The BEST Healthy Homemade Popsicles – A round-up of some of the BEST healthy popsicle recipes! Each one in naturally sweetened, gluten free, and dairy free. (All are paleo or vegan friendly!)
Summer is here and it’s time for all the popsicles! Homemade popsicles are a summer staple at our house. I love that they’re a healthy option, made from fruit (and sometimes veggies, too!), and don’t have any added refined sugars or dyes. They’re a snack I feel good about eating any time of day!
Related: Everything you need for a summer of smoothie popsicles. (Including popsicle molds!)
That’s the beauty of a homemade smoothie popsicle–the ingredient list is so great you could eat them for breakfast just as easily as afternoon snack. To get you started, I’m sharing some of our favorite healthy popsicle recipes today. Here are some of our favorites:
3 ingredients, 100% fruit, and our family favorite. These are a great way to use up leftover watermelon (or a watermelon that wasn’t as good as you thought it’d be). My kids love helping with these and we almost always go back for seconds!
These might just win the award for prettiest. A creamy coconut-pineapple layer swirled with fresh strawberry. These taste like an island vacation! (Plus, they look fancy, but they’re SO EASY!)
A creamy chocolate popsicle was always one of my favorites growing up. These healthy homemade popsicles don’t use any added sweetener, yet somehow they taste a WHOLE lot like chocolate ice cream. Count me in!
Okay, so the name *might* get that song stuck in your head, but you won’t even mind when you’re eating these coconut lime popsicles. Creamy, dreamy, delicious! (And there are only 3 ingredients!)
Sneaky sneaky! These berry popsicles are also hiding a few secret doses of super foods! We love how bright and fresh they taste. Yum!
Even if your kids aren’t into green foods, they’ll likely go for these mango lime popsicles! (Limes = green, right?). Just a few ingredients and these are bound to be a favorite!
Another delicious swirled popsicle, this one has layers of creamy peach and refreshing raspberry. So easy, so delicious. (And did I mention pretty? Because WOW!)
Blackberries are Milo’s favorite, so last year we pulled these beauties together. Plenty of fresh berry flavor, a little lime, and the tiniest hint of mint. My kids HATE mint, but gobble these right up. (PS – not into blackberries? You can totally make these with strawberries or raspberries).
Don’t panic! These do NOT taste like balsamic vinegar or salad dressing. Pinky promise. Instead, the *tiny* drop of balsamic brings out all that fresh strawberry flavor in the most amazing way. My kids love these, adults love these, you’ll love these.
10. Healthy Chocolate Covered Bananas
If you’re looking for a frozen treat that *doesn’t* involve a popsicle mold, these tasty chocolate dipped bananas are a great way to go. They’re one of my favorite Disneyland treats made healthier at home! (Plus, there are so many ways to top them!)
Inspired by another Disneyland classic, these Dole Whip Popsicles taste like a bite of summer sunshine! The ingredient list is short & sweet and the flavor is perfectly satisfying. You’ll love them!
These gorgeous popsicles have the MOST delicious raspberry flavor. The popsicles themselves have 2 (100% fruit!) ingredients, and the optional chocolate shell only has another 2 ingredients. They’re paleo, vegan, and allergy friendly, but taste like a scoop of the best raspberry sorbet you’ve ever tasted.