Healthy Popsicles/Ice Lollies – Tropical Fruit

Healthy Popsicles/Ice Lollies – Tropical Fruit

Healthy homemade popsicles/ice lollies recipe, made with tropical fruit in just 5 minutes. A quick and easy, light and refreshing summer snack. Allergy friendly (free from gluten, dairy, soy, lactose, grains, nuts, seeds, refined sugar, oil). Vegan, autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo & whole30 friendly. Suitable for kids and the whole family.

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In my previous blog post I shared my Immune Boosting Chaga Berry Smoothie Bowl Recipe – one of my favourite breakfasts during the warm summer months. To keep cool during the rest of the day, nothing beats an ice lolly or popsicle. However, store bought ones are high in added sugar, contain artificial sweeteners, flavours and preservatives and are not allergy friendly as they can contain dairy.

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how to make homemade healthy popsicles/ice lollies

So I set about making my own allergy friendly ones at home that are free from refined sugar and artificial ingredients, without compromising on taste. I didn’t realise just how simple they are to make! These healthy homemade tropical popsicles are made with:-

  • Frozen mango,
  • Frozen pineapple
  • Banana and
  • Freshly squeezed orange juice.

 

They are made in just 5 minutes, following 3 easy steps:-

  1. Blending everything together,
  2. Pouring into popsicle molds and,
  3. Freezing overnight or for at least 8 hours until set.

 

With just 5 minutes prep, you’ve made a healthy light refreshing snack, suitable for kids and the whole family, that doesn’t compromise on the taste of traditional popsicles and ice lollies!

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equipment needed

 

importance of using stainless steel popsicle molds

Lots of popsicle molds are made from plastic, which leach chemicals into the popsicles. Plastic can weaken our immune system and cause a range of health problems, such as hormone, respiratory, nervous system, reproductive and developmental problems (123).

 

Instead, I use Ecozoi’s food grade stainless steels molds with bamboo sticks (UK Link/US Link), which are plastic free and leaching free.

 

Healthy popsicles dietary requirements

These healthy tropical popsicles are free from:-

  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Wheat
  • Soy
  • Lactose
  • Egg
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Grains
  • Oil
  • Refined sugar

 

They are also:-

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Paleo
  • Autoimmune protocol (AIP)
  • Whole30 friendly.

 

tag me in your healthy popsicles creations on social media

I really hope you enjoy these healthy popsicles/ice lollies. If you make the recipe I’d love to see your creations. Tag me on social media – I’m on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest & YouTube and also use the hashtag #lbhealthandlifestyle.

 

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Healthy Popsicles/Ice Lollies - Tropical Fruit

July 2, 2021
: 6
: 5 min
: 8 hr
: 8 hr 5 min
: Easy

Healthy homemade tropical fruit popsicles/ice lollies. Light, refreshing summer snack made in just 5 minutes. Allergy friendly - free from gluten, dairy, lactose, soy, nuts, seeds, grains & refined sugar. Vegan, paleo, whole30 & autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly.

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Ingredients
  • 120 grams/4.5 ounces frozen mango
  • 120 grams/4.5 ounces frozen pineapple
  • 90 grams/3 ounces banana (approx. 1 medium banana)
  • 160 ml (2/3 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice (juice from approx. 2 medium oranges
  • 3 tbsp filtered water
Directions
  • Step 1 Place all the ingredients in a blender,
  • Step 2 Blend on high for 2 minutes or until a smooth liquid is formed,
  • Step 3 Pour the liquid into popsicle molds, leaving a 1cm gap at the top of each one,
  • Step 4 Freeze overnight, or for at least 8 hours until completely set,
  • Step 5 To remove from the molds, run the bottoms under warm water for a few seconds.
  • Step 6 Above links are for UK readers. US links – popsicle mold, blender.

 



42 thoughts on “Healthy Popsicles/Ice Lollies – Tropical Fruit”

  • I do love the sound of these. It’s a great way to boost a child’s fruit intake especially if they don’t each much fruit.

  • I can totally feel my taste buds tingling reading the post and seeing the images. A refreshing mango lolly would be absolutely perfect right now! I cannot even recall the last time I made ice lollies, just so much easier to buy and freeze. Though I do appreciate the health aspect and knowing what is actually going into the lollies. Plus, homemade always tastes better! 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your message Sim. It really is the perfect refreshing snack in this hot weather! I agree, nothing beats homemade 🙂

  • Mmmm yum! I eat lots of orange ice lollies, pretty much have one every day, but I spend so much money on them. To just make them myself would be a lot more logical, and it’s great you can make them so they’re tummy-friendly and suitable for various allergies and intolerances. Deliiiiiicious!

    Caz xx

    • Thank you so much for your message and support as always Caz, I really appreciate it. I didn’t realise how easy they are to make at home, I would never buy shop bought ones again now. Plus saving money is always a bonus! Like you, I’ve been having one everyday too in this hot weather. Thank you again for your kind words 🙂 Lucy xx

    • Thank you so much for your message, I really appreciate it. I hope if you try them your son enjoys them! It’s a great way to get kids to eat fruit without them realising!

  • I like the combination of mango with orange juice. It’s so good! I can imagine that these popsicles are so delicious and come without the calories as all the ingredients are natural. I will try this recipe out this summer for sure.

    • Thank you for your message Joanna. They’re definitely really refreshing in this hot weather! Thank you, I really hope you enjoy the recipe. Please let me know what you think if you try them 🙂

  • I’ve been trying to have more fruit lollies and things as desserts to cut back on calories, but they still seem to satisfy my sweet craving. Although I’ve not tried to make my own yet x

    • Thanks for your comment Rhian. They’re definitely great for satisfying sweet cravings. I didn’t realise how easy making my own were until I tried them x

    • Thank you for your comment, I appreciate it 🙂 I hope you and your kids enjoy them! Please let me know what you think if you make them 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment Esme and thank you very much for pinning them too, I really appreciate it 🙂 I hope you and your family enjoy them.

  • I love this refreshing and healthy recipe! These popsicles are such a beautiful and vibrant color, too, who could resist?

  • These look delicious! I love mango and pineapple and I can’t believe how quick and easy this recipe is. Thanks!

    • I’ve always called them ice lollies, I’d never heard of them being called popsicles until recently! Thank you Kayla, I’m so glad you and your kids enjoyed them!

  • I love making my own popsicles! You get to control all the ingredients that go inside and they’re just so much healthier for you than store bought. I love how minimal the ingredients are in this but still so full of flavor!

    • Thank you Anaiah! I agree, they’re so much healthier than store bought ones and cheaper too which is always a bonus! I’m so glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • I always find bought popsicles or lollies a bit too sweet so I love that you can have control over the flavour and sweetness!

  • These popsicles taste amazing! Clean and simple ingredients as it should be. My family will be enjoying these all summer!

    • Thank you Choclette, I appreciate your comment. The banana definitely makes them more creamy and adds some natural sweetness 🙂

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