Homemade Popsicle Round-up


It’s still summer and we still have some hot, sunny days left to enjoy refreshing homemade popsicles! It’s easy, healthy and affordable to make your own.  At our house we use reusable molds, I highly recommend getting some.  You can also use disposable cups and popsicle sticks or straws but be sure to add the sticks after about 45 minutes of freezing so they don’t tip to one side.  I have rounded up my five favorite recipes that my daughters and I created this summer.  So, if you make only one homemade popsicle this summer make one of these.  Your taste buds will thank you (your kiddos will too).

Mango Coconut Chia Pops 0DV_2639


1 RIPE Mango

1 tbsp Honey

1 tbsp Chia Seeds

3/4 cup Coconut Milk

Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (optional)

Cut the mango, discarding the skin and the seed.  Puree the mango, honey, coconut milk and chia seeds in a blender or food processor until well combined.  Add a little more coconut milk to thin it out if needed.  Place about one teaspoon of shredded coconut into each popsicle mold, if desired.  Fill each mold, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top (your popsicles will expand a little during freezing).  Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.  Enjoy!  You can easily omit the honey for kiddos under age one.






Blueberry Blissicles 



1 cup fresh Blueberries

1 tbsp Cocoa Powder (unsweetened)

3/4 cup Vanilla Almond Milk

These “blissicles” really are bliss, the combination of chocolate and blueberry is so heavenly you may forget they are healthy.  Puree the blueberries, cocoa powder and milk together until purple and frothy.  Fill each mold, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top (your popsicles will expand a little during freezing).  Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.  Enjoy!





Mojito Pops



3/4 cup Lime Juice

1 cup Coconut Water

1/4 cup pure Agave Nectar or Honey

1/4 cup spinach (raw or frozen)

2 tbsp Fresh Mint

The spinach in these popsicles adds some color and nutrition without overpowering the taste.  Puree the lime juice, coconut water, agave, spinach until well combined.  Add the mint and give it a few more pulses.  Fill each mold, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top (your popsicles will expand a little during freezing).  Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.  Enjoy!  You can always make some “grown-up” only mojito popsicles by adding a splash of rum.



Berry Beet & Creamsicles



1 cup fresh Strawberries (hulled)

1/2 cup Beet Juice (or beet juice blend)

1/4 cup shredded, raw Beets

1/2 cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt

These popsicles are amazing and my daughters can’t get enough.  I simply substitute with coconut milk yogurt when making them for myself.  Puree all the ingredients together, it may still be a little chunky, that’s okay.  Fill each mold 2/3 full.  Add yogurt a spoon at a time till the molds are mostly full, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top (your popsicles will expand a little during freezing).  Swirl each popsicle a few times.  I find a skewer works great for this but any thin utensil will do.  Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving.  Enjoy!  ps. You may want to avoid giving your kiddos this one while anyone in a 5 mile radius is wearing white.



Banana Cream Pie Pops 



1/2 cup crushed Graham Crackers

2 RIPE Bananas

1/2 cup Cashews (unsalted)

1/2 cup Almond Milk

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp turmeric

This popsicle actually tastes like banana cream pie.  Puree all the ingredients together except graham crackers until smooth and creamy.  Place about one tablespoon of crushed graham crackers into each popsicle mold.  Fill each mold, leaving about 1/4 inch at the top (your popsicles will expand a little during freezing).  Freeze for 4-6 hours before serving. Enjoy!



I would love to hear how these turn out for readers and their kiddos so please come back and post in the comments your results.  My girls love to help me in the kitchen and I find they are much more likely to try and love something if they helped prepare it.  


Tara is mom to two energetic daughters Bianca and Iyla. Passionate about inspiring others to cook healthy, delicious and allergy-friendly food, she owns Yummy Sprout, which provides healthy culinary adventures through classes and more. Check out yummysprout.com. Tara has been featured in the Wisconsin State Journal and on Channel 3 WISC-TV on topics including “making your own baby food”, “cooking with kids” and “packing healthy school lunches”. She adores living in Madison and all it has to offer family life. Her favorite ways to spend time include messing up her kitchen while recipe testing, running, yoga, writing, painting, traveling and reading books with her girls.


  1. These all look amazing, Tara! I’m attempting the Blueberry Bliss today… Ava has been on a popsicle kick lately with her teething and I love that these are healthy for her (and me!) I’ll let you know how they turn out!

  2. Thanks for the amazing recipes!! We have those same popsicle molds and make yogurt and fruit pops often, but I am ready to shake it up.

  3. […] The sunlight is beginning to stretch into the evening hours and summer is truly on the the horizon. We’re in the home stretch people! That means Madison becomes an even more magical and the possibilities for fun with your kids are abundant (check out our Summer Bucket List). And most importantly it means it’s popsicle season. Whatever name you have for them (ice pops, freeze pops, popsicles, frozen treats, you get the idea) there isn’t much better on a hot summer day. Guess What?? It’s easy, healthy and affordable to make your own. This recipe is one of my favorites…refreshing and with a great slushy texture. Perfect for keeping little ones hydrated (also great for helping sick kiddos get rehydrated). Grape Slushy Pops  Ingredients: 2 cups Grapes (we used red & green) 1 cup Orange Juice 1/2 cup pure Coconut Water Wash your grapes. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and whizz. If you don’t have a high powered blender that is okay, it might just take a little while to get the grapes blended up. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds and freeze for about 6-8 hrs before eating. I find rinsing the molds under a little hot water for 5-10 seconds will help them pop out easily. Enjoy! Check out some of my other favorite popsicle recipes: HERE! […]


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