Thanks to Melissa’s Produce for providing the fruit for these popsicle recipes!
In our home, a popsicle represents summertime. They are inexpensive, easy to make at home, and dare I say, healthy if you select fresh, seasonal ingredients.
With so many canceled activities this summer, we have been in the kitchen crafting our own popsicle creations. It’s a great activity for kids of all ages – and everyone reaps the benefits at snack time. We have a couple of different silicon molds we have discovered over the years on Amazon or TJ Maxx. But in a bind, small, disposable cups with ice pop sticks work well too. Everyone in my family puts their own mark on their pops. Anything goes, I recommend experimenting with herbs and edible flowers for a sweet, refreshing combo.
Here are some flavor ideas for your next DIY popsicle session. For each flavor, throw everything into your blender, pour mixture into your mold, insert a Popsicle stick and freeze for at least 3 hours. Any fruit would work and its fun to experiment. It’s as easy as blending fruit with water. My husband made an indulgent pop with some of his favorite flavors, peanut butter, banana, and almond milk!
We make small batches of pops since there are only three of us. I use a handful of fruit, but it’s safe to say 1 part of fruit to 1 part yogurt with a drizzle of agave or honey does the trick.
We used Ojai Pixie Tangerines for our orange flavor but really, any type of seedless orange would work. I removed as much of the pith as possible.
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Splash of orange juice to enhance flavor (optional)
- Banana (optional, adds a nice creamy texture)
- Honey or Agave for to sweeten
Mix all ingredients in a blender!
- Kiwi, Pineapple, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Pineapple
- Water or Apple Juice
For this recipe, slice fruit and place into the mold then pour water or apple juice over the fruit. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze!
- Vanilla Yogurt or plain
- Agave or honey to Sweeten
I blended the blueberries, poured a little into the mold then swirled in some yogurt, repeat…this gives a fun swirling effect!
- Green – Kiwi
- Dark Purple – Blueberries
- Orange – Mango
- Red – Strawberry
Blend fruits individually, pour layer on top of layer, then freeze. Beautiful!
Lastly, we splurged on this one! We blended banana, all-natural peanut butter and almond milk for a decadent, cold treat!
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