Who doesn’t love popsicles?
And with summer approaching and warmer weather we all crave for some delicious cold ice-cream/popsicles.
Sisira doesn’t have sweet tooth so it was easy for me to keep her away from all the sugary stuff available in the market. But toddlers as they grow they see, read and learn new things and her new favorite is popsicles.
I don’t want her to feed on the store bought ones which usually have lot of corn syrup/processed sugar and food dyes. This doesn’t mean she can never have them…;-)
Then, why not let her enjoy and also get some nourishment too.
So I have been working on making some healthy popsicles from fruits and veggies purees and they are turning out delicious and creamy ( with no ice pellets).
Here is the recipe of 2 of our favorites so far and the combinations are endless.
Berries and cucumber.
Cucumber – 1/2
Berries – 1 cup ( any mix)
Honey – 2 tsp
Milk (whole /coconut) – 1 cup (I used coconut milk)
Mango – 1( pitted)
Milk – 1 cup( I used whole milk)
Honey – 2 tsp
Nuts/spices – optional ( we like the plain mango flavor)
First blend the coconut/whole milk for couple of minutes until frothy. Then add the veggies or fruit and blend it all together for another 2 minutes. The mixture gets thick and creamy. Pour into molds and freeze atleast for 6 hours.
You can adjust the sweet levels as per you taste.
These popsicles are light and not very sweet and oh, full of flavor.
Try these with your baby/toddler’s favorite fruits and veggies and for lactose intolerance/vegan you can use almond milk too.