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Good Golly! 25+ Healthy Ice Lolly Recipes

Feeling the heat? These healthy ice lolly recipes are easy to make, and super refreshing!

By Lora O’Brien

Whether you’re 8 or 80, you’re always the perfect age to enjoy a lovely ice lolly – or if you’re American, Popsicle. Just keep them healthy by making your own!

There are lots of possibilities: pack them full of your favourite fruits, or make them creamier with the addition of coconut milk or avocado. Or if you’re feeling a little bit devilish, why not pop a dash of champagne into them for an adults-only treat at the end of a hot  summer’s day? All you’ll need is a popsicle mold, some sticks, and a big fruit bowl.

These recipes are all vegan, or can easily be made vegan (by subbing agave syrup for honey, for example). Most are super simple and quick to make. The hardest part will be having to choose from these 25+ deliciously healthy ice lolly recipes!

Good Golly! 25+ Healthy Ice Lolly Recipes

 

1. Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

This was one of my very favourite ice cream truck treats as a child! And now it has been remade as a healthy vegan treat! You’ll have to do a bit of extra work to make the vegan cookie based crumble ‘shortcake’ – but ohhh my, it’s worth it!

Get the recipe here.

2. Super Orange & Mango Ice Lollies

Madeleine Shaw is never far from our radar, and we knew we could count on her for an easy peasy lolly recipe. These are refreshingly tasty – and easy to throw together. Plus, who doesn’t love the thirst quenching flavours of orange and mango?

Get the recipe here.

3. Pomegranate and Limeade Popsicle  

Unsure how to integrate super antioxidizing  pomegranate seeds into your diet? Simple. Chuck them into an ice lolly! The addition of pomegranate seeds here  adds a nice little crunch to this refreshing treat. And the tangy addition of the lime works well with the ripe pomegranate tones. Tip: add a few drops of Stevia if you like your lollies super sweet!

Get the recipe here.

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4. Strawberries & Cream Popsicle

Strawberries and cream  are possibly ‘the’ classic British summer combo. The layering may take a bit more time to make, but the result is well worth it.

Get the recipe here

5. Avocado Key Lime Popsicles  

Avocado is still a favourite food for many, and no surprise. It’s super versatile, full of healthy fats and offers a naturally creamy texture. These are one of my favourite healthy ice lolly recipes, and they’re far more sweet, tangy and delicious than you would probably suspect.

Get the recipe here

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6. Banoffee Popsicles 

We Brits haven’t offered much in the way of culinary delights to the world. But Banoffee pie – a combo of bananas and toffee – is one of them! These popsicles bring all the sweet, sticky flavours of the famous dessert, but in a much healthier way.

Get the recipe here.

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7. Coconut, Chia Seed & Kiwi Popsicles  

These are so easy to make with just five ingredients, and yet they look shop bought. And who’d have thought about sneaking chia seeds into an ice lolly?!

Get the recipe here

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8. Blueberry Coconut Smash Pops

These popsicles are a simple, healthy mix of smashed blueberries and rich coconut. They’re super easy to make, and you can use fresh or frozen berries – whatever is most convenient!

Get the recipe here

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9. Coconut Orange Creamsicles  

Who needs real cream for a rich summer treat? These ones are super easy to make and taste like the childhood classic. No matter what time of year you make these, you’ll feel like you’re on holiday – somewhere exotic and beachy!

Get the recipe here.

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10. Rainbow Fruit Popsicles    

It doesn’t get easier than simply blending a bunch of fruit into a layered popsicle now, does it? That really is all that’s needed in this very simple yet incredibly tasty recipe, and it’s much healthier than the store-bought ones that are usually full of artificial colourings and flavourings. Plus, a variety of colours in food also means a variety of nutrients!

Get the recipe here.

11. Watermelon Fruit Popsicles  

Who doesn’t LOVE watermelon, especially in summer? It’s the perfect natural refreshment on a hot day, and the ‘watermelon colours’ of these popsicles makes them simply adorable, too.

Get the recipe here.

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12. Avocado Fudge Popsicles 

Think ‘ice cream truck Fudgsicle,’ but way, way healthier! Yep, that’s right: these may look extremely indulgent  but believe it or not, everything  in this recipe is good for you.

Get the recipe here

13. Fruit Popsicles with Coconut Water

Aren’t these popsicles super pretty? It really doesn’t get simpler than this; coconut water and fruit. Healthy, tasty, easy – and really refreshing, too. And did I mention these are under 100 calories?

Get the recipe here.

14. Almond Butter & Banana Popsicles

How could we not feature a banana based ice lolly? Ripe bananas are so smooth and creamy on their own. But when added with a rich nut butter – they’re just vegan perfection!

Get the recipe here.

15. Mango Chia Popsicles

Treat yourself to a burst of sweet mango, held together with creamy coconut and a bit of crunchy chia seeds. Since the fruit itself is so delectable, there’s no need for added sugar, yay!

Get the recipe here.

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16. Thyme, Elderflower And Lemon Ice Lollies

Ready for a more adult popsicle? Try these thyme, elderflower and lemon ice lollies! They’re light, refreshing, and are a great treat to offer guests, or to serve up for dessert at a summer dinner party.

Get the recipe here.

17. Raspberry Coconut Pops

How gorgeous are these? Almost too good to eat, but we’ll somehow find a way! These are creamy and a bit sweet but with a tarter edge from the raspberries.

Get the recipe here.

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18. Apple Pie Popsicle  

Some like it hot, but we like our apple pie treats cold for summer! If you’re a fan of the old school flavours of apple pie (minus the crust) then this will be a real winner of a recipe for you this season.

Get the recipe here.

19. Strawberry, Rhubarb & Lime Popsicle  

There’s something about this sweet-sour combo that makes our mouths water. Chewing on one of these  may make you pull a funny face but we can almost guarantee you’ll go back for more.

Get the recipe here.

20. Cookies and Cream Popsicles

Ok, so Oreos aren’t the healthiest of foods, but what’s life without a little treat? These will be loved by both kids and adults – and did I mention there are cookies embedded IN the ice lolly? Yum!

Ge the recipe here.

21. Pina Colada Popsicles

If you like pina coladas, but aren’t a fan of refined sugar, these vegan popsicles are for you! And if you’re back from a tropical summer holiday, these can easily transport you back to those carefree days on the beach.

Get the recipe here.

22. Peach Smoothie Popsicles

Too hot to cook breakfast? Hate cleaning up after making smoothies? These popsicles are the perfect solution! Packed with fruit and oatmeal, they’re filling as any smoothie, and you can make several of these at once and freeze, meaning you don’t need to tidy up after your daily drink!

Get the recipe here.

23. Green Juice Ice Lollies

Why drink your green juice, when you can suck on it for awhile, and really enjoy that healthy goodness? This recipe is about as healthy as it gets, but don’t worry – it tastes more of fruit than spinach. To make it vegan, replace yogurt with coconut yogurt, and honey with agave syrup. Simples!

Get the recipe here.

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24. Magical Vegan Fudgesicles

They may look insanely decadent, but these fudgesicles are surprisingly healthy! There are cashews, coconut milk, avocado, dates, and cacao powder, for example. This stuff adds loads of texture, as well as flavour – and they’re topped with good stuff like cacao nibs, toasted nuts and coconut. To make them 100% vegan, just replace the bee pollen topping with chopped goji berries – or whatever else you love!

Get the recipe here.

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25. Spring Bouquet Champagne Popsicles

Planning a bridal or baby shower? These champagne popsicles are a perfectly pretty dessert! But before you go tearing up the flowers from your garden, please note that these are entirely edible flowers, which you can buy here.

Get the recipe here.

26. Vegan PB & J Popsicles

PB & J sarnies can be a bit heavy, am I right? But in popsicle form….well, it’s a whole new story! These are smooth and creamy with hints of tart, sweet, berry goodness. And the best part? All you need are 5 ingredients to make these!

Get the recipe here.

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Lora O'Brien

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Liz @ Floating Kitchen
    Jul 13, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! Love this round-up. Can’t wait to try out that Chia Seed and Nectarine Popsicle!

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