When the days are hot and sunny, few things are more refreshing than eating an ice-cold popsicle on the grass, the sand, the deck, or basically anywhere – no location is too unsuitable for a good popsicle. There’s a difference between the types of popsicles that are just sugar, water and food colouring and those that will actually support our health. That’s why we’ve curated our Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes to help you beat the heat and nourish your best self.
These frozen dairy-free treats are easy to blend and freeze and make the most of fresh produce, healthy fats and superfoods. You can freeze them in popsicle molds (aim for ones that are BPA-free) or use small paper cups and popsicle sticks. Either way, you win. (And if you’re looking to win even more, check out our 23 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes too.)
20 Best Healthy Popsicle Recipes
Roasted Peach + Cherry Coconut Popsicles
These lovely swirled popsicles use two of our favourite summer fruits. Roasting the fruits before blending really enhances their naturally sweet flavour, so you barely need to use any sweeteners.
Wild Strawberries + Coconut Milk Popsicles
This simple healthy popsicle recipe has a touch of floral flavour with the addition of dried rose petals.
Dairy-Free Fudge Pops
All you need are a few simple ingredients to make these ultra-decadent dairy-free fudge pops. There is a vegan option too, so everyone is covered!
Green Smoothie Popsicles
We love the idea of transforming green smooothies into a new form! This healthy popsicle recipe includes spinach, parsley, fruit, honey and ginger – and we like to use dairy-free milk in ours.
It doesn’t get much easier than these 4-ingredient popsicles that are so sweet and creamy.
Pineapple Chocolate Coconut Pops
This is a foolproof recipe – spear your pineapple, dip it into dairy-free dark chocolate and sprinkle with coconut. This is a great idea for all kinds of fruit!
Orange Creamsicle Chia Pudding Popsicles
Get an extra boost of protein, fibre and anti-inflammatory omega 3s with these creamy popsicles.
3-Ingredient Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles
Start a hot day off on the right foot with this healthy popsicle recipe that covers your breakfast bases with vegan yogurt, fruit and granola.
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Coconut Lemongrass Ginger Popsicles
These unique popsicles are not only fragrant and refreshing, but are filled with ingredients that are great for digestion.
Raspberry Lime Popsicles
Everyone will adore these tart, tangy and antioxidant-rich popsicles – even the kids!
Watermelon Mint Popsicles
An easy 3-ingredient popsicle recipe using one of the most summery-est of summer fruits: watermelon. (You can discover 10 more ways to use this sweet fruit here.)
Vegan, Paleo and Keto Fudgesicles
This healthy popsicle recipe gets an extra boost of nutrition from avocados, a heart-healthy fat that’s also rich in B vitamins, phytosterols and fibre. But all you’ll taste is the fudgy deliciousness.
Coconut Cherry Lime Popsicles
These easy and beautiful popsicles are simple to make – plus, Cindy offers an alternate version layered with cherry, mango and spinach.
Healthy Popsicles with Kiwi + Pineapple
If you’re looking to sneak some more greens into your diet, these popsicles contain spinach and chlorella, an amazing algae that’s high in cholorphyll, iron, calcium and B vitamins. Detoxify as you eat!
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
This healthy popsicle recipe takes fresh bananas, dips ’em chocolate and finishes things off with coconut, chopped pistachios and almonds. But you can use any toppings you’d like – goji berries and hemp seeds anyone?
Coconut Kefir Ice Cream Pops
You know how much we love fermented foods, so it should come as no surprise that we love these coconut kefir pops. Learn how to make dairy-free kefir and discover the multitude of ways you can dress up your popsicles.
Avocado Lime Popsicles
How dreamy do these popsicles look? And they’re very kid-approved.
Malabi, a Middle Eastern pudding dessert, gets a dairy-free adaptation in this popsicle version with raspberries, coconut cream, honey and rosewater.
Berry Real Pops
Packed with berries, coconut milk and a bit of anti-inflammatory hemp seeds for extra protein, these popsicles are extra fun when you pour them into kid-friendly molds.
Strawberry Champagne Pops
Toast a special occasion with frozen champagne and strawberries.
For more indulgent frozen treats, check out our 23 Best Dairy-Free Ice Cream Recipes and download our Ultimate Dairy-Free Ice Cream guide to help you create your own ice cream flavours.