Who doesn’t love a good popsicle?
The problem is, a lot of popsicles out there really aren’t good.
Well, they might taste good, but they’re not good for our families’ health. Most regular popsicles are filled with artificial flavors, alternative sweeteners, and tons of food dye. Whatever happened to normal, healthy food?!
Here’s a list of 6 really amazing popsicle recipes. That sounds sorta odd – recipes for popsicles? Sometimes the only way to do something right is to do it yourself, ya know.
These popsicles are easy to prepare, completely free from Gluten and Dairy products (some recipe alterations are required, but I’ve offered my suggestions to make it easy!).
Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free Popsicles
1. Kombucha (‘Bucha) Berry Pops
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I’m not a fan of saving the best for last, so I’m bringing my favorite popsicle to try this summer to the top of the list!
These are absolutely the best for kiddos with tummy troubles! If you’ve never tried Kombucha before, I highly recommend it for your whole family. It’s fermented tea that’s full of beneficial bacteria and enzymes to help with digestion.
Plus, it’s tangy and fizzy – ideal qualities for a popsicle, right?!
Tip: Drop the stevia and swap it out for raw honey. Or, if you’re not into that, increase the amount of fruit to make these pops perfectly sweet.
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These popsicles are a dream! They’re perfect for 4th of July, but who says they can’t be snacked on all summer long?
Tip: The recipe calls for yogurt. Swap it out if your family is Dairy-Free. Coconut milk would be divine in here!
If you’re not Dairy-Free, unsweetened Greek Yogurt or crème fraîche would be absolutely, undeniably amazing.
3. Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
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Tart and sweet all wrapped into one! A classic treat made frozen. I really doubt I could eat just one of these.
Tip: To make these tasty pops a bit healthier, swap out the agave nectar for honey.
4. Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
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These pops are made from nothing but fresh fruit and pureed watermelon. And popsicle sticks, of course. Talk about refreshing & healthy!
Tip: These pops don’t need any special changes. They’re perfect as they are!
5. Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles
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How about some Hidden Veggie Pops? These are super-healthy and perfect as a snack between meals thanks to the fiber in the carrots!
Do you have any family traditions around popsicles? What childhood memories do you have of popsicles?
I have really fond memories of the Flintstones Creamsicle Push Pops. I’d have them every summer at the beach!