How to make homemade popsicles with fresh fruit are easy and delicious. A healthy snack kids love and cheaper than store bought too.
Wondering how to make homemade popsicles this summer? They’re easier than you might think. Using blueberries, raspberries and strawberries you too can make this mixed berry treat today. One of our favorite popsicle recipes. (affiliate links present)
Years ago we made these frozen yogurt pops with yogurt, granola and fruit. They were delicious and hadn’t strayed from them until this year when it was really hot outside! I’m so glad we thought about this idea again because these were so refreshing for all of us!
You can use this recipe to make dairy free popsicles or add a flavor of Greek yogurt for another burst of fruit flavor. Since we use frozen fruit you can make these year round, not just during hot summer days.
Homemade Fruit Popsicles
This is how I decide what I include in each batch…it depends what is on sale! That is right, I am from the generation where my mom wouldn’t buy anything unless it was on special AND we had a coupon for it.
I guess that has shaped who I am today and although I am not quite that strict with my purchases, I still have that budget mindedness in me. All. The. Time. Every time I shop I keep an eye out in the freezer section for a combination that is a good deal and would work well together.
Really it doesn’t matter anyway, I mean I haven’t made a combination that we didn’t enjoy. Use peach, blackberry, or even huckleberry if you can find these babies. You just want to start them out as frozen from the get go.
How do you make popsicles from scratch?
There are 2 things you will need beyond the ingredients to blend and shape them though. You likely already have a food processor or blender in your home already.
Believe it or not I only have the latter so we just use that as you can see above. You can make it as smooth or leave some chunks in there, we like a bit of texture so ours aren’t super smooth when pouring them in the molds.
How do you make popsicles not icy?
These have yogurt in them which will bring a bit of creaminess you’ll love. Alternatively if you want to skip that you can add 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch if you prefer.
Real Fruit Popsicles
There are tons of different popsicle molds out there to choose from. From small to big and all different shapes and sizes, it doesn’t matter what you choose. Of course smaller will take less time to freeze solid.
- This is the popsicle mold we used, alternatively you could use small Dixie paper cups with popsicle sticks as a mold and freeze those. Then peel off your frozen treat once hard.
- Frozen fruit(s)
- Greek yogurt – any flavor you want but vanilla is better than just plain
- Water, coconut milk or fruit juice could be added for even more flavor
That is it y’all!! Can you believe it is just that simple? I mean if you look at the back of Outshine fruit popsicles there are more ingredients than this. Those are pretty great I won’t lie but it’s nice to know exactly what you’re eating and feeding your kids.
What popsicles are healthiest?
Ones made with fruit and water or juice of course. These have a bit of protein too because of the added dairy but that is an option to make it creamier of course. If you need gluten free popsicles that is no problem too. Check the label but typically most plain Greek styles are. Ready to read up on how to make popsicles quickly?
Time needed: 15 minutes
How to Make Homemade Popsicles
In a blender add all of your ingredients until as smooth as you’d like it to be. You could add sweetness like honey or a sweetener. Just add a bit, taste and adjust to your liking.
Pour popsicle mixture into molds and press sticks in the middle.
Set in freezer for 6 hours or overnight. Run mold under warm water to slide out easily and enjoy this healthy homemade snack.
You could easily use these same steps to make fudge pops. I’d buy a half gallon of chocolate milk from the store and blend with ice. You could add a few Tbsp of Cool Whip in the mix too!
Both would be super amazingly refreshing treats for adults and kids for sure. Not as sweet as ice cream but way healthier too for sure.
If you are having a barbecue with friends these are sure to be a real hit. You could make several different versions to please everybody’s taste buds. Making a large batch? I would purchase a few different molds so you can freeze all at the same time.
Don’t yank them out! Instead run the bottom rubber part under very warm water. Then gently pull on the popsicle stick and each one should slide out. Don’t take them out until ready to enjoy.
Love the idea of fruit purees for dessert? Make our homemade fruit snacks sometime too! For Fourth of July we have made rainbow popsicles too that are super fun. If you want to figure out how to make homemade fudge with the kiddos that can be a fun and yummy activity too.
How do you store homemade popsicles?
If you want to do some batch cooking and make a TON for later you totally can. Once frozen solid run under warm water and remove one at a time. Wrap each one in a piece of plastic wrap and place inside a freezer bag.
A gallon size works well for more than 6 or so. Once it’s full, zip closed and lay flat. Then kids can open, grab one for everyone and close it again so it doesn’t get freezer burn later. They will last a really long time this way.
If you use different fruits make sure to label the outside with a Sharpie so you’ll remember which version is inside each bag. This is a great idea if you find a great sale on blueberries or expecting a large get together at your home.
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How to Make Homemade Popsicles
- In a blender add all of your ingredients until as smooth as you'd like it to be. You could add sweetness like honey or a sweetener. Just add a bit, taste and adjust to your liking.
- Spoon into plastic popsicle molds and press sticks in the middle. You can use small paper Dixie cups too if you want smaller versions.
- Set in freezer overnight. Run mold under warm water to slide out easily and enjoy.