Delicious, Healthy Popsicle Recipes for Kids

Homemade popsicles are such a great way to indulge in a summer treat while being thoughtful about what your kiddos (or you!) are slurping down. Hot weather always has me craving something cold and fresh – so instead of just making homemade ice cream (we love that too!) – popsicles are such a perfect way to cool down with something sweet.

I really only like to use Silicone Popsicle Molds since I don’t like freezing plastic with food. For large pops, I’d recommend this set with reusable sticks or this set of 6 silicone popsicle molds. For smaller popsicles, we have this small silicone mold – which works perfect for just a little something!

I use our bullet blender (incredibly easy/convenient/small enough to store) to make the purees with the ingredients from the recipes below. Any blender that purees will do! 

As for making your pops? Super easy! 

I like to use yummy fruit choices (mango, blueberries, strawberries, etc.).since they are naturally sweet. Using lemon or lime for a bit of acidity can help reduce the icy texture or adding yogurt (protein!) can help give your pop some delicious creaminess. A combination of pureed fresh fruit and a little bit of juice mixed works to infuse a variety of flavors.

When it comes to juice – think orange, lemon, guava, grape or apple (they even tend to melt at a slower rate!). Want to add texture or visual fun? Try throwing in some small chopped or thinly sliced fruit like watermelon, strawberry, pineapple or kiwi! 

Super Easy Popsicle Recipes 

  • Blackberries, Fresh Lemon, water (optional: a touch of mint leaves!)
  • Mint, Watermelon, water (optional: a touch of fresh lime juice)
  • Fresh Mango, water, Splash of Apple Juice 
  • Spinach, Banana, Blueberries, water (such a great way to hide spinach!!!)
  • Peach, Strawberry, Yogurt, water
  • Crushed pineapple, coconut milk, chia seeds, honey or agave, water
  • Coconut milk, mango, water
  • Kiwi, Strawberry, water (optional: yogurt) 
  • Kiwi, Fresh Lime, Agave or Honey, Water
  • Orange Juice, Chopped orange, Raspberries, Water
  • Raspberries, yogurt, water
  • Raspberries, mint, splash of lemon, water
  • Banana, blueberry, apple juice, water