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Get the recipe: Complete Guide on How to Make Popsicles

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Arguably one of the easiest and most fun treats to make (and eat!), homemade popsicles will keep you feeling cool all summer long. Learn how to make a variety of healthy popsicles, including fruity, creamy, and hidden veggie popsicles in this ultimate guide. Plus, this guide has our favorite popsicle molds, expert tips, recipes, and so much more!

Ingredients 

Basic Fruit Popsicle

  • 3 cups fruit, see below
  • 1/2 cup liquid, see below
  • 3 tbsp sweetener, see below
  • add-ins (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender.
    Clear blender full of strawberries, watermelon and chia seeds for popsicles.
  • Puree for 1-2 minutes or until the popsicle mixture is completely smooth. At this point, I recommend tasting the mixture to make sure it is sweet enough. Depending on your fruit, you may need to add in 1-2 tablespoons more sweetener.
    Clear blender full of a smooth strawberry puree that is ready to be poured into popsicle molds.
  • Pour into a popsicle mold to the fill line. Add in the popsicle sticks.
    A green popsicle mold full of 3 different popsicle flavors.
  • Place the popsicle mold into the freezer and freeze for at least 5 hours, but preferably overnight.
    Hand holding a bright pink strawberry popsicle over a green popsicle mold.
  • Pop the popsicles out of the molds, serve and enjoy!
    3 different fruit popsicles lined up on a blue plate with ice and a blue napkin.

Notes

Age: 9+ months and up (omit honey for any baby under 1 year).
Yield: this recipe makes roughly 2 1/2 cups of popsicle mixture. You may need to increase/decrease that amount based on your popsicle mold size. If you have any leftovers, feel free to serve it as a smoothie or smoothie bowl to your kiddos (or yourself). 
Sweetness: Depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweetness preference, I recommend tasting the popsicle base before pouring it into the molds, as you may need a little more honey. 

Fruit Ideas

  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • cherries
  • mandarin oranges
  • mango
  • pineapple
  • kiwi
  • grapes
  • blueberries
  • blackberries
  • watermelon
  • cantaloupe

Sweetener Ideas

  • maple syrup
  • honey (only serve to babies over 1 year)
  • agave nectar
  • simple syrup
  • sugar

Liquid or Yogurt Ideas

  • yogurt – plain whole milk
  • flavored yogurt
  • plant-based yogurt
  • coconut water
  • kefir – plain or flavored
  • canned coconut milk
  • apple juice
  • grape juice
  • cherry juice
  • orange juice

Fun Add-Ins

  • chopped fruit
  • mini chocolate chips
  • swirl of peanut butter
  • swirl of chocolate
  • swirl of yogurt
  • squeeze of lemon, lime, or orange
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • sprinkles
  • a teaspoon of chia or hemp seeds

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