Homemade Popsicles: A Cool Treat


Beat the heat with Homemade Popsicles, a cool and delightful treat that's perfect for kids! Making popsicles at home is not only a fun activity but also a great way to create healthier alternatives to store-bought versions. Customize them with your kids' favorite fruits, juices, and even yogurt for a variety of flavors.

Homemade Popsicles: A Cool Treat

Preparation and Freezing Times

  • Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Freezing Time: At least 4 hours or overnight
  • Total Time: About 4 hours 15 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Depends on the mold size
  • Serving Size: 1 popsicle per child


  • Fruit juice (like orange, apple, or grape), as needed
  • Fresh fruits (like berries, kiwi, or mango), chopped
  • Yogurt (optional), for creamy popsicles
  • Honey or agave syrup (optional), for added sweetness

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Molds: If using reusable popsicle molds, wash and dry them. Otherwise, small cups or ice cube trays can work as makeshift molds.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine your choice of fruit juice with chopped fruits. If making creamy popsicles, mix in yogurt and sweeten with honey or agave syrup as desired.
  3. Fill the Molds: Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. If using cups or trays, cover them with foil and insert popsicle sticks through the foil (this helps the sticks stay upright).
  4. Freeze: Place the molds in the freezer and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  5. Serve: To release the popsicles, run warm water over the outside of the molds for a few seconds, then gently pull the popsicles out.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Fruit Variety: Use a mix of colorful fruits for visually appealing popsicles.
  • Layering Fun: Create layers with different juices or yogurt for a fun effect.
  • Involvement of Kids: Let kids choose their mix-ins and help fill the molds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use homemade fruit puree? Absolutely! Homemade fruit purees are excellent for a natural and healthy option.
  • How can I make these popsicles without molds? Use small cups or ice cube trays as alternatives.
  • Can I add chocolate or other flavors? Yes, feel free to experiment with additional flavors like chocolate or vanilla.