By Isadora Baum
One of life’s simplest treats has to be fruit popsicles. Is there anything better on a warm day? But many ready-made popsicles you’ll find in the freezer aisle are loaded with sugar. That’s why we recommend DIY-ing your own. You get to choose which fruit to fill those popsicle molds with and whether or not you want a creamy add in like Greek yogurt, avocado, or coconut milk.
If you’re looking for inspiration here are 5 delicious fruit popsicles to whip up now.
P.S. If you don’t have popsicle molds or are looking to upgrade yours, we love Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds.
1. Creamy Strawberry Popsicles from Real Simple Good
Think of this popsicle recipe as a smoothie instead of a summer treat. Coconut milk and collagen fill you up and help you fuel up for the day — or refuel after a workout. It’s made without sweetener or added sugar, so no blood sugar spikes here!
2. 3 Ingredient Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Using plain or unsweetened vanilla Greek yogurt is a great way to turn a fruit pop into more of a healthy snack. These have antioxidant-rich blueberries are sweetened with just a touch of honey, but if you’re watching your sugar intake, feel free to cut it out.
3. Lava Flow Popsicles from One Lovely Life
Made with strawberries, pineapple, mango, and orange juice, these fresh fruit popsicles are easy to make and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, like vitamin C and vitamin A. To give it some creaminess, add in canned coconut milk.
4. Green Smoothie Popsicles from As Easy As Apple Pie
Ready in a total of five minutes, these green pops are low in sugar and made with real fruit, like pineapple and banana, as well as spinach for some iron and fiber. There’s even a kick of ginger, which is both anti-inflammatory and good for digestion.
5. Avocado Pineapple Popsicles from Sweet Potato Soul
Avocado is silky and full of good fats, and it makes this creamy homemade popsicle more satiating and interesting. Plus, there’s a tropical vibe from the pineapple and shredded coconut which may make your backyard feel like the beach.