These healthy peach lemonade popsicles are the perfect summer treat! Cool down with these refined sugar-free, creamy, fruity pops.
Every summer since my son was born, I see people sharing photos of their babies are toddlers eating ice cream or popsicles and see how much their kids seem to be enjoying it. I've mentioned before that we try to keep our son refined sugar-free as much as possible. Usually, it isn't a concern with our lifestyle, we just eat our treats when he is asleep! But during the summer, I suddenly have a twinge of jealousy and want to let him experience the fun (and mess) of a popsicle dripping down his little chin!
But, instead of giving in, I decided to make my own healthy popsicles that he could eat and I could feel good about eating, too!
This week is popsicle week in the food blog world, which means a bunch of us have gotten together to make a variety of popsicle recipes, from fruity, to creamy, to boozy and vegan. So basically, all of the popsicles your heart could desire. You can find them all here.
So back to these yummy popsicles. I've made a handful of lemonade treats in the past, from strawberry lemonade and blueberry lemonade mocktails, and of course these double lemon cupcakes. And then I've been on a peach kick lately after making peach raspberry sangria. Sometimes I get that way with a specific ingredient.
So that's how this combination was born. When I first started, I was going to just use fruit. We've been trying to keep our son away from dairy for a little while to experiment and see if it's been bothering his tummy, so I didn't want to add anything dairy to this blend. But the recipe needed something and I didn't want it to turn into an icicle by adding water. So I added a small container of greek yogurt, which is refined sugar-free!
Truthfully, my son did not have the interest in these popsicles that I expected him to, but I'm pretty sure that's because I tried to bribe him with one while I was icing and taking photos of cupcakes. Cupcakes will always win over sugar-free popsicles, right? I don't know why he showed so much interest in the cupcakes since he's never had one. But anyways, I digress.
Enjoy these popsicles with your little ones or just because it's summer! I can just imagine eating one of these and sitting on the front porch listening to country music on the radio. You know, if it weren't 115 degrees outside. So I guess I'll have to enjoy these in the fall when it's gorgeous in Arizona and the rest of the country is getting chilly. I'll take it 😉
Curious about how to make your own healthy popsicles? It's probably easier than you think! 🙂
- ¾ cup (6-8 ounces) frozen peaches
- Juice from ½ a lemon, about 3 tablespoons
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- ½ cup vanilla greek yogurt, refined sugar free preferred or use plain greek yogurt
- ½ cup of water
- In a blender, blend ingredients until smooth.
- Add water or more yogurt if needed to get a slightly thick smoothie consistency.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds. Depending on your popsicle mold, you may need to freeze the pops for an hour before inserting the popsicle sticks. Check instructions.
- Freeze for at least 8 hours before removing from mold.
Taste your mixture to see how sour it is with the lemonade. If you're using plain greek yogurt, you may want to add an extra tablespoon of honey to balance out the flavors.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g