Homemade Ice Pops

Try these 1 ingredient homemade ice pops with no sugar added for a refreshing sweet treat this summer!  This post is sponsored by H-E-B. 

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What is it about ice pops that make kids go crazy?

At soccer games, all the kids get a free ice pop after their game and, often times, it’s more exciting for the kids to enjoy the popsicles than it is to play their games.

While Dustin and I let the kiddos enjoy those types of sweets in moderation, it’s hard watching them eat something that’s clearly not good for their little bodies.

I can even remember, as a kid, loving Otter Pops at parties and wishing my parents would buy them so we could have them in our house.

Sliced Sugar Kiss Melon on a cutting board along with diced melon, ready to add to the blender to puree. Cubed sugar kiss melon in a kitchen blender, about to be pureed into juice for the homemade ice pops

A quick look at the label, however, leaves you never wanting you or your kids to eat them again.  The second ingredient is high fructose corn syrup, followed by concentrated fruit juices, preservatives, and food coloring.  Umm…pass.

Instead, I decided to make my own homemade ice pops using some delicious summer melons from H-E-B.  The Primo Picks Sugar Kiss Melons are in season right now and are so sweet and delicious, they’re perfect for making your own ice pops.

How To Make Easy Ice Pops With Fruit

Making your own homemade ice pops with fruit is so easy, especially if you have ripe, sweet, and juicy fruit.  If it can be pureed, it can become an ice pop.

If your fruit isn’t very juicy, you may need to add a little liquid to help it along.  You can add water to keep it simple and not change the flavor too much or you can add other liquids, like lime or lemon juice to add a little extra flavor boost.  Then, just add everything to a blender and puree until completely liquid. It’s so easy to do and the result is so awesome.

Here are some ideas for fruits that would make great homemade ice pops:

  • watermelon
  • orange
  • pineapple
  • mango
  • raspberry
  • honeydew
  • cantaloupe
  • strawberry

How To Make Ice Pops Without Sugar

Some fruits, like these Sugar Kiss Melons, don’t require any additional liquid or sweeteners, which is awesome.  However, if you’re using less sweet fruit, you may need to add a little raw honey to help sweeten them.  Remember that foods don’t taste quite as sweet when they’re frozen so, if it doesn’t taste sweet when it’s in liquid form, it will definitely not be sweet when frozen.

The best bet for making your own ice pops without sugar is to pick the sweetest, most in season fruits you can find.  That will make them naturally sweet and allow you to avoid adding any additional sweeteners.  If you do want to add a little sweetener, try to pick a less refined option, like pure maple syrup, raw honey, or coconut sugar.  More on sugar here, if you’re interested.

Pureed sugar kiss melons in ice pop wrappers, ready to be placed into the freezer.Frozen homemade ice pops from the freezer, ready to eat.

These homemade ice pops are for the kid in all of us.  They’re sweet, fun, and a great way to take advantage of fresh, naturally sweet fruits, like the yummy Sugar Kiss Melons available at H-E-B right now.

Stay cool, friends!

5 from 2 votes
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Homemade Ice Pops
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 5 mins
 

These homemade ice pops require just one ingredient and are a great sugar free treat to keep you cool.

Categories: Dessert
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: ice pop, ice pops, who invented the popscicle
Servings: 5 ice pops
Calories: 48 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the cubed Sugar Kiss Melon to a kitchen blender.

  2. Blend until completely liquid.  If necessary, you can add a little water to loosen.

  3. Carefully pour the liquid into each ice pop bag.  Using a funnel will help make this process easier.  Fill all the way to the max line, and then seal tightly.

  4. Place in the freezer and freeze until solid, about 2-4 hours.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have access to Sugar Kiss Melons from H-E-B, you can also use other melons, like honeydew or cantaloupe.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ice Pops
Amount Per Serving (1 ice pop)
Calories 48 Calories from Fat 3
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.3g0%
Sodium 16.2mg1%
Carbohydrates 9.9g3%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 9.1g10%
Protein 1.3g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of H-E-B. The opinions and text are all mine.

Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

6 thoughts on “Homemade Ice Pops

  1. I literally started having hunger pangs halfway through the post. It looks amazing and I bet it also tastes delicious too. It is the perfect dish to cook up in this season. I can’t wait to try it . Looking forward to reading more delectable recipes in the upcoming posts.

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