Popsicles Reinvented: 15 Droolworthy (and Healthy!) Recipes to Try

Because you're never too old for a popsicle.



Take a look at this weekend’s weather forecast, folks. It’s gonna be a hot one. Whether you love it or hate it, there’s no way around it: The summer heat is officially upon us (and it’s not even technically summer yet!).

Personally, this kind of weather makes me want to strip down, blast the air conditioning, and lay on my apartment floor all day (that might just be me, who knows). But there are classier ways to cool off. To wit: These 15 healthy and refreshing popsicle recipes to keep on hand for those days when you just can’t seem to beat the heat. Enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles
via Barefoot in the Kitchen

These frozen kiwi pops are a super-simple (and yummy) way to satisfy your chocolate craving and add a little more fruit to your diet. You can try the same recipe with frozen strawberries, bananas or any other fruit you desire!

Blackberry and Grape Popsicles
via Vegan in the Freezer 

Try whipping up these tasty blackberry and grape popsicles to add a flavor twist to your favorite grape pop.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Popsicles
via Life by Daily Burn

These scrumptious PB & J pops are a great way to pack in some extra protein after a long workout.

Honey, Ginger, Coconut Popsicles
via Kinfolk

Look out: These pops are packed with amazing healing powers. Ginger is known for reducing nausea, inflammation, headaches, cramps and easing our digestive systems when they’re having a rough time. All this healthy goodness combined with a delicious coconutty, honey-filled flavor makes these a must-try.

Blueberry Kale Pops
via Oh My Veggies 

Looking to sneak some kale past your tastebuds? Try these blueberry kale pops! The rich flavor of blueberries and grape juice masks the kale taste so you can actually enjoy getting your kale fix.

Power Smoothie Striped Popsicles
via The View from Great Island 

If you’re up for a popsicle challenge, this multi-layered “power” pop is for you. It’s made up of six super healthy layers including: pomegranate juice or puree, orange or grapefruit juice, mashed banana, tomato juice, chia seeds, and more. You can substitute any layer for a different berry or veggie of your liking!

Red, White and Blue-Berry Popsicles
via The Slow Roasted Italian

Let’s get real, when you were a kid, there was nothing more satisfying than one of those red, white and blue rocket popsicles on a burning hot 90-degree day. This grown-up version combines ripe raspberries, blueberries, and vanilla honey yogurt to recreate a classic childhood favorite (ohhh, the memories).

Raspberry Coconut Chia Popsicles
via Running to the Kitchen

These ice-pops call for just three ingredients: fresh raspberries, chia seeds, and coconut milk. And don’t forget you can spice them up with some lime juice, honey, or vanilla extract.

Skinny Coffee Yogurt Popsicles
via 360 Family Nutrition

Being a self-proclaimed coffee addict, I think these look pretty flippin’ amazing. Coffee plus greek yogurt plus chocolate chips plus being under 150 calories! Could it get any better?

Minted Watermelon Popsicles
via Food and Wine

These minty watermelon pops are a delicious way to cool off. And good news, they only have 31 calories! Uhm, pass about 20 my way, please.

Strawberry Basil Creamsicles
via With Food and Love

The classic taste of strawberries and cream gets a healthy, vegan twist.

Chai Spiced Coconut Fig Popsicles (Vegan)
via Tasty Yummies 

Craving some spicy chai but too hot to handle a cup of tea? These vegan chai, coconut, fig pops are the perfect alternative! You can enjoy the chai flavor without sweating to death. Phew.

Refreshing Lemon-Lime Popsicles
via Skinny Ms. 

There’s seriously nothing more refreshing and summery than an ice-cold lemon-lime pop. Ahhh.

Mango Green Tea Pops
via Minimalist Baker 

Mango, matcha green tea powder, coconut milk, agave, and lemon juice. In other words, creamy, healthy, fruity, and delish.

Detox Pops
via Paper & Stitch 

Sometimes you just need to start over. And now you can with detox pops! These healthy pops come in two different flavors: green machine and berry veggie. Try ‘em both or take your pick!

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