This healthy popsicle recipe is based on the Bomb Pops that I loved as a kid. They are sugar free, low fat, FULL of flavor, and super healthy! When we heard the ice cream truck in my Grandparents neighborhood, we’d all come running. My sister liked the kind with the bubblegum ball in the bottom. I liked the bomb pop- it was larger, and you got three lovely flavors to enjoy.
The ice cream truck bomb pops were cherry, lime, and blue raspberry flavored. And they were FULL of sugar. And I would almost bet my flip flops that they had no actual fruit in them. But they bring back the summers of my childhood.
This simple, healthy popsicle recipe is everything good about those rocket shaped Bomb Pops, but without all of the artificial flavors and sugar. They’re tart, sweet, and perfect for a hot summer afternoon. I changed up the flavors a little with this strawberry, lime, blueberry treat, but it still sports that patriotic color scheme, and that *essential* sour middle layer. This is a treat I’m happy to share with my kids, and they love making them with me. Let’s make a batch!
Popsicle Recipe Resources
Pop Molds: You can really use any popsicle mold, and can adjust the amounts to fill whatever molds you have. (Mine hold around 1 1/2 cups of filling) My Mama even made popsicles in paper cups when I was a kid, and we never complained. I used rocket pop molds to make mine similar to these. (Amazon affiliate link)
Wooden Sticks:If your mold has fancy handles, just set those to the side and go for the old fashioned wooden popsicle sticks. They allow you to keep adding flavored layers. (And you don’t have to rummage through the trash for sticks after everyone is done.)
Sweetener: I really love the THM Sweet Blend to create these sugar free, low carb treats for myself. (affiliate link)
Here’s your Printable Popsicle Recipe
- ⅔ cup strawberry puree
- ⅔ cup plain Greek yogurt or for dairy free, use ¾ cup canned coconut milk
- 2 limes, juiced
- ⅔ cup blueberries, slightly mashed or pureed
- 3 tablespoons sweet blend, or sweetener of your choice (see notes)
- Wooden popsicle sticks, and foil
- Mix strawberries with about 1 tablespoon of sweetener. Taste- it should be a bit sweeter than you'd like if eaten at room temp.
- Fill the bottom third of your popsicle molds with strawberry puree.
- Freeze until solid (1-3 hours in a normal freezer)
- Blend Greek yogurt (or coconut milk), lime juice, and 1 tablespoon sweet blend until smooth.
- If you were messy with your strawberry puree, quickly rinse off any drips inside the mold under cold water before adding your middle white lime layer.
- Fill middle third of your popsicle mold with the lime yogurt (or coconut lime mix).
- Here's the drill: you can't use the fancy sticks that come with the molds. They're a pain to keep up with, and you need a stick that you can pour your last layer around. So go ahead and stand wooden sticks in the lime layer. If you used coconut milk, you may need to place a layer of foil over the pop molds to hold the stick up straight while they freeze.
- Freeze for another hour or so until frozen solid.
- Smash or puree blueberries, and mix in 1 tablespoon of sweet blend.
- Fill the molds to the top, and return to freezer.
- To unmold, run pop under warm water and remove from mold.
If you use Greek yogurt, they'd be a THM FP recipe.
Sweeteners: You may use xylitol or erythritol to keep this low carb, or stevia extract. Adjust amounts to suit your taste. You may use honey to keep it refined sugar free- this is the option I like to use for my kids.
Freezing reduces the sweet taste, so taste test and make sure that each layer is slightly sweeter than you want your finished pop to be.
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