Finding Nemo Inspired Healthy Homemade Popsicles
Last week, I made the exciting launch of a special summer recipe series: Disneybounding popsicles! Aka, creating popsicles that look like Disney characters, with corresponding inspired flavors. Each week this summer, I am going to do a different character duo popsicle pairing. I launched this new summer series with Anna and Elsa Frozen-themed popsicles. And the best part about my popsicle series? They’re 21 day fix approved, all-natural, and made with healthy ingredients (with dairy-free options, too)!
This week, still recovering from the excitement of seeing Finding Dory, I decided to make Dory and Nemo-colored pops! My Nemo pops are orange creamsicle flavored, and my Dory pops are blueberry lemonade.
Most pop mold sets have 6 or 12 molds. The following ingredient amounts are for 6 pops. If you have a standard 12-pop mold, you can follow these recipes exactly and have 6 of each flavor. Or, if you have a six pop mold and want to make 3 of each flavor, just cut the recipe amounts in half. I love the mold that I have, since it has a drip-guard. Since I have an 18-month old, this is perfect for her since she can enjoy my homemade pops without a bunch of drippy popsicle juice running down her hands, I bought it off Amazon here.
Nemo-Inspired Orange Creamsicle
- 3 cups orange juice
- 1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
- 2/3 cups plain yogurt or SO Delicious Dairy-Free yogurt
Dory-Inspired Blueberry Lemonade Pop
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2/3 cup plain yogurt or SO Delicious Dairy Free yogurt
- 2 T honey
- 4 T lemon juice
- 1 lemon
The steps are very simple, and to make BOTH flavors of pops took me just about 15 minutes.
Nemo-Inspired Orange Creamsicle
Add all of your ingredients into a bowl, and whisk together until very thoroughly combined.
Then, go ahead and pour the mix into your molds.
Dory-Inspired Blueberry Lemonade Pops
Add all of your ingredients into a blender or food processor.
Once its completely blended, cut up your lemon into very thin slices. In each of your molds, put two lemon slices in the middle.
Lastly, pour your batter into each of your molds. Then put your pops into the freezer for at least five hours.
To shimmy your pop free from your mold, run your popsicle under warm water for about 15 seconds, and then it will slide out easily. These are great alternatives to pops sold in grocery stores, many of which have lots of added sugar. These are a fun way to get your kids to eat some fruit and protein, and something they can easily help make to get some experience in the kitchen from a young age!
The lemon slices add a bit of a kick, but mainly look SO COOL! They are sure to impress anyone and give your pops an artisanal look.
My toddler is incredibly picky, but she LOVED these pops! Even though she made sour faces when she ate the blueberry lemonade pop, she kept on trying it.
My toddler loved both flavors, and was asking for more! She kept making daddy trade back and forth flavors with her, she couldn’t decide on just one to stick with!
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