All Fruit Popsicle Treats

In the summer when it’s hot, my son looks forward to waking up from his nap and enjoying a frozen Popsicle treat outside with his mama or papa. A great way to get in another serving of fruit, popsicles is fun to eat and cooling on a hot summer day.

Many recipes for homemade popsicles contain a large amount of sugar or call for using pre-packaged juice crystals which also contain an excessive amount of sugar. When considering finger food for babies, most parents want to make something without sugar as a small baby does not need the early exposure to his or her sweet tooth.

Natural fruit is sweet and pleasing to the developing palates of babies. Popsicles are easy to make provided you have a blender and Popsicle moulds for your freezer.

The following recipes are a few ideas that work well with my son beginning from the age of 8 months on. Always supervise your child when eating a Popsicle so they don’t break off too large a piece. You can break up the Popsicle into pieces and put it in a plastic dish for them to eat with their fingers

Sunset Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 slices of peeled ripe papaya
  • 1 ripe banana
  • The juice from 2 freshly squeezed oranges
  • A splash of water

Method
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into Popsicle moulds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours

Pina Colada Popcicles

  • 1/4 C chopped pineapple
  • 1 large, ripe banana
  • Juice from one lime
  • 2 T coconut milk or cream (from a can is fine)

Method
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into Popsicle moulds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours

Mango Tango Popsicles

  • 1 Ripe mango peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 C washed strawberries, cut into quarters
  • Juice from 1 orange
  • Splash of milk (optional, can use water)

Method
Place all ingredients into a blender and puree until smooth.
Pour into Popsicle moulds and freeze until solid, about 6 hours.

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