Try any one of these 10 delicious and healthy popsicle recipes that are dairy free, gluten free, and vegan. Perfect for cooling down during the summer and hot weather!
photo via Choosing Chia
Let’s Talk Healthy Popsicles…
We’ve had some really nice weather here lately and everyone seems to be slowly falling into summer mode as school reaches its year end and all the outdoor farmer’s markets and festivals are beginning. I’m soaking it all in. We’ve already had a couple backyard dinner parties and I’ve started taking Hemsley to the outdoor pools which she absolutely loves. They say “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, and it’s definitely true. Hemsley is showing more and more traits similar to her mama including her stubbornness (lol!), persistence, and serious love for all things warm, sunny, and summer.
Hemsley in her toddler stage has definitely developed a love for fruit, sweets, and “dessert” (which is usually coconut yogurt topped with fresh berries and maple syrup). Because the summer season always comes with delicious cold treats like ice cream, popsicles, and blended delights I’ve been looking up some tasty, healthier (and dairy free) options for her, and me of course. I recently shared a roundup of healthy dairy free ice cream recipes and today I’m sharing 10 healthy popsicles recipes to try this summer.
The Best Popsicle Molds:
One question that often comes along with popsicle recipes is about popsicle molds. What are the best popsicle molds? There are lots out there and many different styles and for your average, run-of-the-mill fruit popsicle you can go with a simple plastic popsicle mold like this one, which is practical and does the trick. But for my ultimate pick, I prefer a silicone model as the “best popsicle mold” because the popsicles can be removed much easier from the mold rather than having to wait for your popsicle to melt a little before releasing like you would with a plastic mold. If you want to get fancy or do mini popsicles that have a more round shape you can try a smaller silicone mold like this one or one with fun shapes like these. Silicone is also more durable and environmentally friendly than plastic.
The Healthy Popsicle Recipes:
Let’s get into it shall we? Here are the 10 best healthy popsicle recipes I’ve pulled from the blog and the rest of the blogosphere!
Vegan Sunshine Pops from Well and Full
These bright and beautiful popsicles are made mainly from peaches, pineapple, and lemon, and sneak in an anti-inflammatory ingredient, turmeric!
Vegan Banoffee Ice Cream Pops from Feasting on Fruit
These delicious and healthy popsicles contain a delicious combination of vegan banana ice cream and a homemade healthy “toffee”.
From the blog archives, these healthier creamsicle pops contain a cashew ice cream with cherries and the perfect dark chocolate drizzle.
Raspberry Coconut Creamsicles from Choosing Chia
This bright and dreamy creamy popsicles are dairy free and vegan and contain a perfect blend of coconut milk, coconut yogurt, and fresh raspberries.
Orange Dreamsicle Popsicles from Under the Willow Tree
These bright and sunny popsicle recipe is super easy with just five basic ingredients including coconut milk, orange juice, and pure maple syrup.
Another fave from the archives (Lauren Conrad shared them on her Pinterest page!), these creamy popsicles are made with coconut cream, matcha, and honey and are dipped in a dairy free “white chocolate”!
Dairy Free Black Forest Popsicles from The Artful Desperado
If this photo doesn’t make you instantly drool I don’t know what will. Dairy free chocolate cherry popsicle goodness right here.
Watermelon Popsicles from The Plant Riot
These gorgeous little healthy popsicles make me happy. Aren’t they just the cutest? Made with watermelon, coconut, kiwi, and mint, there’s a whole lot of goodness here!
5-Ingredient Vegan PB & J Popsicles from NITK
The classic flavour of peanut butter and jelly combined in a tasty, vegan, super simple and healthy popsicle recipe. Yes, please!
Grapefruit and Peach Cream Popsicles from Monika Hibbs
Another gorgeous little fruit popsicle recipe, this one from Monika Hibbs is a must-make. She gives two variations to the recipe, grapefruit and coconut cream, or peaches and cream. I’ll take one of each please!
Chocolate Almond Sea Salt Ice Cream Pops from Feasting On Fruit
Another must-make from Natalie of Feasting on Fruit, these fudgy chocolate almond ice cream popsicles are totally drool worthy and surprisingly healthy.
Coconut Cream Popsicles with Vanilla and Rum from The Modern Proper
Last, but definitely not least, these adult-only coconut popsicles from the Modern Proper sneak in a little dash of malibu rum for fun combined with vanilla bean and pineapple juice. On a hot summer Friday night I’d totally be down for these!
I hope you enjoyed this delicious list of must-make healthy popsicle recipes for the summer season. Do you make your own version of healthier popsicles? I’d love to hear about it in the comments! Also, be sure to pin the photo below to save this post for later and of course, share the love!