Four Natural Popsicle Recipes to Enjoy in Summer

By Brooke Drake, June 22, 2015, Events & Fun

It’s June, and what sounds better on a hot summer day than a refreshing, ice cold popsicle? Unfortunately, most popsicles found at the grocery store are full of unhealthy artificial colors and flavors, preservatives, and sugars. For a healthier take, try making your own popsicles with these five natural recipes.

1) Homemade Organic Watermelon Ice Pops

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Since it’s the summertime, I’d guess that many households have watermelon in the fridge. If this describes your home, this is the perfect use for leftover watermelon. Watermelon is great because it’s a low-calorie food that is full of vitamins and potassium.

Ingredients

  • 4.5 cups of watermelon (use organic if you choose)
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¾ cup orange juice (fresh squeezed and organic, if possible)

Directions

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender
  • Pour into a non-toxic popsicle molds
  • Freeze and then enjoy

2) Adult Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles

For those looking for a popsicle with “spirit,” look no further than this refreshing alcoholic popsicle. While these popsicles taste like a child’s version, it’s deceptively packed with a liquor punch.

Ingredients

  • 6 oz pureed strawberry (about 10 strawberries)
  • 2 oz peach syrup* (recipe below)
  • 12 oz tonic water
  • 2 oz plus 3 oz vodka (divided use)

Directions

  • Stir strawberry puree with 2 oz. of vodka
  • Place three teaspoons of strawberry mix in the bottom of popsicle form and set aside
  • Combine peach syrup with tonic water and stir. Add vodka and stir to mixture
  • Pour peach mixture over strawberry mixture and stir to combine
  • Freeze for about 2 hours and insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing overnight

Peach Syrup*

  • ½ cup sliced peaches (about 4 medium size peaches)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Puree peaches until smooth
  • Then place peach puree, water, and sugar into a pot and bring to a boil for 5 minutes

3) Healthy Organic Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

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This popsicle recipe is perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday. The best part is all the ingredients are natural with no artificial colors.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia (or 1/4 cup Coconut Sugar)
  • 2 Tbsp Water
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 16-oz Vanilla Coconut Milk Yogurt, such as So Delicious Cultured Coconut Yogurt (or a Dairy version of choice if not Dairy Free)
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Cream (skimmed from the top of can of full-fat coconut milk)
  • 8 oz Blueberries, Fresh or Frozen
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Creme Stevia (or 1/3 cup Coconut Sugar)
  • 1 tsp Lime Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tbsp Water

Directions

  • In medium saucepan, mix together: Strawberries, Stevia (or sugar), Water, and Lime Juice
  • Bring to low simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes
  • Pour in blender and puree to desired consistency
  • Fill each opening in your popsicle molds one-third of the way with the strawberry mixture
  • Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set while preparing next step
  • In small bowl, mix together: Coconut Yogurt and Coconut Cream
  • After 30 minutes, remove molds from freezer and top strawberry mixture with Coconut Yogurt mixture so mold is now two-thirds full leaving enough room to top with final blueberry mixture
  • Return strawberry-yogurt layers to freezer for 15 to 30 minutes
  • While yogurt layer is setting, in medium saucepan, mix together: Blueberries, Stevia (or Coconut Sugar), Water, and Lime Juice
  • Bring to low simmer for about 5 minutes
  • Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes
  • Pour in blender and puree to desired consistency
  • Add as the final layer to the molds and then return to freezer to set for at least one more hour

4) Fudge Popsicles

These will bring you back to your childhood, but this one will be healthier. Enjoy as a snack or a tasty chocolate dessert.

Ingredients

  • 2 cans coconut milk or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 4 tbsp cocoa
  • 8 tbsp honey (more if you need it sweeter)
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Directions

  • Mix all ingredients in a blender/food processor
  • Pour in popsicle molds and freeze for 6+ hours

And now I’m hungry. Who wants to help me make a few of these popsicles to beat the summer heat?

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