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2 Homemade Ice Pops Healthy

Fudge Pops

These fudge pops are a healthy spin on my childhood summer fave. They are loaded with a powerhouse of nutrients like cacao powder that’s great for heart health and coconut milk that helps build muscle. All this while not taking away from the traditional taste of the chocolatey fudge!

Makes 12 pops

2 (13-ounce) cans full-fat coconut milk

2/3 cup cacao or cocoa powder

5 tablespoons maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

Place all ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend for 1 minute until completely smooth. Taste and adjust sweetening if needed.

Pour the fudge into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, run bottom of molds under warm water to loosen.

Note: I like to make these a day ahead. For a creamier texture, let the mixture sit in the blender for a half hour before pouring into molds. Give the mixture one good blitz then proceed.

KID HELP

  • Let the kids add all ingredients to the blender.
  • Have them pour it into the ice pop molds.
  • When the pops are ready, have your child help remove the pops from the mold.

Honeydew Ice Pops

Honeydew melons are ninety percent water, are an excellent source of vitamin C, and have just as much potassium as a banana. Add some mint leaves and you’ve got yourself a nourishing yet refreshing yummy ice pop!

Makes 6 pops

1/2 honeydew melon, chopped

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1/4 cup coconut water

1 handful chopped fresh mint leaves, optional

Hemp seeds, to garnish

Place honeydew, syrup, and coconut water into a high-speed blender. Blend until combined.

Mix in mint leaves then pour melon mixture into ice pop molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Just before serving, run bottom of molds under warm water to loosen. Sprinkle tops of melon pops with hemp seeds.

Note: I like to make these a day ahead. You can add 1 frozen banana to the mix if desired.

KID HELP

  • When you’re done cutting up the melon, let the kids throw the pieces into the blender.
  • Have them pour the mixture into the ice pop molds.
  • When the pops are ready, have your child help remove the pops from the mold.

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