5 Easy & Healthy Popsicle Recipes for kids (you’ll love too!)

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There’s not much better than cooling down on hot summer days with a delicious popsicle, right? And if these frozen treats are healthy, full of nutrients and kids love them?

That’s why today I bring you these Easy & Healthy Popsicle Recipes for kids that the whole family will devour all season long.

raspberries popsicle recipes for kids

If you’re looking for a healthy summer dessert or snack for your kids, these real fruit popsicles are a perfect choice. They’re a refreshing, flavorful, and guilt-free treat!

Each popsicle recipe is made using water and fresh fruit and takes minutes to make. In addition to being extremely delicious, they’re pretty cute and colorful as well.

Not only your kids will love these homemade ice pops but they will win all summer parties!

Are frozen popsicles good for kids?

It depends!

Most supermarket popsicles are high in sugar and low in nutrients. So they are not the most recommended for children.

The best option for kids (and adults) is to make the popsicles at home with the tips that I’m going to give you below.

homemade popsicles for kids made with chocolate and yogurt

Also, in this post you have 5 delicious and healthy popsicle recipes that are so easy to make and kids will love (and you too).

What are the healthiest popsicles?

The healthiest kids’ popsicles are those made at home with fresh or frozen fruit, water, Greek or natural yogurt, and without added sugar or artificial flavors.

If frozen pops have chocolate, it’s best to choose more than 70% cocoa chocolate, so that the sugar content is lower.

How to make Popsicles at home

If you want to know how do you make homemade popsicles for kids, you have to know they’re so quick and easy to make. All you need is freezer pop molds, popsicle sticks,

DIY popsicles take between 3 to 6 hours to freeze, depending on the ingredients you use.

easy popsicle recipes for kids made with blueberries and cherries

What to use instead of popsicle sticks?

If you don’t have popsicle sticks at home, don’t worry, you can use plastic spoons. Ice pops sticks are cheap to buy, however, and would be easier to use.

What to use if you don’t have popsicle molds?

If you don’t have freezer popsicle molds at home to make your homemade fruit popsicles, you can use instead:

  • Deep ice cube trays
  • Small yogurt containers
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic cups
  • Muffin tins
best popsicles for kids made with plums on a white tray with ice

How long do homemade popsicles last?

Popsicles last for 6-8 months in the freezer. But I assure you that if you make any of these healthy popsicle recipes, they won’t last in the freezer for a month! YUM!

Skip the freezer section at your supermarket and make your own popsicles at home with these easy popsicle recipes.

5 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes for kids & toddlers

4-Ingredient Fruit & Yogurt Popsicles

Fruit Yogurt Popsicles for kids made with blueberries, strawberries, kiwi and yogurt

These fruit & yogurt Popsicles are so easy to make that your kids will be able to help you and it will also be a very fun experience for everyone.

To make this yogurt popsicles recipe for kids you only need 4 ingredients: Greek yogurt, wholesome fresh or frozen fruit, honey and a small amount of heavy cream. These healthy yogurt popsicles are not only healthy but also full of antioxidants, protein and calcium.

Get the recipe here (via The Woks of Life).

Healthy Watermelon Popsicles

Healthy Watermelon Popsicles for summer on a plate with pieces of watermelon and mint leaves

These refreshing popsicles are made with watermelon, strawberries and without any refined sugars. There is nothing better than watermelon on a hot summer day.

This is the perfect healthy popsicles recipe for kids, toddlers and even babies as it doesn’t include dairy, just fresh fruit, and it’s so easy to make!

Get the recipe here (via Slender Kitchen).

Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles

Vegan Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles on ice with pineapple and strawberry pieces

These creamy and healthy popsicles for kids are gluten-free, vegan and without refined sugar.

This pineapple strawberry popsicles recipe is so easy! All you need is fresh or frozen fruit (pineapple, mango, strawberries and orange), coconut milk and honey. Is your mouth watering right now?

Get the recipe here (via One Lovely Life).

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Strawberry Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt Popsicles on a tablecloth with ice and strawberries

These easy homemade popsicles are the perfect summer treat and kids love them!

To make this strawberry cheesecake frozen yogurt popsicles recipe all you need is strawberries and yogurt. The result is creamy and delicious ice pops that will keep your kids cool all summer long.

Get the recipe here (via What Moms Love).

Rainbow Popsicles

Rainbow Popsicles with colorful fresh fruit

These rainbow popsicles are amazing! These healthy popsicles for kids are not only super fun and colorful but they also only contain fresh fruit, yogurt and water.

Having a party with some family or friends with kids? While you’re having delicious summer cocktails, the little ones will enjoy their delicious and healthy popsicles.

Get the recipe here (via The First Year).

I hope these healthy popsicle recipes for kids make you insanely happy!

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8 thoughts on “5 Easy & Healthy Popsicle Recipes for kids (you’ll love too!)”

  1. OMG they all look absolutely gorgeous! Where to start. Love all the great DIY alternatives you have provided too so the kids can get creative and also work with things we already have at home. Great to have for kids parties at home!

  2. I have been staying away from homemade popsicles because I don’t have a mold for them. I never thought of using ice cube trays. Thanks for the tip!

  3. These are great ideas. Love all the tips too. I’m so excited, I bought popsicle molds last summer and never used them. I’m ready now!


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