These pumpkin popsicles taste just like holiday pumpkin pie and are oh-so healthy which is a huge bonus! We call them DIY Pumpkin Pie Popsicle Delights! This is a recipe you’re going to love even though that pumpkin taste actually comes from squash in this recipe.
Your kids will love the irreverence of a popsicle in the cold months and you will love the nutritional benefits you are tricking them into getting with healthy pumpkin popsicles!
Did you know:
- Pumpkins are part of the squash family.
- Winter squash is rich in beta carotene or Vitamin A.
- Acorn squash have 28 percent of the recommended dietary allow of magnesium and that helps reduce the risk of gallstones.
- Winter squash is rich in potassium which can help regulate blood pressure.
DIY Pumpkin Popsicles Delight Recipe
2 1/2 lbs. butternut squash
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2/3 cup light cream
1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Instructions for Homemade Pumpkin Popsicles
Cut a butternut squash into quarters and scoop out the seeds. Boil, bake, or microwave the squash until it is soft. Let the squash cool a bit before scooping its flesh into a medium-size bowl. Add pure maple syrup, light cream, and pumpkin pie spice to the bowl. Use a potato masher to mush the squash and blend all of the ingredients. Spoon the mixture into ice pop molds (we were able to fill 10), add sticks, and freeze for at least 6 hours before serving.