17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Most of us around the country are now officially in the “dog days” of summer, meaning it's hot, hot, hot! And what better to enjoy on a hot summer day than a popsicle?

They can be for your kids or just for you. Either way, store bought popsicles are usually full of dyes, preservatives, and way too much sugar.

Just read the ingredient list for a popular popsicle brand:


I don't know about you, but I could certainly do without high fructose corn syrup, red and blue dyes, and carrageenan. Yuck.

The good news is that popsicles are one of the easiest summer treats to make at home. Plus you can make them with completely natural ingredients and less sugar. It's more fun to make them on your own, anyway!

Popsicle Molds

Don't forget to purchase a set of popsicle molds if you don't already own one. Check out this star set, rectangle set, or even a set of stainless steel popsicle molds.

Or make push-pops instead with silicone push-pop molds.


17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Here are 17 popsicle recipes that use natural ingredients:

1. Kombucha Popsicles

These popsicles don't require any extra sweeteners because kombucha is naturally sweet. Just pour kombucha into popsicle molds and freeze. That's it!

Read more about how to make kombucha popsicles at Healy Real Food Vegetarian.

2. Strawberries and Cream Popsicles (Dairy Free)

Fresh strawberries are featured in this dairy free popsicle recipe from Coconut Mama. You could probably swap out the strawberries for almost any other kind of fresh fruit. Blueberries and raspberries sound good, too!

Recipe: Berries & Cream Popsicles

Purchase some vegan mini chocolate chips to add to these delicious cookie dough popsicles. Or, you could even make your own. Either way, these vegan treats sound delightful and contain zero refined sugar.

Make sure to comment and thank Tasty Yummies for the recipe.

4. Key Lime Popsicles (GAPS, Paleo, Primal)

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Fresh and tangy – if that's what you're looking for in a popsicle, you've found it!

Mommypotamus brings the taste of key lime pie to this key lime popsicle recipe that is GAPS legal and will also please my paleo and primal eating fans.

5. Dye Free Red Hibiscus Tea Popsicles

There is just something about red popsicles that kids just love. This recipe proves that you don't have to add artificial dyes to something to make it appealing.

Hibiscus gives these tasty popsicles their dark red color. Hibiscus is also full of vitamin C and helps fight off colds and other illnesses.

Add the Hibiscus Tea Popsicles recipe from Raising Hearty Boys to your popsicle collection.

6. Red, White, and Blue Popsicles

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Oh Lardy brings us three recipes for red, white, and blue popsicles to show pride for the American flag.

Check out these flavors:

  • Coconut-Berry
  • Fermented Lemonade-Berry-Watermelon
  • Vanilla Kefir-Berry

7. Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

Kick up your popsicles with some probiotic goodness. Probiotics aid digestion and promote the growth of good bacteria in your stomach.

Try these Mango Berry Frozen Yogurt Popsicles from Thank Your Body.

8. Coconut Water Popsicles

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Diced fresh fruit and coconut water make for a refreshing summer treat.

The maker of this simple recipe, Frisky Lemon Nutrition, also suggests trying a puree of coconut water and fresh fruit to make more of a traditional popsicle.

Go here for the recipe: Coconut Water Popsicles

9. Ultimate Summer Popsicles

Okay, confession time. This isn't just one popsicle recipe to add to the list. It's ten! But, I didn't think you would mind having ten extra natural popsicle recipes to add to your list.

Weed 'em and Reap offers up a variety of flavors for the ultimate summer popsicles. There is something for everyone's taste buds.

10. No Sugar Added Popsicles

DIY Natural shows you how to mix and match various natural sweeteners to make up your favorite popsicle recipe with no added sugar.

Get the recipe here: No Added Sugar Popsicles

11. Fruit Juice Popsicles

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

These popsicles by Cheeseslave are simple but a huge hit with the kids.

Check out these Fruit Juice Popsicles, made with fruit juice and coconut water.

12. Easy Dairy Free Paleo Chocolate Popsicles

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

These creamy chocolate popsicles are dairy free and paleo friendly.

Grass Fed Girl says they are just as good as her old weight watcher's popsicles but without all of the added aspartame.

13. Dairy Free Fudgy Paleo Popsicles

I bet you'll never guess what the secret ingredient is in these super fudgy dairy free treats. Ditch the Wheat has discovered the perfect way to sneak in some nutrients for the kids in a sweet dessert that they will love.

Recipe here: Dairy Free Fudgy Paleo Popsicles

14. Honey Sweetened Yogurt Popsicles

Honey is what sweetens these probiotic popsicles. Mix in your favorite seasonal fruit and you have a treat for a hot day that is sure to please.

Homemade Honey-Sweetened Yogurt Popsicles from The Elliott Homestead.

15. Low Carb Strawberry Popsicles

17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

Karen at Living Low Carb One Day at a Time brings us this recipe for Low Carb Strawberry Popsicles.

The recipe uses gelatin to create a popsicle that holds together well and fresh strawberries for seasonal flavor.

16. Kefir and Juice Popsicles

How about a popsicle that requires no mixing, no stiring, no nothing? Just pouring into the molds and freezing. If that sounds good to you, you'll love this one.

The Reluctant Healthwife buys kefir and juice from the store and makes it into the quickest popsicles around!

Kefir and Juice Popsicles are probiotic and full of vitamins and minerals. In other words, they are really good for you.

17. Fudge Popsicles

Another fudgy popsicle from Mommypotamus with a few secret ingredients that are packed full of nutrition. These are GAPS legal and primal and paleo friendly.

Sprinkle the base of these fudgy popsicles with nuts for an added crunch. They will be just like the nutty ice cream treats that we used to buy as kids at the corner store.


Don't forget!

Grab some popsicle molds to make your delicious treats in.

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Vanessa Pruitt, PLMHP, MS

One thought on “17 Natural Popsicle Recipes

  1. I am new mom, and I always am thinking some ways on how I can feed my son healthy foods. And i am having a difficulty planning for a menu for a week!! Being a mom is a challenging job!! And well it’s summer now in my country, I am glad I am able to give him something healthy, that he likes so much!! Thanks for this awesome recipes! 🙂

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