Healthy Homemade Orange-Pineapple Popsicles

There is nothing better than a yummy, ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day. These healthy homemade popsicles are not just delicious but they are also loaded with vitamins and minerals.

They are both yummy and healthy. You get the best of both worlds with this healthy homemade popsicle recipe!

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Benefits of Homemade Popsicles

I love making homemade popsicles because I have complete control over the ingredients. So many store-bought popsicles contain high fructose corn syrup and artificial colors.

One of the main benefits of making popsicles at home is that you can avoid the unhealthy, toxic ingredients that are in many store-bought popsicle brands.

But with that being said – there are actually many healthy popsicles in grocery stores today that do not contain artificial ingredients or high fructose corn syrup. But they can be kind of pricey.

So another benefit of making healthy homemade popsicles is that you can save money. Making popsicles at home from scratch typically costs a lot less compared to purchasing healthy, organic popsicles from grocery stores.

But my favorite thing about making homemade popsicles is that I can sneak in extra ingredients to make healthy popsicles that are not just devoid of toxic ingredients but also rich in vitamins and minerals.

How to Make Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Making popsicles at home is extremely easy. You’ll need just a few tools and a few ingredients.

Popsicle Mold

A popsicle mold is absolutely necessary when making popsicles at home. This is the one that I use. But any popsicle mold will do. The popsicle mold that I use makes popsicles that are approximately 3.3 ounces each.


You will need a blender to mix all the ingredients together. My favorite blender at the moment is the Nutribullet.

Orange Juice

Orange juice gives these popsicles lots of flavor and nutrition. Orange juice is rich in vitamin C as well as potassium. I like to use organic orange juice with no other ingredients but oranges on the ingredient label.

Frozen Pineapple

Frozen pineapple also gives these popsicles lots of yummy flavor. Pineapple contains lots of vitamin C, potassium, and calcium. I use organic frozen pineapple from Costco.

Greek Yogurt

I like to add Greek yogurt to these popsicles for a few reasons. Greek yogurt adds flavor, improves the texture, increases the fat and protein content, and adds beneficial bacteria (although I’m not 100% sure the bacteria survive the freezing process).

You can use plain Greek yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt.

Pure Aloe Gel

Pure aloe gel is extremely rich in potassium which is the main reason for including it in this recipe.

Potassium helps with fluid balance, nerve transmission, ph of blood, blood pressure, kidney function, and more.

The recommended daily amount of potassium for men is 3,400mg and for women, it is 2,600mg. That is a lot of potassium!

Even when eating super healthy I find it extremely difficult to get enough potassium in my diet every day. So I try to sneak in pure aloe gel wherever I can.

I usually add it to juice and smoothies. I figured popsicles would be another great place to add pure aloe gel because it doesn’t have very much flavor at all.

So it is easy to mix in and hide.

The aloe gel is completely optional but it is what contributes to these popsicles high potassium content.

Cream of Tartar

Cream of tartar is another excellent source of potassium which is the reason I included it in this recipe. I wanted these popsicles to be extremely nutrient rich not just yummy and refreshing.


I included a little bit of high-quality salt in this recipe to increase the mineral content. Sodium helps with muscle contraction, fluid balance, blood sugar regulation, and more.

Make sure to only use high-quality sea salt and avoid iodized table salt.

The salt and cream of tartar are completely optional but like the aloe gel, they contribute greatly to the mineral content of these popsicles.

If you are trying to watch your sodium intake I would recommend leaving the salt out of the recipe.

Homemade Orange Pineapple Popsicle Recipe

To make these healthy orange pineapple popsicles simply add the ingredients below to a blender and blend completely.

  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of pure aloe gel
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of high-quality salt

Once everything is blended completely, carefully pour the mixture into the popsicle molds. Place in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours.

If you are using a silicone mold then you might want to place it on a baking sheet before pouring the mixture into the mold and placing it in the freezer.

These popsicles are ready to enjoy once they are frozen completely. The amount of time it will take for them to fully freeze will depend on the freezer and the freezer temperature.

The recipe above will make six 3.3-ounce popsicles. You can easily double or triple the recipe above to make a larger batch of popsicles.

Healthy Homemade Orange Pineapple Popsicles

Healthy Homemade Orange Pineapple Popsicles

Yield: 6 Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes

There is nothing better than a yummy, ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day. These healthy homemade popsicles are not just delicious but they are also loaded with vitamins and minerals.


  • 1 cup of orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups of frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of pure aloe gel
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt


  1. Add all the ingredients to a blender
  2. Blend completely
  3. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold
  4. Place in freezer for a minimum of 6 hours
  5. Popsicles are ready to eat once they are fully frozen

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: .05gSodium: 199mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

As I mentioned before these popsicles are not just refreshing and delicious, they also contain an abundance of vitamins and minerals. You can check out the nutritional profile below for one 3.3-ounce popsicle.

  • Calories – 68
  • Carbs – 14g
  • Fat – .05g
  • Protein – 2g
  • Fiber – 1g
  • Sugar – 11g
  • Vitamin C – 27mg
  • Sodium – 199mg
  • Potassium – 490mg
  • Magnesium – 5mg
  • Calcium – 66mg

Health Benefits of Orange Pineapple Popsicles

My approach to health has evolved over the years. I used to focus on avoiding harmful foods but now my primary focus is on consuming nutrient-rich foods.

My main goal is to get an abundance of vitamins and minerals in my diet rather than stressing about avoiding so-called bad foods.

Minerals are often overlooked when discussing healthy eating. Most people are primarily concerned with the amount of calories, carbs, sugar, or fat food contains rather than its vitamin and mineral content.

But the truth is there are plenty of so-called healthy foods on the market today that are low calorie, low fat, or sugar-free that are completely devoid of nutrients.

If you want to be truly healthy then you need to focus on consuming foods rich in vitamins and minerals.

And these popsicles are loaded with vitamin C and potassium. They also contain magnesium, calcium, and sodium but the primary health benefits of these popsicles are due to the potassium and vitamin C content.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. It aids in energy production and is used in the mitochondria of our cells. 

Vitamin C also helps the body synthesize collagen, remove free radicals, and support immune function.

The recommended daily amount of vitamin C for men is 90mg and 75mg for women. So one small popsicle contains almost 1/3 of the RDA of vitamin C for men and more than 1/3 of the RDA for women!

As I mentioned earlier, the RDA for potassium is quite high and difficult to reach even for the healthiest eater. So I wanted these popsicles to be extremely potassium rich.

And they are!

The recommended daily amount of potassium for men is 3,400mg and for women, it is 2,600mg. One popsicle contains 490mg of potassium.

That is only about 1/5 of the RDA but it’s quite a bit considering it is just one little popsicle.

Potassium regulates blood pressure and fluid balance. It also plays a huge role in nerve signaling, kidney function, calcium regulation, and more.

You can click here to learn more about the importance of potassium!

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Remove Popsicles From Mold?

To easily and quickly remove the popsicles from the mold carefully run warm water on the outside of the popsicle mold for about 30-60 seconds.

Gently pull on the popsicle stick to release.

How to Store Homemade Popsicles?

To store these popsicles long term simply remove them from the mold and place them in an airtight container and place them in the freezer.

How Long Do Homemade Popsicles Last?

Homemade popsicles should stay good for at least 3 months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.

Well, I really hope you enjoy these healthy homemade popsicles. They are a delicious, healthy treat for both children and adults!

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