The Summer Substitute for Ice Cream: Healthy, Homemade Popsicles


How many of us love, love, love, ice cream. Okay if your hand didn’t go up you’re lying. Ice cream is the bomb. You might not be singing the same tune when you find out that a lot of ice cream is really … I hate to say it … Not all that good for us! Don’t start crying just yet, we have your solution right here on the PumpUp blog. Don’t those popsicles look TASTY. Keep on reading for a ton of deeeelicious Popsicle recipe’s. 

Fruit Tooty Tropical Pops

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup diced kiwi
  • 1/3 cup diced watermelon
  • 1/3 cup diced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup diced pineapple
  • 1/4 cup fresh pineapple juice or orange juice
  • Note: You can change any of the fruit to your favourites!

Directions:

  • Combine diced fruit in a bowl and fill each 5oz cup with fruit.
  • Add 1 tbsp. of juice and insert craft sticks into each cup. (They easily stay in place because of all the fruit.)
  • Place in the freezer a few hours until firm. To remove the pops from the cups, run under warm water a few seconds.
  • Now it’s time to eat these delicious tropical pops up! YUM!

 Source: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/06/frozen-fruit-pops.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:%2Bweightwatcherspointsrecipes%2B(Gina%27s%2BSkinny%2BRecipes)&utm_content=Google%2BReader

 

Greek Yogurt Strawberry Shortcake Pop

Serving Size: 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup non-fat vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • ½ cup of milk
  • ½ tsp. ground vanilla beans
  • 1/3 cup of chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup of crumbled shortcake

Directions:

  • Mix the yogurt, milk, and ground vanilla beans together until completely smooth.
  • Gently mix in the strawberries and shortcake. Divide among Popsicle molds, and place in the freezer.
  • After 1 hour, insert Popsicle sticks.
  • Let freeze completely, 3-4 hours.

Source: http://www.thekitchenpaper.com/strawberry-shortcake-greek-yogurt-popsicles-with-chobani/

Peach Pop

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 containers (6oz. each) of Fat Free Vanilla Yogurt
  • 2 cups of fresh cut up peaches (you can add papaya, mango, cherries, oranges too for another great taste!)
  • 1 Tbsp. Honey

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients in a blender. Cover, and blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Divide fruit mixture into 6 paper cups. Cover with foil and insert a popsicle (craft) stick into the center of each pop. (You can also fill ice pop molds with the mixture if you have them.)
  • Freeze for about 6 hours or until frozen.

Source: http://www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/fresh-fruit-frozen-yogurt-pops/eaf1047a-215f-418a-879f-9e2020e8ff05

Smoothie Popsicle:

Servings: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and sliced bananas, mixed.
  • 2 cups of plain or vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup of white sugar
  • 8 small paper cups
  • 8 popsicle sticks

Directions:

  • Place the mixed fruit, yogurt, and sugar in a blender. Cover and blend until fruit is smooth – or keep a little chunky if desired.
  • Fill the paper cups ¾ of the way full.
  • Cover the cup with a sheet of aluminum foil and poke a Popsicle stick in the middle.
  • Freeze for at least 6 hours! Enjoy!

Source: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/fresh-fruit-and-yogurt-ice-pops/

Let us know here at PumpUp, what you think about these tasty Popsicles and be sure to give them a try this summer. 

Have a healthy recipe that you want to share with us? Email danica@pumpup.co and we may feature your recipe on our blog! :)