Ultimate Homemade Popsicles

8.25.2020

Making homemade popsicles can be easy, healthy and convenient. These recipes all use plant-based natural ingredients to nourish your body.

Healthy homemade popsicle guide with recipes

Create healthy homemade popsicles pop with super fun popsicle sleeves. I think they’re perfect for busy days, birthday parties, post gym, work & school lunches, or team sports snacks. Our family uses them all the time and it’s helped us stay healthy on busy days.

Last week on Instagram I shared the homemade popsicles we made as a fundraiser for my daughter’s gymnastics program.

I’ve never been a fan of the chocolate bar fundraisers, so I decided to create my own healthy fundraiser and see what happens. Well, it was super simple to do and a lot of people from the SGS community were asking how to do it, so I put together a step-by-step tutorial here.

Homemade popsicles store nicely in the freezer.

How to make Homemade Popsicles

These rawkstar pops are made with healthy smoothie recipe. The only extra goods you’ll need are a silicone funnel (or any funnel, really) and resealable bags in the shape of long skinny popsicles.

I created my own line of BPA-free popsicle sleeves for my kids and sell them here. I highly recommend them, but there are other versions out there on Amazon too. They remind me of OtterPops from when I was a kid (and that makes me happy).

Pick a smoothie recipe

Choose your favorite smoothie recipe, and blend it like normal. I often use Beginner’s Luck since it’s a community favorite and my personal go-to recipe. When I do green smoothies samples in schools, kids always love this recipe too. So it’s a classic tried and true winner. Since these pops are going to aspiring gymnasts, I want to make sure I give them a winner.

Yet to get all the fun colors above, I have included those recipes below.

Pouring smoothies into popsicle sleeves

Fill the Homemade Popsicle Sleeve

I used a small funnel to help pour into the popsicle mold bags. You prob could pour directly from the blender, just focus on pouring slowly. If you pour too fast, there’s a good chance that the bag will overflow and you’ll have a mess on your hands (literally). Most of our recipes fill around 10 popsicle mold bags IF there are no casualties.

Freeze popsicles until solid

After the bags are filled, stick them in the freezer for an hour or two (or until frozen) and enjoy! Pack them in your kids lunches, eat them as a snack, take them on road trips… it’s up to you. These rawkstar pops will take you back to your childhood!

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Healthy homemade popsicle guide with recipes

Homemade Popsicles


  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 popsicles 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Making homemade popsicles can be easy, healthy and convenient. These recipes all use plant-based natural ingredients to nourish your body. Pick which colors you’d like to make from the recipe below. 


Ingredients

Scale

BLUE

  • 2 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 12 teaspoons butterfly pea powder
  • 2 white peaches, peeled (or green grapes)
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda (helps it turn blue)

GREEN

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup mango
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup water

YELLOW

  • 1 navel orange
  • 2 cups mango
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup water

RED

  • 1 cup pitted cherries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice

Instructions

  1. Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
  2. Fill popsicle sleeves using provided funnel.
  • Category: smoothie
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: homemade popsicles, popsicle recipe

Have you made homemade popsicles?

What ingredients do you use to make a healthy snack for your family?

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About Jen Hansard

Mom of 2, ran across the Grand Canyon and lover of smoothies, coffee & tacos. I transformed my family's health with a plant-based diet. I also found myself again along the way.

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  1. Erin says:

    Where do you get the butterfly pea powder? Such fun colors.

  2. Bunmi says:

    How long do the smoothies last in the freezer?

    • SGS Rawkstar Jess says:

      They can last a month or more but mine never make it that long! 🙂

  3. Sarah Schmidt says:

    I’m curious how you did this as a fundraiser. Was it like a bake sale type set-up?

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Sarah,

      It was actually at a basketball game? Have you ever seen students selling chocolate bars at games? In place of chocolate, we went around with a cooler and our green smoothie pops! They sold great + were a huge hit! 🙂

  4. vitoria ellen says:

    Esse smoothie quando congelado alimenta e refresca nesse verão escaldante, nunca pensei nessa ideia mas vendo essa receita me inspirei para fazer de vários outros sabores, acredito que até as minhas crianças que não tomam smoothie de jeito nenhum vão começar a comer. Adorei!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Vitoria,

      YAY! So excited that these pops can inspire even little ones to give green smoothies a go!

  5. Alicia says:

    I have tried this before but the smoothie filling turns an unappetizing brown quickly. How did you get yours so vibrant? Thanks!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Alicia,

      Oh no! To help preserve all their nutrients, as well as, that bright green color try adding a small amount of lemon juice to your smoothie!

  6. Fabian Auer says:

    This is fantastic. I’ve just recently had a change of life and I’ve noticed that good nutrition is a part of a happy healthy life style. This makes me smile. I hope this reaches school across the world.

  7. Anne says:

    These bags were no longer available on amazon.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Anne,

      Oh no! There are plenty of other options on Amazon, Jen liked these specifically for the way the sealed + the included funnel. But don’t let this one variety stop you from picking up another kind!

  8. Adriano says:

    I loved it, thank you for sharing

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Adriano,

      Thanks for learning more about these yummy popsicles!

  9. Beth says:

    I think I like this idea better than popsicles.

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Beth,

      We’re pretty excited about this idea too!

  10. Nicola says:

    I think this just might be my favourite way of having smoothies and I haven’t even tried it yet! Thank you 🙂

  11. Betty says:

    I had no idea these baggies even existed! Got my order in and can’t wait to prepare them. There are many times I don’t want a full smoothie so these grab and go will be just the thing to have instead. Thank you for this fantastic idea and all the great smoothie recipes!

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      Hi Betty,

      You’re definitely right! These are a great way to save + enjoy any leftover smoothies!

  12. Kathy says:

    What a fun idea! I will save this and try to get around to creating these – I like this idea! Thank you for sharing

    • SGS Rawkstar Amanda says:

      YAY! We loved making these, and hope you will too! Reach back out + let me know how you enjoyed them!

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