Popsicles have always been a go-to summer refreshment. Nothing can beat some homemade popsicles on a hot sweaty day. Store-bought popsicles contain high fructose and artificial flavours that are harmful to children’s growing bodies. These popsicles are also a fun way for both parents and kids to experiment in the kitchen. With the warm weather onboard, a variety of fruits appear in the markets. We have come up with a few popsicle recipes that are completely free from preservatives and are only 100 calories or less. Read on to know more about these recipes.
1. Strawberry – Watermelon Popsicle
This super simple recipe is a combination of two summer fruits we all love. Make sure you use a silicone mould while making this dish to avoid it from getting stuck. This 3-ingredient snack will cool you down when the sun is too hot to take on. With the burst of healthy fruit flavours, read on to know how to make this dish.
- Add the watermelon and strawberries into a food processor and blend it till it is smooth and lump-free
- Pour the mixture into the moulds and dip an ice cream stick into every mould
- Freeze it for 3-4 hours
- Get it out of the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes before serving
2. Blueberry and Beetroot Popsicle
Many people do not favour beetroot due to their taste but it is a really healthy food product that is rich in Vitamin C, iron, potassium, and fibre. And while kids may get fussy about eating them as well, we have come up with a mix that they just can’t resist. Read on to know how to prepare this dish.
- 1 ½ cup blueberries
- ¾ cup chopped beetroots
- ¼ Tsp. cinnamon powder
- 1 cup yoghurt
- 2 tbsp.honey
- 2 tbsp. salted butter
- Spread the blueberries onto a foil and place them inside a preheated oven at 375 degrees F
- Cook the blueberries for 10 minutes till they turn soft but haven’t broken. Take them out and let them cool down
- Combine the blueberries, cinnamon powder and beets in a processor and until you gain the desired consistency of the puree. Pour the puree into a different bowl
- Blend the yogurt, honey and salted butter in a processor till you get the same consistency to that of the blueberry mixture
- Fill ½ of every mold with the blueberry-beetroot mix and freeze it for at least 30 minutes
- Take out the mold and add the yogurt mixture on top of the fruit mixture and store in the freezer for 4 hours before serving
3. Pomegranate and coconut popsicles
This minimal refreshment equals a healthier and simpler recipe. With the summer heat taking a toll on your moods, this popsicle combination makes a delicious snack. It is naturally sweet and can be made effortlessly. Scroll down to know how to make this dish.
- 4 tbsp. pomegranate seeds
- 200 ml. coconut water
- Fill each ice mould with 1 tbsp of pomegranate seeds
- Pour coconut water above it till the brim of the mould
- Keep the mould in the freezer for an hour till the coconut water starts to freeze but is not completely frozen
- Mix the coconut water and pomegranate seeds together with the help of a knife till they are evenly scattered throughout the popsicle
- Keep it inside the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving
Craving some more popsicles? Check out DIY Fruit Popsicles for more ideas!