When the days are hot and sunny, few things are more refreshing than eating an ice-cold popsicle on the grass, the sand, the deck, or basically anywhere – no location is too unsuitable for a good popsicle. There’s a difference between the types of popsicles that are just sugar, water and food colouring and those that will actually support our health. That’s why we’ve curated our 20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes to help you beat the heat and nourish your best self.
These frozen dairy-free treats are easy to blend and freeze and make the most of fresh produce, healthy fats and superfoods. You can freeze them in popsicle molds (aim for ones that are BPA-free) or use small paper cups and popsicle sticks. Either way, you win. (And if you’re looking to win even more, check out our 20 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes too.)
20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes
Roasted Peach + Cherry Coconut Popsicles
These lovely swirled popsicles use two of our favourite summer fruits. Roasting the fruits before blending really enhances their naturally sweet flavour, so you barely need to use any sweeteners
Wild Strawberries + Coconut Milk Popsicles
This simple healthy popsicle recipe has a touch of floral flavour with the addition of dried rose petals.
Dairy-Free Fudge Pops
All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these ultra-decadent dairy-free fudge pops. There is a vegan option too, so everyone is covered!
Green Smoothie Popsicles
We love the idea of transforming green smooothies into a new form! This healthy popsicle recipe includes spinach, parsley, fruit, honey and ginger – and we like to use dairy-free milk in ours.
Watermelon Kiwi Popsicles
It doesn’t get any easier than these 2-ingredient popsicles that use the summery-est of summer fruits: watermelon. (You can discover 8 more ways to use this sweet fruit here.)
Blue Ombre Edible Flower Popsicles
These stunners get their electric blue vibrancy from butterfly pea flowers and use coconut water as the base, making them a super hydrating option for hot days.
Pineapple Chocolate Coconut Pops
This is a foolproof recipe – spear your pineapple, dip it into dairy-free dark chocolate and sprinkle with coconut. This is a great idea for all kinds of fruit!
Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding Popsicles
Get an extra boost of protein, fibre and anti-inflammatory omega 3s with these creamy popsicles.
3-Ingredient Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles
Start a hot day off on the right foot with this healthy popsicle recipe that covers your breakfast bases with vegan yogurt, fruit and granola.
Coconut Lemongrass Ginger Popsicles
These unique popsicles are not only fragrant and refreshing, but are filled with ingredients that are great for digestion.
Raspberry Lime Popsicles
Everyone will adore these tart, tangy and antioxidant-rich popsicles – even the kids!
Vegan Fudge Popsicles
This healthy popsicle recipe gets an extra boost of nutrition from avocados, a heart-healthy fat that’s also rich in B vitamins, phytosterols and fibre. But all you’ll taste is the fudgy deliciousness.
Healthy Popsicles with Kiwi + Pineapple
If you’re looking to sneak some more greens into your diet, these popsicles contain spinach and chlorella, an amazing algae that’s high in cholorphyll, iron, calcium and B vitamins. Detoxify as you eat!
This healthy popsicle recipe takes fresh bananas, dips ’em chocolate and finishes things off with coconut, chopped pistachios and almonds. But you can use any toppings you’d like – goji berries and hemp seeds anyone?
Coconut Kefir Ice Cream Pops
You know how much we love fermented foods, so it should come as no surprise that we love these coconut kefir pops. Learn how to make dairy-free kefir and discover the multitude of ways you can dress up your popsicles.
Roasted Cherry Popsicles with Chocolate Buckwheat Crispies
These roasted cherry popsicles are delicious all on their own, but the sweet and crunchy buckwheat crispies make them extra special and fun to eat.
Miso Chocolate Fudge Popsicles
Don’t be afraid of the miso in these healthy popsicles – it just offers a hint of saltiness to enhance the chocolate-y sweetness. You won’t even know it’s there, we promise.
Raspberry and Cream Popsicles
Love raspberries? Then you’ll adore these pops, which use both fresh and freeze-dried raspberries. With the addition of cashews and coconut cream, these are a fruity and creamy delight!
Green Tea Lemonade Popsicles
Quench your summer thirst with these anti-oxidant packed, refreshing 3-ingredient popsicles.
Strawberry Champagne Pops
Toast a special occasion with frozen champagne and strawberries.