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Summer Treats - How to Make Healthy Popcicles for Kids

Updated on March 20, 2012

Now, I don't know about you, but being a mom of the new millenium, I am concerned about making sure my kids eat healthy, but don't lose out on all the fun that food can be. Full of flavor, interest and lots of love. Basically, what I'm trying to say, is that I LOVE foods that I can make with my kids, that are not only healthy, but they taste and look good too.

I can tell you that my boys appreciate meal time the most when they can have fun helping to make what they eat, and know that you are feeding them good food for their body. What does this mean? It means you and your kids can enjoy the same shared activities and wholesome foods. Especially when you tell them you're going to make Popcicles.

Smoothie Popcicle

Okay, for this first popcicle, you're going to want to get:

  • 2 or 3 of your favorite organic fruits (we love banana, strawberry and mango)
  • Enough Popcicle sticks for each cube in your ice tray
  • 1 Cup of Crushed Ice
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1 Ice Tray
  • 1 Blender
  • 1 Spoon

The steps are the easiest in the world.

  1. Peel, skin or de-stem your fruits, then slice them.
  2. Place your crushed ice into your blender, followed by your sliced fruits
  3. Start your blender on a medium speed and allow the fruits and ice to mix well with each other. Then use the water as needed until the mixture is thick but not to chunky. You want it a little thicker then the consistency of pancake batter, but not as thick as oatmeal.
  4. Spoon out your fruit/ice mixture into your ice tray, filling each cubicle to the top.
  5. Place one popcicle stick into each cubicle, preferably standing straight up. (If the mixture is to soupy to hold the sticks up, you can add them after 30 minutes in the freezer.)
  6. Place the ice tray in the freezer for two to three hours.

That's it! After they are completely frozen you can pull them out for a healthy and tasty treat.

Fruit Popcicle

If you thought that last recipe was superbly simple, you'll really enjoy this one. It's a very simple way of turning any fruit into a popcicle, which is usually my choice for summer time desserts for babies.

You'll need:

  • 1 Favorite fruit (or several if you would like)
  • 2 or 3 Popcicle Sticks
  • 1 small baking tray

Then you want to:

  • Slice the fruit in half (or more)
  • Place the popcicle stick in one area of each of the sliced fruit
  • Place in the freezer on the tray for two or three hours

The most popular fruits for this are Banana's and Watermelon. Though Papaya is tastey too.

Juice Popcicle

What you'll want:

  • Your favorite Organic Juice (Apple, Pear, Pineapple or White Grape are good)
  • A Corresponding Organic Fruit (Apples, Banana's, Pineapple's, Grapes...etc..)
  • 1 Ice Tray
  • Popcicle Sticks

This one is a hair trickier, but no less delicious!

  • Slice your fruit into little chunks
  • Place a small portion of fruit chunks into each cubicle in your ice tray
  • Pour your fruit juice into each cubicle, up to the top
  • Place your ice tray into your freezer
  • Check your popcicles after 30 minutes, stir each cubicle with a popcicle stick to stir up the fruit chuncks and to check for thickness. If thick enough, place one popcicle stick into each cubicle. If still to soupy, check back in another 15 to 30 minutes and repeat.

These particular popcicles are fun because you not only get a juicy frozen treat, but you get the real frozen fruit chunks to suck on as well. The flavor of this popcicle is definitely up there with those ultra sugary no-good for you store bought treats. =)


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    Sheila Brown 

    7 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

    Great ideas! I am going to have to do this for my grandchildren this summer. That is one of the first things they want when they come to Nana's house, a popcicle. Now I can make it healthier for them. Thank you for such good information. Voted up and socially sharing! Have a wonderful day! :)

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    Susan Britton 

    7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    These popsicles sound so delicious. I will definately give them a try. It is above season temperature up here so I might make these sooner that I think. Thanks a lot for answering my question with all this great information. Great stuff!


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