Healthy Strawberry Popsicles with no sugar. My healthy strawberry popsicles are easy to make and made with just 3 ingredients! All you need is strawberries, water, manuka honey, and a blender or food processor.
My Healthy Strawberry Popsicles Recipe is:
- Easy to make
- Naturally sweetened
- Naturally gluten free
- Dairy free
It is summer in full force right now. I'm talking 90 degree days and hot sunshine. And I am loving it! I love to cool off with popsicles. But, I don't really like buying popsicles at the store because of all the sugar they contain. So, I created these healthy strawberry popsicles. They are LITERALLY only three ingredients!
HEALTHY STRAWBERRY POPSICLES INGREDIENTS
Outshine strawberry popsicles are very popular in the summer! But they are loaded with sugar. 12 grams in 1 bar is half of what an adult should max out for an entire day. Think of how that would affect our precious little kids!
Outshine strawberry popsicle ingredients: Strawberries, Water, Cane Sugar, Citric Acid, Guar Gum, Carob Bean Gum, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Strawberry Juice from Concentrate (Water, Strawberry Juice Concentrate), Natural Flavor, Beet Juice Color, Turmeric Oleoresin Color. (taken from the box)
My real fruit strawberries are made with just 3 ingredients!
- Manuka honey
And that is it! Can you believe a tasty and refreshing treat can be so healthy and delicious?!
WATCH HOW I MADE HEALTHY STRAWBERRY POPSICLES WITHOUT SUGAR
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST HEALTHY STRAWBERRY POPSICLES
USE RIPE STRAWBERRIES. If strawberries are not in season, use frozen ones. This will give you the strongest strawberry flavor.
USE WATER FOR ICY POPSICLES. If you like icy chilling popsicles, use water.
USE FULL FAT COCONUT MILK OR WHOLE MILK YOGURT FOR CREAMY POPSICLES. If you like a chewier popsicle, replace the water with either full fat coconut milk or whole milk yogurt. The fat in both of these will give you a creamier popsicle texture.
USE A POPSICLE MOLD. Find a good silicone popsicle mold to mold your popsicles.
FREEZE OVERNIGHT TO SET. If you take your popsicles out too early, they may not have completely formed.
HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY STRAWBERRY POPSICLES
Add the strawberries, manuka honey, and water to a food processor. Pulse it until the mixture is smooth.
Or, if you like it to be a bit "chunkier," just gently pulse it to the texture that you like.
My mixture looked like this:
You can hand pour them into your molds, but I prefer to use a funnel because I don't want to lose any!
Divide them evenly between the 8 molds.
If you have a larger popsicle mold, it may make less popsicles.
Or, if you have smaller popsicle molds, you make come out with more!
Mine was bubbly! This is okay!
Add your popsicle sticks. Make sure to leave room to eat them!
Put them in a deep freeze. I like to leave mine to freeze overnight. But, you can test them to see how frozen they are after a couple of hours.
And wha-la!! Your healthy strawberry popsicles are ready to go!
Aren't they just SO gorgeous?!
Store your popsicles in popsicle wrappers. Or, line a flat container with parchment paper. Stack your popsicles on top of the parchment paper and cover with a tight fitting lid.
HOW LONG DO STRAWBERRY POPSICLES LAST IN THE FREEZER?
Popsicles last in the freezer for about 8-12 months. Make sure your freezer is kept at 0°F.
More frequently asked questions about my healthy strawberry popsicle recipe.
Do I use fresh or frozen strawberries for strawberry popsicles?
I used fresh strawberries for my popsicle recipe. If strawberries are out of season, you can easily substitute frozen strawberries 1:1 for the fresh ones.
What can I use as a sweetener other than honey in popsicles?
Yes! You can add maple syrup in place of honey in these popsicles. But keep in mind that the flavor may be slightly different with the maple versus the honey. Or, you can make them without any honey at all the strawberries are sweet enough on their own!
How do you make popsicles creamy not icy?
To make these refreshing strawberry popsicles creamy instead of icy, add 1 tablespoon of corn starch to the blender when you are blending the ingredients.
How many popsicles does this recipe make?
This recipe makes 8 popsicles in the molds I used, but if your molds are smaller, you may have 10 popsicles. If your molds are larger, you may get 6 popsicles.
OTHER HEALTHY POPSICLE RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
- Mango Strawberry Popsicles
- Watermelon Fruit Popsicles
- Rainbow Fruit Popsicles
- Mango Yogurt Popsicle
- Healthy Red White & Blue Popsicles
- Champagne Popsicles
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Healthy Strawberry Popsicles with Honey
- Food processor
- popsicle sticks
- 3 ½ cups fresh strawberries, sliced ~4 ½-5 cups whole strawberries
- 2-4 tablespoon manuka honey omit if making for babies
- ½ cup water substitute full fat coconut milk or full fat greek yogurt for creamy popsicles
- Add the strawberries, manuka honey, and water to a blender or food processor.
- Blend until completely pureed.
- Using a funnel, fill your popsicle molds almost all the way full, leaving a bit of room for expansion during freezing. If you have smaller/larger molds you may come out with more or less than 8 popsicles.
- Add the sticks to your molds, place in the freezer. I like to freeze them overnight to make sure they are completely frozen.
Wow they come together soooo easily! This is way better than buying store bought popsicles because you know exactly what is going into the popsicle. I also love that refreshing colour of them!!!
What a lovely way to cool yourself in that scorchy day. My girls love popsicles and often find ways to make them more healthy and knowing you have added Manuka honey is a goodness doubled as we are great fans of Manuka and strawberry. And this way we can have strawberry all through the year in popsicles. Thank you!
Heidi | The Frugal Girls
It's hard to beat the flavor of popsicles made with fresh strawberries. Yum! Plus with just 3 ingredients you've made this so easy to make!
What a wonderful treat for summer!
that is exactly what I was thinking! I like to know that it is not loaded up with sugars!
They are perfect to have on hand in the freezer for those hot summer days! I can't wait for you guys to try these out!
Yes!! Strawberries always taste THE best when they are in season!
thank you Rebecca! They are so refreshing to have on hand in the summer time