As the nice weather approaches and children are spending more and more hours playing outside, what better way to cool off than an icy cold popsicle! Moms can rest easier knowing they are homemade and include some good healthy fruit! These homemade ice pop recipes all include only a few ingredients which are commonly found in most kitchens. With such easy instructions, let the kids help with these or even make them themselves.
You can always get creative and substitute the fruit in the recipe for the fruit of your choice and come up with some unique creations!
Ice Pop Recipes
Strawberry Watermelon Ice Pops
- 2 cups watermelon
- 1 medium lemon
- 10 medium strawberries
- 1/2 cup water (optional)
Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed and quartered
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 tbsp. honey (optional)
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract (optional)
Combine ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour mixture into popsicle mold and insert handles.
Freeze at least 4-6 hours until firm.
Coconut Blueberry Pops
- 1-1/2 cup coconut milk
- 2 tbsp. maple syrup
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup blueberries
Add the first 3 ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth OR add all 4 ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and insert handle.
Freeze 4-6 hours until firm.
There are 2 ways you can take this one, depending on your preference. You can add the blueberries in and puree with everything else, or you can mash them up separately and add just before pouring into the molds if you want blueberry chunks in your pop.
- 1 small ripe bananas (fresh or frozen)
- 2 cups milk (cow, almond, cashew, etc.)
- 1-1/2 - 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp. chia seeds or nut butter
Pour ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more milk as needed.
Pour into popsicle molds.
Freeze 3-4 hours until firm.
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See more easy recipes for kids to make in the Kids Quick Cook article series.