6 Easy Popsicle Recipes for Kids


Hallelujah! The warm weather is finally coming around! With summer not too far away, I’m so excited to share some easy-to-make, kid-friendly popsicle recipes. Sure, store-bought popsicles are great, and I always assumed making homemade popsicles would be too much work to be worth it. But I’m here to tell you, I’ve officially been converted! No more store-bought popsicles for us. Homemade all the way! These recipes are quick and easy, and you can even get the kids involved in making them.

I’ll include notes about each recipe along the way and any tips or tricks I picked up during my little experiment. I used a popsicle mold with 12 spaces – I got it on Amazon. If your popsicle mold is smaller, simply adjust your measurements. These popsicle recipes are VERY forgiving, so your measurements can be completely flexible. If you want to add more of one flavor, add more in. This does not have to be an exact science. Thank goodness, right? In general, popsicles that have yogurt in them will have a creamier texture (think fudgsicle or creamsicle), whereas popsicles that contain more of a water or juice base will have more of an ice pop texture like a traditional popsicle.

6 Delicious Homemade Popsicle Recipes Kids Will Love

#1 Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Little girl holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions:

Add the strawberries and yogurt to a blender, and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture evenly throughout your popsicle mold. Place in the freezer overnight. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

* This one is very easy to adjust for however many popsicles you have. Just use equal parts strawberries and yogurt!

#2 “Berry” Patriotic Popsicles

Little boy holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons agave honey
  • 3 cups vanilla Greek yogurt, divided
  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • blue food coloring (optional)

Directions:

Place the raspberries, water, and honey into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly throughout the popsicle molds. Next, use 2 cups of the yogurt to layer throughout the popsicle molds on top of the raspberry mixture. Then combine the remaining cup of yogurt with the blueberries by gently stirring with a spoon. Add blue food coloring if desired (I used only one drop). Layer the blueberry mixture over the yogurt layer, so you end up with red, white, and blue layered popsicles. Place in the freezer overnight. These are perfect for a Memorial Day or summer get-together!

* NOTE: do not give honey to a child under one year of age 

#3 Watermelon Strawberry Popsicles

Little girl holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups cubed watermelon
  • 1 ½ cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Zest and juice of 2 limes

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly throughout your popsicle molds. Place in the freezer overnight.

#4 Strawberry Cherry Beet Popsicles

Little boy holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 ½ cups pitted cherries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup cooked beets
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup Vanilla Greek yogurt

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly throughout your popsicle molds. Place in the freezer overnight.

*NOTE: Omit the honey if you are giving this to a child under one year of age; also, beets and cherries can stain clothing so keep this in mind when giving to your babes.

#5 Blackberry Lemon Cheesecake Bars

Little girl holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • Zest and juice of 2 lemons (about 1/3 cup juice)
  • 2 cups Vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 ½ cups blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 cups mixed berry Greek yogurt

Directions:

Stir the lemon zest and juice with vanilla yogurt. Set aside. Place the blackberries and mixed berry yogurt into a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside. Layer the popsicles by alternating small spoonfuls of the lemon mixture and spoonfuls of the blackberry mixture until full. Place in the freezer overnight.

#6 Strawberry Mango Orange Popsicles

Little boy holding up a popsicle.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen mango chunks
  • 2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 cup orange juice

Directions:

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour evenly throughout your popsicle molds. Place in the freezer overnight.

Baby girl sitting in her high chair eating the popsicle that is being given to her.

This summer, I hope you enjoy making these homemade popsicle recipes with your little ones! Feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations – the possibilities are endless! And if enjoying with your smallest babes, be sure to supervise them for safety! That being said, popsicles make for great, yummy teething relief!

Stay cool, friends!

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