all natural homemade popsicles …

June 23, 2011

Popsicles are a staple in the summer in my household.  But, as with many pre-made foods, store bought popsicles are usually full of a lot of sugars and dyes.  But, it is really simple to make popsicle’s at home! My kids love them, and I feel good about giving them a healthier summer treat that is full of real fruit!

{homemade popsicles}
adapted from this recipe
2 1/2 cups of fresh or frozen fruit of your choice, chopped
1 1/2 cups yogurt, plain or vanilla
1/2 cup milk {I used rice milk}
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
place all the ingredients in a blender and blend well until smooth.
pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze in freezer for a few hours or until solid.
* To do multicolored pops.  You can half the recipe with another color fruit.  Place the mixture in 1/2 or 1/3 of the way full into the popsicle mold.  Freeze for about a half hour, then place the next layer, and so on.  To get the white middle layer, pictured above, I just added 1-2 tsp of agave nectar to plain yogurt and used it as a layer.  The pink layer is strawberries, and the purple layer is blueberries.
*If you do not have popsicle molds, I just used 3oz sized dixie paper cups and wooden popsicle sticks.
A nice tip to get the sticks to stay up is to place a layer of plastic wrap over your filled cups, then poke a hole through with the stick into the cup and fruit mixture.  this will help the sticks from falling over.  When your popsicles are fully frozen, and ready to eat, just hold them under hot running water, and they should slide out of the mold just fine!
Good Luck!

{photos by me.}

6 thoughts on “all natural homemade popsicles …

  1. kennan


    robyn showed me your blog. umm, could you be any more talented? its offensive.

    your kids are beautiful and you obviously have great taste in the naming department.

    it was nice to see you again… 25 years later.

  2. TAITx3

    Hi. I just came across your blog and I am in love. I can't stop pinning your posts on my pinterest. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! Thanks for blogging. ~Kara


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