Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles (for kids and Toddlers)

These fruit ice pops are so much healthier for your kids than store bought sugary popsicles, yet they taste delicious enough for adults to enjoy too! These healthy, homemade popsicles are very easy to make and also a great way to get your kids and toddlers to eat fruit and cool off during hot summer months. Keep scrolling below the recipe for notes on Popsicles for babies.

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Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles (for kids and toddlers)

marilynpeight
These refreshing popsicles are simply made with fruit, organic sweetener of your choice and water. Kids love these popsicles, but they are also a refreshing treat for adults!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey *see note below
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Remove the stems from the strawberries and peel the bananas. Place strawberries (whole, or sliced) and bananas into the blender. Add water and sweeteners, then blend well until smooth and chunk free.
  • Pour the blended strawberry banana mixture into 2 popsicle trays with 8 popsicle molds, then place the popsicle sticks on top.
  • Freeze the popsicles overnight, then run warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles. Enjoy!

Notes

Keep scrolling for photos and notes. 
Keyword Healthy, Popsicle, kids, Strawberry, Banana
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Equipment needed for these Healthy Strawberry Banana Popsicles:

  • Blender To get the ice pop puree nice and smooth for freezing in ice pop molds, you will need a blender or food processor. My preference is to use a blender for getting the fruit nice and smooth.
  • Ice pop molds I like to use silicone molds or plastic molds for freezing these ice pops in. Silicone tends to win in my book, because you don’t need to run hot water over the bottom of the mold to release the ice pop.
  • Measuring cups A measuring cup is needed to measure the strawberries and water before adding them to the blender.
  • Measuring spoons I like to use my measuring spoons for measuring out the maple syrup and honey, but you can also add the sweeteners to taste if you prefer.

Can I make these popsicles for a baby?

If making these for a child under one, it is not recommended to feed an infant honey or maple syrup. These ice pops can be made without any added sweetener for babies under one (baby should be old enough to be able to handle table foods etc. the age can vary per child and family). If you prefer, you can replace some of the strawberries with more banana for a slightly sweeter taste for your baby. Warning: these popsicles could break off into chunks. if your baby cannot chew solids yet, you can simply leave the strawberry banana mixture in puree form and keep refrigerated for your baby.

Step 1: Remove the stems from the strawberries and peel the bananas. Place strawberries (whole, or sliced) and bananas into the blender.

These frozen popsicles are also a treat for Mom! I especially enjoy these with fresh strawberries from my garden.

Step 1 continued: Add water and sweeteners, then blend well until smooth and chunk free.

I like to use over ripe bananas in these smoothies. It’s a great way to use up old bananas and helps to sweeten the ice pops naturally as well.

Step 2: Pour the blended strawberry banana mixture into 2 popsicle trays with 8 popsicle molds, then place the popsicle sticks on top.

Popsicle molds: My kids love these colorful lids that came with the popsicle tray. I do need to find another set because sadly I already broke a top! Silicone popsicle molds are also a favorite of mine because of how easily the popsicles release from the mold, even without having to run hot water over the bottom of the mold!

Step 3: Freeze the popsicles overnight, then run warm water over the bottom of the popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles. Enjoy!

My 14 month old with his healthy homemade treat. It is so fun to make snacks for the kids when I know what the ingredients are!

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