It is hard to beat a popsicle on a hot summer day. These icy, refreshing treats come in a variety of flavors—you’ve probably seen endless options at your local grocery store. One thing that many popsicles have in common is high amounts of added sugar. So if you’re looking for delicious popsicles with a little (or a lot) less sugar than some of the traditional ones, look no further. We rounded up some easy popsicle recipes to test out this summer. Try one, or try them all! After all, there’s really no such thing as too many popsicles.
Healthy Homemade Fruit Popsicles
This recipe from Jessica Gavin includes instructions for making several popsicle flavors: peach strawberry yogurt, minty watermelon, blackberry lemon, and orange mango coconut. The hardest part is deciding which ones to try first. Each recipe follows a similar structure: blend the fruit with sweetener, pour the mixture into popsicle molds, and freeze.
Live Eat Learn shares a wealth of information regarding popsicle making, from which molds to use to how to incorporate hidden veggies into your frozen treats.
One of the best things about homemade popsicles is that you can get creative with them. Experiment with whatever fruit you have on hand, and see what delicious combinations you can create. Making popsicles is also a great way to introduce children to the kitchen. Letting them help make their own popsicles can teach them how to measure ingredients and follow instructions.
Healthier Store Bought Popsicles
Let’s face it: there’s not always time to make homemade popsicles, especially with how quickly kids eat them! So if you’re looking for popsicles with less sugar that you can buy in store or online, check out DeeBee’s Organics SuperFruit Freezie on Amazon. You can have the shipped straight to your door. Then all you have to do is freeze them and enjoy!
Whether you decide to make your own popsicles or pick up your favorite kind from the grocery store, we hope you enjoy some this summer!