Child-Feeding Expert and Victoria BC Dietitian (Dietician Nutritionist) Kristen Yarker, MSc, RD Shares Delicious Recipes for Healthy, No-Sugar-Added, Homemade Ice Pops (Popsicles / Paletas)Read More
I love that the healthy home-made popsicles trend is continuing (also known as ice-pops or paletas). Have you jumped on board? It's a fantastic way to enjoy some fruits and veggies. All these recipes are delicious. You won't believe that they have no sugar. Kids often love to help make them too. Here are 4 new home-made ice pop recipes for you to enjoy this summer. In case you're wondering why there are 4 recipes but only 3 in the picture, I ate all the banana-strawberry-orange ones before taking the photo :)
Home-Made Popsicles Directions
All the steps are the same for all home-made popsicles. And they're very easy:
- Combine ingredients in a blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into the ice-pop molds.
Home-Made Popsicles Ingredients
This simple 3 ingredient recipe is inspired by one of my childhood favourites – creamsicles. But unlike creamsicles, the only sugar in this recipe is that naturally found in orange juice.
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup orange juice
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Use ripe bananas and in-season, local strawberries and these are naturally sweet – no added sugar is needed.
- 1 medium banana
- 10 strawberries
- ½ cup orange juice
Don’t let the deep green colour of this recipe discourage you. It’s my favourite of the 4 recipes here – super refreshing and subtly sweet.
- 2 cups watermelon, cubed
- 6 large spinach leaves, thick stems removed
- 2 inches cucumber, peeled and seeds removed
- ½ cup coconut water
This recipe doesn’t need to be blended. Simply juice the grapefruits and combine with the soda water in a pitcher. Pour into the molds and freeze. If you find pink grapefruits too sour, you can substitute freshly squeezed orange juice.
- 1 cup freshly squeezed pink grapefruits (approx 3 grapefruits)
- 1 cup soda water