Juice Pops: Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes

Juice Pops
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Juice pops are sweet and simple to make. Enjoy these homemade vegan popsicles on a hot, sunny day, while using less plastic packaging than store-bought popsicles.

Juice pops look and taste delicious and are quick and easy to make – a tasty treat for kids and grown-ups too. Choosing seasonal fruits (such as strawberries in summer) can also help lower the carbon footprint of these juice pops. Another reason to make your own popsicles is that it reduces waste. If you buy a popsicle from the store it comes in plastic packaging, with a wooden stick and it would have arrived in the store in a cardboard box, after travelling some miles. 

When you make these pops at home, you need to use a mold. You can choose one made from stainless steel (such as the ecozoi stainless steel popsicle molds available on Amazon**), plastic or silicone. For these vegan homemade juice pops you’ll need a freezer, a popsicle mold and a blender. Then you can just have fun trying out your favorite recipes.

Adults may also be interested in our vegan boozy popsicles – like regular popsicles, but with a twist.

1. Citrus Berry Juice Pops Recipe

This berry juice pop is great for the summer season.
This berry juice pop is great for the summer season.
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup organic orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh berries (such as blueberries, raspberries or blueberries)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. lemon zest
  • 2 — 4 tbsp. sugar

Instructions:

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. To remove from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

Tip: After you remove the frozen popsicles from the molds, put them in a reusable freezer bag and return to the freezer. If there is any mixture left over, put it in the fridge and use it to make new juice pops after you have removed the first batch, or drink it as a refreshing juice!

This can be applied to all of the following recipes.

2. Apple and Grace Juice Pops Recipe

This two-tone juice pop is so easy to make.
This two-tone juice pop is so easy to make.
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 100% organic grape juice
  • 1 cup 100% organic apple juice

Instructions:

  1. Fill popsicle molds halfway with grape juice and freeze until almost set.
  2. Take out of the freezer and insert the popsicle stick and then fill to the top with apple juice..
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. To remove from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

3. Strawberry and Apple Juice Pops Recipe

Strawberries are a summer fruit.
Strawberries are a summer fruit.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups frozen or fresh strawberries (washed and halved)
  • 1 1/2 cups organic unsweetened apple juice

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. To remove from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

4. Watermelon Berry Juice Pops Recipe

This juice pop is extra refreshing.
This juice pop is extra refreshing.
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Ingredients:

  • 3 cups watermelon, cubed, seeds removed
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup cherries, stoned
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice

Instructions:

  1. Blend watermelon, raspberries, cherries and lime until completely smooth. 
  2. Pour into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  3. Freeze overnight.
  4. To remove from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

5. Orange Juice Pops Recipe

The recipe for this juice pop is so simple.
The recipe for this juice pop is so simple.
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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups organic orange juice
  • 2 tsp. white sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Slowly heat a quarter cup of the orange juice for a few seconds. Mix the sugar and vanilla into it.
  2. Stir the mixture into the rest of the juice.
  3. Pour the juice into popsicle molds and insert popsicle sticks.
  4. Freeze overnight.
  5. To remove from the molds, run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen.

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