Whenever we’re traveling and spending time in the sun, I always crave popsicles. What better way to cool down and rehydrate than with an ice-cold, flavorful pop. But, as with most things, popsicles can be really unhealthy. They tend to be loaded with refined sugar and are higher in fat and calories. But making healthy popsicle recipes at home can easily solve this problem!
These healthy popsicle recipes are refreshed, have minimal added sugars, and some are even vegan! Keep a fresh batch in the freezer and they will keep you revived all summer long.
Popsicle Making Essentials
To make the perfect popsicles at home, you’ll need a handy-dandy tray or mold for your pops. You can always use an ice cube tray, but these molds make the freezing process much easier! Amazon also has a ton of cute shapes to make your healthy pops more fun. With fresh fruits in hand, popsicle making will become a family favorite summer pastime in no time!
What Makes These Popsicles Healthy?
As we mentioned before, store bought popsicles tend to have processed sugars, syrups, artificial preservatives, dyes and other things that aren’t good for you. When you make popsicles at home you have full control of what you put inside. You can use fresh fruits, organic jams, dairy free milks, honey, refined sugars, wholesome nut butters and so much more. The control is the most important thing to make these popsicles healthy. With these healthy popsicle recipes, feel free to substitute ingredients with whatever works for you!
Healthy Popsicle Recipes
Tropical Coconut Chia Pops via Choosing Chia // The combo of mango + coconut + dragon fruit will instantly take you to some beach somewhere.
Creamy Almond Coconut Milk Raspberry Popsicles via Food Fashion Party // This nutty and fruity pop has the ideal pairing of tart and sweet.
Caramelised Banana & Fig Ice creams (Dairy Free) via Life of Goodness // Bananas and figs are both high in fiber so this one is a great healthy option.
Non-Dairy Ice Cream Pops with Chocolate via The Awesome Green // Jam packed with chocolate and you can’t even tell that it’s dairy free.
Coconut Chai Ice Cream Bars via Wholehearted Eats // Spiced chai on the inside and sweet chocolate on the outside, what’s not to love.
Honey Mint Lime Popsicles via Foraged Dish // This one gives us margarita vibes!
Matcha Pistachio Ice Lollies via Stacey Horler // Made for the green tea lover! The nutty pistachios pair really well with the floral matcha tea.
5-Ingredient Chocolate Cashew Butter Fudge Pops [vegan, paleo] via Fit Mitten Kitchen // Minimal ingredients but still super rich and chocolatey.
Berry Matcha Latte Popsicles with Honey Drizzle via Catching Seeds // Berries and honey bring a lot of balance to these matcha pops.
Acai Bowl Popsicles via A Couple Cooks // The pinnacle of healthy popsicle recipes. Instead of an acai bowl, opt for an acai popsicle with all the toppings!
Kiwi Coconut Chia Popsicles via The Little Epicurean // Chia seeds are nutritious, filling and look beautiful in little molds.
Make Your Own Homemade Fruit Popsicles via Jessica Gavin // The holy grail of healthy popsicle recipes, this guide is great for finding your own favorite combinations.
Strawberry Coconut Lime Popsicles via Confessions of a Confectionista // This one is full on tropical vibes!
Peach Iced Tea Popsicle Recipe via Paper n Stitch Blog // The Peach Tea makes these popsicles instantly refreshing.
Mango Carrot Popsicles via Oh So Delicioso // Hide healthy veggies in these fruity pops.
Vegan Mango Lassi Popsicles via Choosing Chia // Mango Lassis are creamy and so satisfying and this popsicle version is just as delicious.
Mango Passionfruit and Coconut Macadamia Popsicles (gluten and dairy-free) via The Whimsical Wife // If you can get your hands on some fresh passionfruit, this one is a must try!
Peaches and Cream Popsicles – 4 Ingredients! via Mindful Avocado // Simple and super easy to make with just a few ingredients!
Post Workout Smoothie Popsicles via Fox and Briar // Treat yourself to a popsicle instead of a smoothie after your workout and always have something to look forward to.
Strawberry Banana Popsicles via The Merrythought // If you want popsicles for breakfast, these are the ones to make!
Green Machine Popsicles via The First Year // The oh so popular green machine smoothie made into fun pops. Perfect for after a run!
Lime in the Coconut Popsicles (Paleo or Vegan) via One Lovely Life // Creamy and bright at the same time. The combo of coconut and lime is to die for!