Healthy popsicles for babies and toddlers - a delicious frozen treat with hidden veggies. Perfect for sore gums or on hot summer days.
It is starting to heat up nicely in Sydney and I can feel summer in the air. I thought it was time to get the freezer packed with delicious frozen treats to help keep the kids cool in the hot summer sun. These healthy popsicles for babies and toddlers are perfect for doing just that. They are a great size for younger kids, packed with fruit and vegetables and taste amazing.
The idea to use a madeleine cookie tin, to make these healthy popsicles for babies, came from Pinterest. I thought they were the perfect size for little ones. It is hard for babies/toddlers to get through a popsicle without it melting all over the place and I felt that these were a perfect size. They turned out really well, my only complaint was that they were tricky to get out of the tin. You need to allow them to thaw slightly before trying to remove. If you don't have a madeleine tin then you can use any popsicle mold. I love the look of these Zoco Mini Pop Molds but you could also use jumbo ice cube trays.
I made three different varieties, each with a different hidden veggie. For the green variety, I used my Green Smoothie recipe, which contains spinach. The pink popsicle is made using my Beet and Berry Smoothie recipe, which contains beetroot and spinach. The orange ice pop contains carrot and the recipe is detailed below.
It is safe to say that this two-year-old enjoyed these a lot (as did his older brother).
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Healthy Popsicles for Babies and Kids
- 135g (1 cup) Mango chunks
- 1 Banana
- 1 Carrot (grated)
- 125ml (½ cup) Milk
- Add all the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the molds of a madeleine cookie tin, ice pop molds or large ice cube trays.
- Add a popsicle stick into each popsicle.
- Freeze for at least 2 hours.