The cool thing about eating clean and maintaining a healthy diet is that you rarely get sick. I’ve read all sorts of books and articles about the power of diet, and I wholeheartedly agree. I eat a primarily plant based diet, and I can’t tell you the last time I came down with an illness – even a small cold.

I mention this is because every time I have a sore throat, all I want are popsicles. Which is how I came up with this recipe. Years ago, I came down with strep throat, and I wanted something cold to soothe my throat pain. But when I went to my local grocery store, all they had were the sugary, syrupy popsicles, and I didn’t want those. I wanted something made primarily from fruit, with no added sugar, so the vitamins could help me get better (and it would taste good!)

diy popsicles

I decided to make my own homemade popsicles, but made the mistake of purchasing cheap popsicle molds that didn’t work very well. So I suggest buying good quality popsicle makers (like these molds below), and make sure to run them under hot water before you pop out the popsicles!

I love to make strawberry mango popsicles, but you also can use any favorite fruit of your choice. You’re also welcome to omit the sweetener for a healthier version. The fruit is sweet enough on its own, but a little bit of honey or agave also gives it a nice kick.

Homemade Berry Popsicles
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Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup coconut milk
  • 1 ½ cup strawberries
  • 1 ½ cup mangoes
  • 1 tbsp agave nectar (or liquid sweetener of choice)
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the sweetener and coconut milk, stirring well.
  2. Add strawberries and ½ of the sweetened coconut milk to a blender and blend until pureed.
  3. Pour the mixture into the popsicle mold, filling up ½ of the way.
  4. Freeze the bottom layer of the pops for at least 20 minutes until they’re firm (but not completely frozen.)
  5. Add mangoes and the rest of the sweetened coconut milk to a blender and blend until pureed.
  6. Pour into popsicle mold for the top layer.
  7. Insert popsicle sticks.
  8. Freeze for about 3 hours until completely frozen.
Serving size: 1 popsicle Calories: 95 Fat: 3g Carbohydrates: 19g Sugar: 16g Sodium: 16mg Fiber: 2g Protein: 1g
Notes
Makes 4 popsicles.

healthy homemade popsicles