Easy Popsicle Recipe: Bug Juice Pops

Bug Juice is boring all by itself. And traditional recipes are full of sugar and food coloring. Good thing our popsicle-version is vegan, easy and insanely yummy!

Easy Popsicle Recipe

Popsicles are the “it” summer treat right now! And understandably so – it’s hot as heck outside, they’re easy to make, and (depending on your ingredients) they can be super-healthy.

I was talking to my nephews recently and they were raving about all the fun they’ve been having at summer camp. When I asked them if they’d had Bug Juice yet, they looked at me like I had three eyeballs! I thought Bug Juice was a “must” at every camp?

Most Bug Juice recipes are full of sugary, powdered drink mixes – so I certainly wasn’t going that route when concocting my own recipe. And most Bug Juices are green, so that was my starting point. Once I figured that out, the popsicle-part was a no brainer!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced cucumber (peeled and seeded)
  • 1 cup diced Honeydew melon
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 6-8 big mint leaves

Supplies

Directions

  1. Add cucumber, melon and mint leaves to a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Push mixture through a strainer. It should yield one cup of cucumber-melon juice.
  4. Combine one cup of pineapple juice with your cucumber-melon juice. This should give you 2 cups of Β bug juice.
  5. Pour into popsicle molds. Or you could just use cups with popsicle sticks.
  6. Freeze for 4-6 hours.
  7. To loosen, dunk your molds in warm water.
  8. Enjoy!

Special Note: If don’t think your kids will love the cucumber taste, just eliminate the cucumber and double the amount of melon. For adults, add a little bit of mashed ginger to the blender. It’s FABULOUS!

Easy Popsicle Recipe

What makes this easy popsicle recipe so fabulous?

  • It’s vegan.
  • It’s dairy-free.
  • It’s refined sugar-free.
  • These pops are green, but we didn’t use any synthetic food dyes.
  • They’re perfect for on-the-go kids who like to eat on the way to play dates.
  • They’re good for anytime of the day. I ate one for breakfast this morning – no joke!

Written by Crunchy Scott

I'm a self-proclaimed eco-geek. I'm also a flexitarian foodie, a crunchy crafter and an eco-journalist. And if it's awesomely 80s, I'm into it. Oh, and I wrote a kids book too! Find me on and . Wow, I'm everywhere! So come find me.

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