11 Healthy popsicle recipes for hot days
The sun isn't shining in London today, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a fruity popsicle - it's still warm! With the weather everywhere finally starting to get a bit warmer across the UK, frozen treats are definitely on the menu for the coming days and months. Unfortunately, many supermarket lollies, popsicles and tubs of ice cream are loaded with fat, sugar, additives and E numbers. So how do you enjoy a healthier frozen treat? Simple really, make your own! Our 11 healthy popsicle recipes will have you whipping up delicious frosty popsicles in no time at all - there are options which include dairy as well as dairy-free options for vegans. All you need are some popiscle moulds!
Want a healthy, pretty, vitamin C-packed lolly? This dairy and refined sugar-free treat is perfect for hot summer days! Almond milk and coconut milk, sweetened with a little maple syrup, make a creamy base for these lollies, loaded with blueberries - you can use fresh or frozen, whatever you have to hand.
This Greek yoghurt recipe is healthy, low in fat and packed with flavour. Some ice lollies can be way too sweet - not these, which are just sweetened with a little runny honey. The recipe calls for raspberries and blackberries, but you could use strawberries, blueberries or whatever other berries you have around.
Fresh pineapple, blueberries, lime juice, water and salt. Hmm, what can you make with those ingredients? How about these amazing ice pops? We love the fresh flavours and zing of the lime - these are really refreshing and so simple to make.
If you're a fan of mangos (we are here at Expertrain HQ) then you're going to love these lollies, inspired by the popular Indian yoghurt drink. All you need are mangos, yoghurt and some syrup - which you can make yourself - and you have yourself a fruity, delicious treat!
Lovers of green smoothies, rejoice! We have found a green smoothie popsicle recipe that's DELISH! Seriously, try this out and let us know what you think. This is a far more refreshing way to enjoy your green smoothie and it'll cool you down, whether you enjoy it post-workout or just because. With avocado, grapes, kale, apple, lemon and courgette, it's loaded with goodness and it counts as one of your five a day - yes!
Mmm we love lemonade, and cucumber is pretty much the best salad vegetable around, don't you agree? Combining the two may sound a little strange, but this recipe is pretty awesome. Use a little honey or maple syrup to sweeten the popsicle mix.
Just the name of these makes us want to make them - what's not to love? With fresh stawberries, watermelon, a little maple syrup and some dried hibiscus flowers you can make the most amazing ice pops you've ever tasted. Well, if you like watermelon that is. One of these is a great way to hydrate on a hot, sunny day.
Creamy coconut milk has to be one of our favourite ingredients, whether you're blending it into a Thai curry sauce or using it to make a dessert. Here. it's blended with ripe figs, maple syrup and a little vanilla extract for a delicious popsicle. Figs and coconut may seem like an unusual combo, but trust us when we say these will become favourites!
Pineapple, honey and kiwis - that's the only ingredients you'll need to make these ice pops - a bit better than the long list of ingredients you'll find in many supermarket ice lollies. These are zingy, refreshing and loaded with vitamin C for a healthy treat.
Yum! These fruit lollies use juice rather than the fruit itself, but it's still a far healthier choice than supermarket lollies and kids will love the smooth texture and fruity flavour - plus you can introduce them to healthy eating by getting them involved making them!
This recipe does use icing sugar, but other than that, it's healthy ingredients all the way, with fresh raspberries and coconut flavour Greek yoghurt. Yummy! These are delicious as a weekend treat when the sun is shining.