Stay cool this summer with these DIY healthy frozen popsicles.
While many popsicles are packed with sugar and artificial dyes, we want you to enjoy a healthy alternative. We’ve got all the details you need to perfect this summer favorite, from molds to recipes!
There are many different popsicle molds to choose from. A DIY method that many of us are familiar with is a plastic cup and popsicle stick. You can easily find a variety of plastic and silicone molds in-store or online. We recommend silicone molds because they’re easy to remove and clean.
When making fruit popsicles, stick with ripe or slightly overripe fruit. At this stage, it’s typically at its sweetest form — and placing anything in the freezer will dampen its taste. If you want to add more sweetness, we recommend including honey, agave nectar, maple syrup, or organic sugar.
Your freezing time varies between each popsicle, depending on the ingredients used. Typically, it takes popsicles about four to six hours to harden. However, for the best results, we recommend freezing overnight.
Once it’s solid, you can take one out of its mold. Some molds are easier to use than others. If you are having issues removing the popsicle, run the mold under warm water for a few seconds.
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
- 3 cups of watermelon slices, divided
- 1 tablespoon of fresh mint leaves
- 1 ½ cups of coconut water
- 2 tablespoons of lime juice
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- Puree 2 ½ cups of watermelon and the remaining ingredients in a blender.
- Cut the remaining watermelon into ¼ inch cubes.
- Divide the watermelon evenly into the molds while gently pushing them down to the bottom.
- Stir the puree and then evenly divide it into the molds.
- Insert the popsicle sticks and place them in the freezer. To keep everything in place, you can tape them down if needed.
- Freeze for at least six hours or overnight.
- Pop out of the case and enjoy!
- 1 ½ cups of milk
- 1 cup of fresh spinach
- ¼ cup of honey
- 2 bananas
- Puree all the ingredients until smooth in a blender.
- Pour the mixture into the molds.
- Insert the popsicle sticks.
- Freeze for at least four hours or overnight.
- Pop one out of the mold and enjoy!
Granola Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles
- 1 ¼ cups of low-fat plain yogurt
- 1 ½ cups of fresh berries, chopped (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries)
- 4 teaspoons of pure maple syrup, divided
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 6 tablespoons of granola, large chunks crumbled
- Combine yogurt, berries, vanilla extract, and two teaspoons of maple syrup in a large bowl.
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold.
- In a smaller bowl, stir granola and the remaining maple syrup.
- Top each popsicle with the granola and syrup mixture.
- Insert popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
- Remove a popsicle and enjoy!