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.
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! (And we’ve literally eaten them ANY time of day.)
That’s the beauty of a good homemade popsicle recipe–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…
But First: Need a Popsicle Mold? Here’s Our Favorite…
We’ve tried a LOT of popsicle molds over the years, but THIS POPSICLE MOLD is the one we love the most. It’s the BEST popsicle mold for homemade popsicles! It has 10 slots, a lid to hold the sticks in place, and stays upright well in the freezer. It’ll also last you YEARS. We’ve literally made hundreds of popsicles in ours over the last 6 years, and it’s still going strong!
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. With a creamy coconut-pineapple layer swirled with fresh strawberry, these lava flow popsicles taste like an island vacation! (Plus, they look fancy, but they’re SO EASY!)
Inspired by one of our favorite Disneyland treats, these healthy 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!
Creamy, chocolatey, peanut buttery goodness! These healthy chocolate peanut butter popsicles have delicious, rich chocolate peanut butter flavor and are made from healthy ingredients. You can serve them plain, or try one of our yummy topping combinations to make them something extra-special. (My favorite is peanut butter + crushed peanuts. My kids’ favorite is chocolate shell + mini chocolate chips)
This flavor was a fan favorite this year, and I totally get it! These healthy strawberry orange popsicles taste like a mocktail you’d sip by the pool or beach. We LOVE their fresh flavor and bright color.
These passion fruit popsicles taste like a tropical vacation! With only 3 ingredients, these homemade popsicles couldn’t be easier to put together, and the creamy, sweet fruit gives them unbelievably fresh flavor. SO GOOD on a hot day!
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 a brilliant way to use ripe bananas, and the toppings make them SO much fun! keep things simple with a dip and drizzle of our vegan magic chocolate shell, or choose from our giant list of toppings to try. (Sprinkles are always a hit with my kids, while Michael and I LOVE the pistachio!)
Blackberries are Milo’s favorite, so last year we pulled these healthy blackberry popsicles together. Plenty of fresh berry flavor, a little lime, and the tiniest hint of mint. My kids generally HATE mint, but gobble these right up. (PS – not into blackberries? You can totally make these with strawberries or raspberries instead.)
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.
These gorgeous homemade raspberry popsicles have the MOST delicious, intense fresh raspberry flavor. The popsicles themselves have just 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.
These taste like a glass of delicious strawberry lemonade (or those yummy strawberry lemonade ices you can buy sometimes!). My kids love the sweet-tart flavor and happy color.
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!)
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!
What flavors did I miss? What other flavors would you like to see?
Shout it out in the comments below!