Whether you’re trying to get kids to eat their fruits and vegetables, cooling down after a tough workout or relaxing by the pool, this collection of 12 healthy popsicle recipes will have something for you. Creamy popsicles made with greek yogurt, refreshing cucumber spa pops, and adults-only pops made with a little something special make summertime hydration a lot more delicious and fun.
Blueberry Sour Cream Popsicles
Fresh or frozen blueberries come together with sour cream, almond milk and vanilla stevia for a sweet treat that’s also good for you. Make it even better by subbing plain greek yogurt for the sour cream. Get the recipe at Family Fresh Cooking.
Raspberry Lemonade Yogurt Ice Pops
Slow Roasted Italian has the easy recipe for sweet and tart popsicles made with raspberries, plain yogurt, lemon zest and ice, and fresh raspberries.
Green Ice Pops
Kids will be more than happy to eat their greens when they’re blended with pineapple, banana and coconut water in these super-healthy popsicles from Weelicious.
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
These whole fruit popsicles by Nourishing Meals require little more than pureeing some fruit in a food processor or blender and pouring it into popsicle molds.
Kiwi Pineapple Popsicles
Nothing but pineapple, kiwi fruit and honey is required to make these quick and easy popsicles from The Slow Roasted Italian.
Boozy Grapefruit, Basil & Vodka Popsicles
Grapefruit and basil are an unexpected combination in these popsicles by Cooking Stoned – and they’re made even better by a splash of vodka.
Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicle
It’s hard to imagine anything more refreshing than this when you’re craving ice-cold hydration on a hot summer day. Family Fresh Cooking’s Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicle includes julienned seedless cucumber, lemon and natural sweetener like stevia or honey.
Pomegranate Limeade Popsicles
Pomegranate seeds are the main event in this popsicle recipe, offering little pops of sweet-and-tart flavor. Plus, they’re just pretty.
Chocolate Kiwi Popsicles
One-inch-thick rounds of kiwi fruit are dipped in melted chocolate and frozen for an extremely simple, healthy and delicious cool treat.
Fig, Vanilla and Sour Cream Pops
Fig is probably not a flavor you’d expect in popsicles, but that’s part of what makes this recipe from KQED so intriguing.
Homemade Chocolate Fudgsicles
Craving chocolate? This recipe by Chocolate Covered Katie combines cocoa powder with coconut milk, bananas, sweetener and vanilla – with an optional spoonful of peanut butter. While they’re higher in fat than the fruit-flavored popsicles on this list, they’re made of healthier, whole-food ingredients than the ones found in the grocery store.
Pimm’s Cup Popsicles
Here’s another popsicle recipe that’s most definitely not for kids. The Tiffin Box has has a recipe that turns the classic Pimm’s Cup cocktail into a frozen treat.