Ice Pops Base Formula


Cool off with this easy formula for healthier ice pops. Just use 3 cups of any fruit you prefer, 1/4 to 1/3 cup water, 2 to 3 tablespoons honey, and 1 tablespoon of any citrus juice you like. Each is about 50 calories, with 8 grams (or less) added sugar.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
8 servings


  • 3 cups fresh blueberries

  • ¼ cup water, or more as needed

  • 2 tablespoons honey, or more to taste

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Blend blueberries, water, honey, and lemon juice in a blender until nearly smooth, adding more water if necessary. Press through a fine-mesh sieve to remove skins and seeds.

  2. Pour mixture into eight 3-ounce ice pop molds or paper cups. Insert sticks into molds. Freeze, 8 hours to overnight.

Cook's Notes:

If using paper cups, cover each cup with foil. Cut a small slit in foil and insert a wooden stick into each pop.

For a watermelon-lime version, use 3 cups chopped watermelon and 1 tablespoon lime juice.

For a peach-orange version, use 3 cups chopped peaches and 1 tablespoon orange juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

47 Calories
0g Fat
12g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 6mg 31%
Calcium 4mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 47mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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