A popsicle for every colour of the rainbow

A POPSICLE FOR EVERY COLOUR OF THE RAINBOW

Taste the rainbow with this kaleidoscope of delicious and healthy icy poles (or popsicles, whatever you call them!). We’ve covered the whole spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo and Violet. Get the kids to help out. The hardest part will be waiting for these delicious treats to freeze!

Red: Raspberry Mint Icy Poles

Image: Trisha Zemp
Image: Trisha Zemp

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 6 large strawberries
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint

Freeze ’em up!

  • Add raspberries, strawberries, water, mint and maple syrup to blend, mix until combined
  • Pour into moulds
  • Freeze for several hours or overnight

(Find the original recipe here)

Orange: Mango Chia Icy Poles

Image: Jelly Toast Blog
Image: Jelly Toast Blog

What you’ll need:

  • 3 cups chopped mango, (you’ll need about 2 big mangoes)
  • 300ml coconut water
  • 1.5 tbsp chia seeds

Freeze ’em up!

  • Blend mango and coconut water together
  • Stir in chia seeds
  • Pour into moulds
  • Freeze for several hours or overnight

Yellow: Lemony Herby Icy Poles

Image: Vanilla and Bean
Image: Vanilla and Bean

What you’ll need:

  • Chosen herbs (5 sprigs rosemary, handful basil, 3 small bunches thyme)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2  cup lemon juice (you’ll need about 4 large lemons)

Freeze ’em up!

  • Boil herbs in a saucepan then simmer for 20 minutes and discard the leaves
  • Stir in the sugar and lemon juice, keep stirring until sugar dissolves
  • Add enough water to make 2 and 3/4 cups of mixture
  • Fill moulds
  • Freeze overnight or for at least 8 hours

Green: Green Smoothie Icy Poles

Image: Pamela Salzman
Image: Pamela Salzman

 What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups packed kale leaves
  • 1 cup green grapes
  • 1 cup brewed green tea, cooled to room temperature
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey
  • About 1 3/4 cups Greek yogurt, divided

Freeze ’em up!

  • Add the kale, grapes, green tea, banana, honey and 1 cup of the Greek yogurt to your blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  • Fill your popsicle molds with the kale smoothie mixture until they are about 3/4 full. Then spoon about 1 tablespoon of the remaining Greek yogurt into the tops of each of the molds. Use a skewer to help push the dollop of Greek yogurt down into the popsicle mold and lightly swirl it around.
  • Transfer the molds to your freezer for about 45-60 minutes, or until the popsicles are partially set. Insert wooden sticks or dowels, then continue to freeze the popsicles until they are completely solid, about 4-5 hours more.
  • Remove the popsicles from their molds before serving. You can run a little warm water over the molds to help loosen the popsicles from their molds.

(Find the original recipe here)

Blue: Blueberry Oatmeal Icy Poles

Image: Petite Allergy Treats
Image: Petite Allergy Treats

What you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup yogurt (your choice), almond milk or coconut cream
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Freeze ’em up!

  • Blend until smooth
  • Pour into popsicle molds
  • Freeze until firm, about 6 hours

Indigo: Pineapple Blueberry Icy Poles

Image: According To Elle
Image: According To Elle

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups fresh pineapple
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, plus ½ cup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt

Freeze ’em up!

  • Place pineapple, blueberries, lime juice and salt in blender or food processor with just a splash of the water.
  • Blend until smooth and strain.
  • Pour fresh juice into your paleta mold, add blueberries and freeze for about 1 hour.
  • Insert Popsicle sticks and freeze until solid, about 3 hours.

(Find the original recipe here)

Violet: Blackberry & Blood Orange Icy Poles

Image: Country Living
Image: Country Living

What you’ll need:

  • 12oz Blood Orange Soda
  • 6oz blackberries (fresh or frozen)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 6 large strawberries

Freeze ’em up!

  • Add 1/2 of the blood orange soda to a pot with berries, sugar, and water
  • Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10 minutes (allow to cool)
  • Add remaining soda and blend
  • Fill moulds and freeze at least 3 hours

(Find the original recipe )

Feature image: Vegetarian Ventures