6 Healthy Ice Pop Recipes

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When was the last time you had an ice pop? If you had to think about it, it’s been too long. If you’re anything like us, the nostalgic treat used to be a summer staple for you but fell by the wayside when you – well – grew up. We think it shouldn’t have, so we made it six ways to make your weekend…

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strawberry banana ice pop

1. Strawberry Banana Ice Pop

Makes: 6 Ice Pops 

3 Ripe Bananas

1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced

In a blender or food processor, pulse bananas until smooth. Divide sliced strawberries evenly among ice pop molds. Pour the pureed bananas into the molds. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

green tea popsicle homemade

2. Green Tea Pomegranate Ice Pop

Makes 6 Ice Pops

1 cup almond milk

3/4 cup greek yogurt

4 tbsp matcha powder

4 tbsp honey

1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Whisk together matcha powder, almond milk, honey, and greek yogurt. Divide pomegranate seeds among molds. Pour in matcha powder mixture and freeze for 4-6 hours.

watermelon popsicle

3. Watermelon Lime Basil Ice Pop

Makes 6 Ice Pops

4 cups freshly diced watermelon

Juice from 1 lime

2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped

Blend together all ingredients and pour into ice pop mold. Freeze for 4-6 hours or overnight.

homemade popsicle recipe

4. Blueberry Lemonade Mint Ice Pop

Makes 6 Ice Pops

Juice from 6 lemons

2 cups water

2 tbsp agave nectar

3 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped

1 cup blueberries

Using a wooden spoon muddle blueberries. Stir together lemon juice, water, agave nectar, and mint to make the lemonade. In each mold place a layer of muddled blueberries followed by a layer of lemonade. Keep filling the mold with layers until completely full. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

summer popsicle recipe

5. Pineapple Mango Coconut Ice Pop

Makes 6 Ice Pops

2.5 cups coconut milk

2 tbsp agave nectar

3/4 cup fresh pineapple, diced

3/4 cup fresh mango, diced

Evenly divide mango and pineapple among the ice pop molds. Stir together agave nectar and coconut milk and pour over the fruit in the molds. Freeze 4-6 hours.

fig ice cream with almond milk

6.  Almond Balsamic Fig Ice Pop

Makes 6 Ice Pops

2 cups almond mik, unsweetened

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

4 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla extract

6 figs, thinly sliced

In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to a gentle simmer. Reduce the mixture until it has become sweet and syrupy. Divide the sliced figs evenly among ice pop molds. Stir balsamic reduction into almond milk and pour over figs. Freeze for 4-6 hours.

*Photographed by Alli Shepherd