I have been lately posting a lot of stories on my Instagram of the popsicles batches I have been preparing for my son to be beat the H town heat. And as promised to all my followers who sent me so many DMs, here are the recipes to Vir’s favorite popsicles that are easy to make and healthy too!
It’s hotter than hot in Houston and so these nutritious and healthy popsicles end up as snacks and even sometimes as a meal on those hard days with a toddler.
The recipes are extremely simple and has almost 3- 4 ingredients max.
You need these 2 very important things to start with the process.
1) Ice Cream Mold
I planned a trip to my local grocer Kroger on the weekend to get all the fresh fruits, yogurt and ice cream molds. While shopping I came across the Brawny Tear-A-Square® paper towel! I cannot tell you how much I hate wasting paper napkins and tearing an entire sheet to just clean a little spill or to have to use as a napkin while feeding.
The award-winning Brawny Tear-A-Square® just solved such a huge waste problem for me, as the quarter sheet size works for both clean-up and as a napkin! Just the right size of paper towels a toddler can use. It is perfect for home use, picnics, barbeques, road trips, just anywhere. I highly recommend getting this product and trying it out. I wished I found them during Vir’s Birthday Party, I threw so many napkins out that just had a little bit of cake on it or were just left on the floor.
Below are my most recommended popsicles that you and your kids can enjoy. To make them interesting I added some layers with yogurt for a bit extra!
Strawberry, Blueberry Watermelon Smash
These are 90 % fruit and 10% yogurt for that extra zing. It helps balance your electrolytes.
I hate wasting food and fruit especially. A big watermelon sometimes at our home gets wasted and so I made sure I blend it with other fruits to get the taste, strawberries add some more sweetness and the blueberry adds the deep dark colors ( It can also make it tangy ). You can choose to add sugar or replace blueberry with lime for a zing. I didn’t add either.
Pour the blended mixture in ice mold upto ¾ till top and freeze for 3 hours.
After 3 hours use some store bought strawberry or vanilla organic yogurt. And pour it in the remaining portion of molds to fill up the rest and add a layer.
Check after a few hours. It should be ready to eat!
These are beautiful looking, tastes awesome like any other fruit popsicle in the market minus the sugar.
I had been wanting to introduce mangoes to Vir, he somehow hasn’t appreciated the fruit as much. I guess because it’s a bit tangy and not as sweet as alphonso mangoes.
So, I took 1 whole peeled mango, added 2 tbsp sugar and some whole milk to make it smoothie like and not entirely fruity. Please see how much sugar you need to add as some mangoes can be tangy.
Like above I poured the blended smoothie in ice mold upto ¾ till top and freeze for 3 hours.
After 3 hours use some store-bought vanilla organic yogurt. And pour it in the remaining portion of molds to fill up the rest and add a layer.
Check after a few hours. It should be ready to eat!
This was a hit, as Vir got excited about the yellow color. You can also add pineapple and make it a tropical smoothie without the milk.
Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Pop!
This was a hit especially last week when my son was sick and wasn’t eating a lot. I tried to give him milk and he kept refusing it. So, I took his store-bought chocolate milk, add 1 tbsp of peanut butter and half banana and blended it.
You can add sugar too or even honey. I added 1 tbsp of sugar as the peanut butter had no sugar added to it. Taste the smooth mixture when you are done blending and add accordingly.
Pour the mixture in mold and added the rest of the banana pieces in the mold and set it to freeze. Check after 3 hours.
I had fun making these popsicles as they are super easy, healthy and flavorful. To beat the mess while cleaning up or just simply holding the popsicle Brawny Tear-A-Square® came to our rescue. The sheets are durable, strong and the perfect size! You can find them at a Kroger near you.
For the Tangy Coconut and Kiwi Kicker click here. I posted this a while back.
Tip: While removing the popsicles from the mold, make sure you run hot tap water on the mold to easily remove the popsicles.
Have a fantastic summer and do share with me your favorite popsicle flavor!
**This post is sponsored by Kroger as always, all opinions are mine**
11 thoughts on “Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes for Toddlers + Kids”
Thank you for sharing your sweetie receipts
arushi, love those pretty popsicles! and i think i need to remove those popsicle molds i bought long ago – spaceship ones too!
This looks great and very inviting for the kids. I am thinking of making one over the weekend it would be nice. Thanks for sharing.
Peanut butter banana and chocolate pop sounds amazing! I am definitely going to give these a try for my teething toddler! Thank you for the great post!
These all look so simple and yummy! I will have to try some of these this summer!
Those look so simple and yummy! Will have to try them this summer!
I feel like all of my 3 kids would love these! Great recipes… my middle child has a thing for cold stuff. Will be trying soon.
Glad you like it
Thanks for these!
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Love these ideas, adding purple pedialyte to a mold for sick toddler