles
Via Sally’s Baking Addiction
These popsicles are made with tart lemon, vanilla yogurt, and a natural sweetener of your choice. For extra color, add some sprinkles!