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The Best Easy (& Healthy!) Homemade Popsicles

The best easy (+healthy!) homemade popsicles that are made with real fruit and veggies, and just a few other ingredients! Choose from strawberry lemonade, raspberry lime, yogurt and blueberry, strawberry beet, or mango carrot. All are full of flavor but free from junky ingredients and refined sugar.

the best easy (+healthy) homemade popsicles

There’s nothing like enjoying a cold treat on a hot day! And no matter how old you are, popsicles are just fun 🙂

The problem with store-bought popsicles is that they usually have ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, colors, and other substances that I don’t want myself or my family to eat.

But luckily, making healthy homemade popsicles is SUPER easy!

No junk ingredients here. All you need is fruit, a natural sweetener, and a little time and you will have popsicles that the whole family will love.

As warmer weather approaches, beautiful fruit will be available at the local stores and farmer’s markets. This means that you can make a variety of delicious flavor combinations.

I hope you have as much fun creating these frozen treats as I did. Almost anything can be made into a popsicle, so grab your favorite ingredients and let’s get started!

fruit and ingredients for homemade popsicles

*One more reason I love homemade popsicles is that it is a great way to add fruit (and even the occasional veggie!) to our diets. And making popsicles is a great way to get kids into the kitchen, which promotes independence and healthy eating.

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Helpful Equipment

You know, before we jump into the recipes let’s go over the equipment that you might want or need.

It’s pretty basic, and while I don’t think that you absolutely need any or all of these products, especially if you like your popsicles with chunky fruit pieces (you can do a lot with a knife, potato masher, and a fork), these are things in my kitchen I have found make it quicker and easier to make popsicles.

And let’s face it, if it’s quicker and easier I’m more likely to do it 😉

Ok, on to the helpful equipment!


My all time favorite blender is a Vitamix. This blender is amazing and can do EVERYTHING! It is powerful, easy to clean, and you can even make soup in it! I also love that it comes with a 7 YEAR WARRANTY!! If you have been thinking of buying a Vitamix but aren’t sure, let me say, just do it!

If you’re not ready to make that big of purchase just yet (because let’s face it, a Vitamix blender is not cheap!), my next choice is a Ninja blender/food processor. I have tried 4 different blenders over the years and next to the Vitamix, the Ninja is my second favorite. It works well for most needs (although I don’t think you can make soup in it), and is easy to clean.

Popsicle Mold

A stainless steel popsicle mold is what we usually use in our house, but we have a few different sets so it really depends on how many popsicles we are making and the shape my kids want them to be in.

If you want to try something different and fun, check out silicone popsicle molds. A popsicle is even more fun when it is in different shapes. My kids think this one and this one are great!

If you’re buying a popsicle mold, don’t forget to buy extra wood sticks! It seems like those get used really quickly (or get lost or used for school projects,lol!)

Well, that’s a few pieces of equipment you may want for making healthy homemade popsicles. So now, let’s get to those recipes!

Easy & Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes

There are a number of flavor combinations that make delicious popsicles, so be sure to pick your favorite fruit and get creative!

I’ll give you a few of our family favorites to help get you started 😉

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles


  • 2 cups of strawberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp of raw honey (or your favorite natural sweetener)


In a blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until firm. Makes 3-5 popsicles (depending on the size of the molds).

healthy homemade strawberry lemonade popsicles

Mango Carrot Popsicles


  • 1/2 cup of diced mango
  • 1/2 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup of fresh carrot juice


Puree all ingredients in a blender (here is my favorite blender!) until completely smooth. Pour into the popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until completely firm.

Makes 5-6 popsicles.

healthy homemade mango carrot popsicle recipe

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles


  • 2 cups of organic, unsweetened yogurt
  • 2 cups of blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 3 -4 Tbsp. of raw honey

In a blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until firm. Makes 3-5 popsicles (depending on the size of the molds).

For a little different, but still fun version, use small blueberries and don’t blend them (or blend very little). That way you can have small, frozen blueberries to crunch on.

blueberry yogurt popsicle

Raspberry Lime Popsicles


  • 2 cups of raspberries
  • 2-3 Tbsp. of fresh lime juice
  • 3 Tbsp. raw honey (or your favorite natural sweetener)


In a blender, puree all ingredients until smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until firm. Makes 3-5 popsicles (depending on the size of the molds).

Raspberry lime popsicle recipe

Strawberry Beet Popsicles


Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into popsicle mold and insert sticks. Freeze for 2-3 hours or until completely frozen.

Makes about 5 popsicles.

strawberry beet popsicle recipe

Helpful Tips For Your Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Here are a few tips to help lessen the mess, make popsicles without a mold (or even sticks), and get them out of molds easier. Hope it helps!

DIY Popsicle Mold

So, if you find yourself without a popsicle mold but still want to try these delicious recipes, have no fear!

All you need is a paper cup and wooden sticks. In fact, you don’t really even need the wooden sticks, we have used butter knives before. You have to be a little more careful because the cups will tip over but if you can secure them in the freezer somehow (in a tray or prop them up) it works just as well.

You can also use silicone muffin cups or a silicone muffin pan if you don’t have popsicle molds. Again, you have to put the muffin cups in a muffin pan or on a tray of some kind, and the popsicles are a different shape, but it works.

Easy Removal

If you’re using a popsicle mold it may not be easy to get the popsicle out! But if you run the mold under warm water for just a minute or so, the delicious frozen treat should slide right out of the mold.

Reduce The Mess

Popsicles are messy, there’s just no getting around that.

So to cut down on some of the dripping and stickiness there are two things that you can use as popsicle drip catchers- a paper cup cut in half (use the bottom half) or a paper muffin cup liner.

Or, you could be like me and make my kids eat them outside so they can rinse off with the hose when they’re done and not even bring that mess inside 🙂

I hope you enjoy these easy and healthy homemade popsicle recipes.

If you give them a try be sure to send me a message or leave a comment and let me know which one was your favorite!

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