What do you get when you combine real fruit and lemonade? These awesome healthy popsicles of course!
This year, we’ve been cooling off by spending hours in the swimming pool, having water balloon fights and eating popsicles.
Lots of popsicles.
If you haven’t made your own popsicles before, it is probably one of the easiest things you can do. Those “layered” popsicles you see on the web can be intimidating to make; so if you want a recipe that you can “pour-and-go” this is the one!
Plus, the fresh ingredients make this recipe a healthier popsicle so you can say YES when your kids come in sweaty asking for something sweet.
How to Make Healthy Real Fruit Popsicles
The equipment doesn’t need to be fancy, and your kids will love being involved in dreaming up all the flavor possibilities.
It’s a wholesome way to make a cool snack that both you, your kids and probably even the neighborhood kids are going to love this summer.
Check out how easy these popsicles are to make in this recipe video.
Fresh Fruit Ingredients for Popsicles
Fresh fruit is always a great add-in for popsicles. The natural sweetness is just perfect for quenching the need for something cool and sweet after an afternoon in the summer sun.
Adding in the traditional drink of summer, the lemonade gives it a tartness that puts these popsicles over the top! The sky is the limit when it comes to fruit mix-ins but here are a few ideas to get you started.
- Sliced Kiwi
- Whole Blueberries
- Chopped Strawberries
- Shaved Coconut
- Sliced Peaches
I could go on and on. But really, all you need to do is grab your child’s favorite fruits, chop them up and add them to the popsicle molds.
Pour in your favorite fruit juice and freeze! We love using lemonade, but you can also try apple juice, pineapple juice or anything else you and your kids love.
Healthy Popsicles with Real Fruit
- 2 cups lemonade, homemade or store bought
- 1 – 1 ½ cups fresh fruit, chopped
- Popsicle molds
- Fill popsicle molds with chopped fruit.
- Pour lemonade into each mold, covering the fruit and leaving ¼ inch space at the top.
- Insert popsicle mold covers or sticks and freeze, for least 5 hours or overnight.
- Run water over popsicle mold to separate, pull popsicle out, and enjoy.