These DIY homemade Ningxia Red ice pop recipes is kid-approved, filled with superfood nutrients, and is beneficial to gut health. A great way to treat yourself and your kids without using sugar, artificial colorings, or harmful additives.
What we love about these Ningixa Red Ice Pops
The family bonding is my absolute favorite thing about these homemade ice pops.
It is the same thing every year… my kids start hounding me about a month before hot weather arrives for Ningxia Ice Pops. We always wait for warm weather to make these because they’re 100% likely to drop some, drip some, or find some creative way to make a massive mess… and I really don’t appreciate frequently scrubbing white carpet.
Having them hang out on the back porch (or at the picnic table when we are camping) helps so much with keeping down the mess inside. Plus, they never miss a moment to hang out on our canvas swings on the back porch with a special treat.
Making these Ningxia popsicles has become a family favorite, gathering together with plenty of laughter and love while we all contribute making a batch just about every week from May through September. It is a wonderful way to spend time together as a family, foster healthy habits, have a special treat, and also contribute to honoring our bodies through healthy choices.
Homemade Ningxia Red Ice Pop Recipe
The basics for making your Ningxia Red ice pop include water, Ningxia Red, and your choice of Vitality Essential Oil or blend. I have a few essential oil ideas below the recipe instructions to help you customize and create your perfect blend.
- 1 cup water
- 2 cups NingXia Red
- 3 drops of your favorite Vitality Essential Oil or blend
- Silicone Popsicle Mold (we love this one on Amazon)
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Combine water, NingXia Red, and essential oil(s) in a glass bowl. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top for expansion.
Freeze overnight or until frozen through.
This recipe makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles
To free the ice pops from thier molds, you may need to dip the outside of the mold under warm running water or into a bowl of warm water until it loosens. If the stick pops out without the popsicle, place the stick back in and place it back in the freezer for a few more hours.
To store your popsicles, remove all the ice pops from the molds. Place them on a wax paper lined tray, and either stack them into a freezer bag (like these reusable freezer bags) or leave them on the tray in the freezer.
Flavor Variations for Homemade Ningxia Red Popsicles
- Add 3 drops of orange vitality essential oil
- Use one drop of orange vitality and one drop of tangerine vitality
- Dreamsicle: one drop each of orange, lime, tangerine, and lemon vitality essential oils
- Simply Smooth: add 2 drops each of tangerine and lime vitality essential oils
- Mind Blaster: one drop each of peppermint vitality, lime vitality, and cinnamon bark vitality
- Tingly Lips: one drop each of frankincense, cinnamon bark, and orange vitality essential oils
- Leave out the extra essential oils, and just enjoy with Ningxia
- Use only 1/2 cup of water, and add either 1/2 cup of mango juice or apple juice
What are vitality essential oils?
Vitality essential oils are a special line of essential oils by Young Living that ensures the species of the plants used are safe for consumption (a real problem with cinnamon where not all varieties used for essential oils are safe to consume). We love Young Living because of their transparency, dedication to quality, and refusal to participate in the common dirty little secrets of the essential oil industry.
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