These 3-ingredient Sweet Beet Popsicles are a baby, toddler and kid favorite and are going to be a staple in your house this summer! Delicious, refreshing and creamy, these frozen treats go beyond just a tasty pop, they are also full of veggies, fruit and protein. Plus – there are 5 fun flavors to try!
This post is in partnership with Beech-Nut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Baby FoodE possible! The original post has been updated.
Sweet Beet Popsicles
In my house, during the hot summer months, popsicles are our meal of choice.
Quick and Cold Breakfast ✔️
Mid-Morning Park Snack ✔️
Fast Lunch before Naps ✔️
Afternoon Pool Snack ✔️
Get in the Car Bribe ✔️
Pre-Dinner Snack ✔️
After-Dinner Dessert ✔️
I am not kidding when I say that I serve my girls popsicles any time of the day, all day long.
But I don’t serve them just any popsicles, and certainly not the popsicles you find at the grocery store that are full of processed sugar and barely there fruit or veggies.
Nope, those popsicles are way too sweet for us😬.
My any-time, any-where popsicles are full of minimally processed veggies, fruits and protein all sweetened with just a touch of honey.
Perfectly sweet and perfectly healthy👏!
The key to my amazing healthy (and tasty) popsicles is using pre-made baby food puree.
Okay, I realize that sounds a little weird, baby food puree for a popsicle🤔?!
Truth is, baby food puree makes for the perfect popsicle starter! Full of whole fruits and veggies that are already pureed into a smooth and creamy consistency – baby food puree makes for the perfect popsicle. Plus, by using pre-made baby puree it makes the prep time on this recipe right under 5 minutes!
All you have to do is add in 2 other simple ingredients into the baby food puree – honey and yogurt. Both of which, I know you already have on hand. Then all you do is spoon the filling into your favorite popsicle mold, freeze and you have healthy and homemade popsicles for baby, toddler and the kids.
This Sweet Beet Dreamsicles are full of veggies (beets), fruits (pear and pomegranates), protein (plain Greek yogurt) and a touch of honey. Healthy enough to be called a meal any time of day👍!
If you already have a secret stash of frozen purees in your freezer, then by all means, use those first! Homemade is always best!!
Plus I give you 5 more fun flavors to try below!
- Baby Food Puree: we are going to use a pre-made baby food puree for these popsicles to keep it super simple. I used a jar of beets, pear & pomegranate puree from beech-nut, but you can use any brand of baby food puree or applesauce you prefer.
- Yogurt: we are going to use a plain
- Honey: we are going to use honey as a natural sweetener for these popsicles. You can also use maple syrup or agave nectar if you prefer. Omit honey for babies under 1 year of age.
- In one small bowl, we stir together a jar of beets, pear & pomegranate puree with a drizzle of honey. If serving to baby under the age of one – omit the honey.
- In another small bowl, we stir together a couple of spoonfuls of plain yogurt and a touch of honey for sweetness.
- You can build the popsicles two different ways. The first way you can spoon the yogurt into the bowl with the puree mixture and lightly swirl together before spooning everything into the popsicle mold. The second way you spoon the yogurt first into the popsicle mold, then spoon the puree into the popsicle mold, then finally swirl the puree and yogurt together with a stick or dull knife. Either way, the taste is still amazing.
BEST POPSICLES MOLDS FOR TODDLERS AND KIDS
- Zoku Mini Mold: I LOVE these mini popsicle molds for toddlers and younger kids. They are the perfect size for smaller tummies plus they have the drip guard on them, so they aren’t as messy 😉 (similar version). Zoku also makes cute dino molds, space pop molds and fish pop molds – all of which my kids love. Zoku products seem to alwasy sell out fast – these cute dino, monster, penguins and swords popsicles shapes are fun as well.
- Squeezable Summer Pops: just like reusable push-pops! Comes with a great storage tray and spill-resistant lids.
- Zoki Classic Popsicle Mold: are great for kids that want more than the mini version. They still have a drip guard, so again, not so messy! (similar version)
- Silicone Ice Pops Tray: such a cute and fun popsicle tray. I found the popsicles were super easy to remove from this tray!
5 Flavor Combos to Try
Because, I know you will be making (and eating) popsicles all summer long, here are some more delicious combinations for you to try this summer –
- Beet the Heat Popsicle: stir a 4.25-ounce jar of just raspberry, apple & beets + 3 tbsp honey + 2 tbsp plain yogurt swirled in. Follow the recipes below.
- Tropical Tot Pop: stir a 4.25-ounce jar of sweet potato, orange & pineapple + 2 tbsp maple syrup + 2 tbsp coconut creme swirled in. Follow the directions below. (this might be Ellie’s favorite! She ate 3 in one sitting).
- Strawberry Lemonade: mix together a 4.25-ounce jar of just apple, strawberry & beets + 1/4 cup organic lemonade. You can add in a little yogurt swirl if you wish.
- Chocolatey Banana + Peanut Butter – mix together a 4.25-ounce jar of just banana puree + 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tbsp peanut butter + 2 tbsp of honey + 2 tbsp plain yogurt (my personal favorite). Mix together all ingredients and spoon into popsicle molds.
- Mango + Lime Popsicle – mix together a 4.25-ounce jar of just mango + 2 tbsp coconut milk + 1 tbsp honey + 1 tsp lime juice
Those are some of my families favorites. But you can use whichever baby puree you have on hand to make these delicious popsicles.
So now that we have our meals planned for the next 3 weeks, what are your favorite ways to beat the summer heat?
Other Great Frozen treats
- Green Tropical Smoothie Popsicles
- Yogurt Fruit Popsicles for Toddlers + Kids – 8 Fun Flavors
- Yogurt Unicorn Bark
- Healthy Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
- Healthy Funfetti Popsicles
- Strawberry Lemonade Slushies for Toddlers + Kids (refined sugar-free)
Sweet Beet Popsicles (plus, 5 fun flavors to try!)
- 1 jar of Beech-Nut baby puree (4.25 ounces), I used beet, pear, pomegranate puree
- 3 tbsp honey, separated (see notes below)
- 2 tbsp full-fat plain yogurt
- In a small bowl, whisk together the puree and 2 tbsp of honey. In another small bowl, whisk together the yogurt and the remaining 1 tbsp honey.
- Evenly divide the yogurt mixture, roughly 1/2 teaspoon, into each popsicle mold. Next, spoon in the puree mixture until you are at the fill line. Take a long stick and swirl the mixture to make a marbled effect. Tap the tray on the counter a couple of times to make sure you don’t have any air bubbles.
- Insert the sticks, and place in the freezer for at least 5 hours or preferably overnight.
This post is in partnership with Beech-Nut, but all opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the companies that help make Baby FoodE possible!