How To Build The Ultimate Summer Popsicle

It’s a popsicle party here on Healthy Food Friday! Keeping up with July’s theme of vacations I’m thinking of weekends away with family and flavors for everyone. Seriously, everyone!

popsicleHow about those ^ for inspiration?

So how to build the ultimate popsicle to satisfy any craving from breakfast, to fruity, to chocolatey and creamy?

Start with the essentials: a popsicle mold, popsicle sticks, and a good old blender. From there… Pick a base, choose your add-ins, and get creativeHow to build the ultimate popsicle
I want to share with you a favorite fruity popsicle of mine as of late. I can’t get enough of cherries right now. I mean fresh, in-season cherries? Can’t beat ’em. They’ll be in the fridge ALL SUMMER LONG.

The Benefits of CherriesNot only is this popsicle bursting with flavor, it’s also packed with good-for-you ingredients! The fresh cherries loaded with anti-oxidants and fiber, but add in the coconut water, fresh lemon juice, chia seeds, and raw honey? Healthy, delicious, H-E-A-V-E-N. 
Cherry Lemonade Pops

Cherry Lemonade Pops

Serves 5     adjust servings


  • 2 cups fresh cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 6 additional pitted cherries


  • 1. Combine pitted cherries, lemon, honey, coconut water, and chia seeds in a high speed blender; blend until completely smooth
  • 2. In your popsicle mold, add 1 cherry (cut in half)
  • 3. Pour in cherry lemonade mixture, add in popsicle sticks and freeze until firm (4 hours plus)
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    7 comments on “How To Build The Ultimate Summer Popsicle

    • Lexi! This post is beautiful!! I especially LOVEEEEEEE the How to Build a Pop infographic, I mean you are a genius girlfriend. Pinning, sharing, etc.

      Oh and you’re the best, thanks for including my Strawberry Basil Creamsicle recipe 🙂


    • Hi Lexi, I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love your colorful photos! I have two questions: 1) What app do you use to make those text headings? I love the fonts! 2) Where do you get your kitchen linens? Thanks in advance!

      • Hi Jess! I use photoshop to edit, and get my linens ALL over the place. Crate and barrel, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, Sur La Table. Crate and barrel usually has good ones on sale!

    • Absolutely love the mouthwatering photos of the popsicles. Who can resist making them once they’ve seen them?! The infographic is awesome, filled with so many ideas that never crossed my mind. Pinned!

    • Wow, Lexi, the quality of your graphics is amazing, I can’t believe how much you put into just this one post. I’d like one of each from that ultimate popsicle guide. My first time stopping by your blog and I am impressed!


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