DIY Popsicle Recipe: Simple, Delicious and 100% Natural

I have very vivid childhood memories of running into my house on hot summer days and begging my mom for a popsicle. You know, the ones that come in plastic tubes and are loaded with high fructose corn syrup, food coloring and a load of other artificial ingredients.

After making the painstaking decision of which color to pick, I would suck the popsicle down with a quickness leaving a gorgeous smear of food coloring all around my mouth (and sometimes dripping down the hand that was holding the plastic tube).

And can we take a second to talk about the color of my tongue after the popsicle wolf-down was over? It was like something out of a science fiction movie.

Between the artificial coloring, the high fructose corn syrup (AKA “the diabetes maker”) and toxic preservatives, those popsicle tubes should never be considered a treat.

My definition of a treat is something that tastes great, but also benefits your health at the same time.

Does that mean you have to live the rest of your life without enjoying a popsicle or giving them to little ones? Heck no!

It means you can make your own toxin-free popsicles using the SUPER simple recipe I’m hooking you up with here.


To make these popsicles, you will need to invest in a set of popsicle molds. You may be able to find them in stores near you.

If not, there are loads of options to choose from on amazon – click HERE to check them out. This set is my favorite. It includes 6 popsicle molds, a funnel and a cleaning brush. BOOM!

One of the great things about this recipe is that it’s totally customizable. Simply start with the base ingredients and then make it your own signature creation!

Base Ingredients:

NOTE: If you want more of an “icee” type popsicle experience, use water. If you want the popsicles to be creamy like a “creamsicle,” use coconut milk. Depending on which fruit you use, you may or may not need to add additional sweetener (it depends on how sweet the fruit is). If you opt to add maple syrup or honey, try keeping it to 1/4 cup at the most. 


  1. Pour all the ingredients into a high-powered blender (I prefer using a Blendtec) and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds.
  3. Put the molds into the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours.

NOTE: If you end up with excess popsicle mix after all your molds are full, simply pour it into a glass storage container with an airtight lid (like these). Then, you can just eat it like a “slushy” once it’s frozen.

Below is a photo of a super simple batch I whipped up using just water, frozen organic strawberries and organic maple syrup.

I had a little of the mix leftover, so I popped it into a small glass container to enjoy as a “slushy.”


Have fun getting creative with your popsicle flavors.

With all the fruits you have to choose from – bananas, blueberries, cherries, grapes, mango, melons, oranges, papaya, peaches, pineapple, raspberries, strawberries – the possibilities are endless!

You can use a combination of fruits. Strawberry and banana, for example, make a tasty combo!

 You can add spices like cinnamon or flavors like lemon and lime using organic juice.

You can even toss in some texture components like coconut shreds and chia seeds.

Here are some fun variations to get you started:

Raspberry Lemonade

  • 2 1/2 Cups of Water
  • 1/2 Cup of Organic Lemon Juice
  • 1 Cup of Raspberries
  • 1/4 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey (or less to taste)

Pina Colada

  • 3 Cups of Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup of Pineapple
  • 1 Cup of Unsweetened, Shredded Coconut
  • 1/4 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey (or less to taste)

Orange Creamsicle

  • 2 Cups of Fresh-Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 1 Cup of Coconut Milk

Chocolate Mint (Fruit-Free Option)

  • 2 Cups of Coconut Milk
  • 1 Cup of Water
  • 1/4 Cup of Raw Cacao Powder
  • 1/4 Cup of Pure Maple Syrup or Raw Honey (or less to taste)
  • 1 Sprig of Fresh Mint Leaves

Cheers to enjoying delicious popsicles that are free of toxic ingredients!

With love and gratitude,


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