These super easy apple popsicles are ridiculously simple to make with just 3 ingredients. Perfect for toddlers' little bellies, this healthy snack is made from real fruit with no additives or colourants and is packed full of nutrients. These are gluten free and dairy free popsicles.
These popsicles, also referred to as apple ice lollies or apple lollies, are super easy, refined sugar free treats that are fun to make with toddlers with almost no prep time and no cooking involved. It’s a straightforward process - blend all the ingredients, fill the moulds and freeze. Nothing could be as simple as a fruit popsicle recipe.
The best part of homemade popsicles is that you can customise the popsicles with the ingredients of your kid’s choice and often for less than you would spend buying them at a store.
My toddler is so obsessed with popsicles, he loves them for snacks, desserts and even breakfast. He even loves to prepare them with his sister. In fact, this is a great bonding opportunity for siblings and an ideal way to encourage them to eat healthy food. Don’t forget to check the fun and interesting video on the recipe card featuring both my kids making popsicles.
While cooking with kids sounds exciting, kids’ safety should be the priority. Ensure to supervise the kids all the time they are in the kitchen and do not allow toddlers and young kids to handle the blender or any kitchen appliances on their own. Refer safety disclaimer for more details.
- Apple: I have used royal gala apples but pink lady, honey crisp or other varieties would also work in this recipe.
- Sweetener: I have used maple syrup but you can leave it out if you think the sweetness from the banana is just enough.
- Milk: To make these vegan popsicles I have used coconut milk. Feel free to use any milk of your choice.
Find the quantities and a short video in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
How to make apple popsicles at home?
In a blender, add cored and diced apple slices, coconut milk and maple syrup.
Close the blender jar with a lid and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add a spoon of chopped apples at the base of each popsicle mould.
Pour the blended apple mixture into the popsicle moulds.
Close each popsicle mould with a handle.
Place the popsicles with the base in the freezer overnight or for at least 6 hours.
After 6 hours healthy homemade dairy free apple popsicles are ready to enjoy!
How to make popsicles without mould?
You can use small disposable paper cups to make popsicles. Fill ¾ of the paper cups with blended apple mixture, cover and seal each cup with aluminium foil. Cut a small slit with a knife and insert a wooden popsicle stick. Freeze overnight or until apple popsicles solidify. Even sauce containers with lids or ice cube trays could be used for apple ice blocks.
Substitutions and Variations
Spices: Try adding cinnamon or vanilla extract for added flavour.
Yogurt: Replace coconut milk with yogurt to transform it into apple yogurt popsicles. It’s a great way to add probiotics to a toddler’s diet.
Fruits: Switch up the flavours by using other fruits such as orange for orange popsicles or pears for pear popsicles.
These easy creamy apple popsicles could be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months if stored properly. To save space in the freezer, remove the base once the popsicles are frozen and then store them in the zip-lock bag.
Tips and Tricks
Coconut Milk: It is essential to use full-fat coconut milk in this apple popsicle recipe. The fat content makes the popsicles creamy and prevents them from getting icy or crystallised.
Water: Either run the popsicle mould under running warm water for a minute or dip the mould in a container filled with water. This helps to take the popsicles out of the mould easily.
Sweetener: Do not use maple syrup or any other sweetener if you are making this recipe for infants.
Apple: I would suggest using whole apples as they taste best and are more nutritious than apple juice. Alternatively, use frozen or home canned apples.
I do not recommend maple syrup and coconut milk for babies. So omit the maple syrup and substitute coconut milk with water or yogurt and follow the same procedure of blending and freezing in the moulds. These fresh fruit popsicles without added sugar are a great way to soothe sore gums during teething.
Ensure to use only the milk that you extract the first time as the subsequent batches of coconut milk won’t be as concentrated and creamy as the first batch.
They both refer to the same frozen treat on a stick that comes in many fruit flavours. Popsicles is a term used in America and ice lolly is predominantly a British term used in the United Kingdom.
Popsicles are frozen sweet treats on a stick made of fruits, whereas lollipops are sweet candies on the stick that are stored at room temperature. While popsicles are made of real fruits or fruit juices, lollypops are made of refined sugars and are unhealthy.
Of course, you can. However, I wouldn't recommend apple juice popsicles for infants. For toddlers make sure to use no added sugar juice to make apple juice popsicles.
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📖 Recipe Card
3 Ingredient Toddler Friendly Apple Popsicles
1 Cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml
- 2 Apples wash, core and dice.
- 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup adjust to taste
- 250 ml Full Fat Coconut Milk
- In a blender, add cored and diced apple slices, coconut milk and maple syrup.2 Apples, 2 Teaspoons Maple Syrup, 250 ml Full Fat Coconut Milk
- Close the blender jar with a lid and blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour apple mixture into the popsicle moulds.
- Close each popsicle mould with a handle.
- Place the popsicle base in the freezer overnight or for at least 6 hours.
- Run the popsicle mould under water for a minute to loosen up the popsicles.
- Let kids devour healthy homemade apple popsicles!
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