Healthy, homemade popsicles are a cool treat and a clever way to up your child’s intake of fruits and veggies. They also work great as teething popsicles! Here are 13 simple baby pops recipes that are kid-friendly and easy to make. Make extra; you’re going to want some too!
Dole Whip Popsicles
If you can't travel to Disneyland for a Dole Whip, these popsicles are the next best thing. They're made with just two ingredients: diced pineapple and coconut milk, but you can add a sweetener like maple syrup or honey if you'd like (avoid honey for babes under age 1). Pineapples are packed full of Vitamin C and other nutrients. One Lovely Life has the delicious recipe.
Wild Blueberry & Almond Butter Yogurt Popsicles
If you're introducing your child to nuts like almonds, these filling and flavorful popsicles are a great way to let them snack on almond butter in a baby-friendly form. Blended with yogurt and blueberries, they offer a nutritional boost along with kid-friendly flavors. Head to The View from Great Island for the recipe.
Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles
Superfoods for your super babe! Made with just blueberries, pomegranates and Greek yogurt, this super cute popsicles are tangy, creamy and sweet. Freeze it in Dixie cups for this baby-friendly shape. Gimme Some Oven has all the info.
Swirly Strawberry Creamsicles
This fruit-sweetened frozen novelty is a hit because yogurt popsicles are packed with protein and calcium. Mix them with your favorite berries (fresh or frozen) to create this picture-perfect, yummy treat. This recipe uses medjool dates for sweetness, instead of honey, so it's safe for kids under a year old. Find the recipe at Mama Papa Bubba.
Babies get their daily dose of vegetables with these pops. The Kids Activities Blog shares recipes such as Berry Red Veggie, Orange Carrot Mango and Lime Green Popsicles (spoiler: this one includes iron-rich spinach!).
Yogurt and Veggie Popsicles
These brightly colored popsicles are full of calcium and vitamins, thanks to the yogurt, veggies and fruits. Kristin from Live Simply has created three popsicle recipes: Orange Delight (carrots, strawberry, mango), Green Dinosaur (spinach, bananas, pineapple) and Tickle-Me-Red (beets, strawberry, banana). If your child is under age one, swap out the honey for maple syrup.
Your babe will get to taste the rainbow with these beautiful frozen treats. There's prep work involved to blend and then layer smoothies in each of the rainbow colors, so save this one for a special occasion like a birthday or holiday. Get the recipe at The First Year Blog.
Here's a tasty treat for breastfed babes that also provides instant teething relief. Pour pumped breast milk into the cap of a pacifier (1 to 2 ounces per cap), then insert pacifier and freeze for 3-4 hours.
Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles
Consider this a baby-fied version of the summer favorite strawberries with whipped cream. Full-fat vanilla yogurt replaces cream in this version and adds a little sweetness. Head to Pint Sized Baker for the recipe.
Pea & Spinach Green Smoothie Popsicle
This green machine combines peas, spinach, Greek yogurt, banana and chia seeds for a powerhouse snack that includes vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, manganese and fiber. Head to My Fussy Eater for the recipe.
Super Kale Pops
Kale has many health benefits, including a high amount of fiber that can aid your little one's digestion. Super Healthy Kids blends the greens with frozen berries to sweeten them up.
Fruit and Veggie Pops
One Ingredient Fruit Popsicles
It’s as easy at sounds, and endlessly customizable. Freeze your babe's favorite fruits and serve to your babe! Slice larger fruits like pineapple and watermelon into long pieces. Keep smaller fruits like strawberries, mangoes, raspberries and bananas whole. Avoid dense fruits like whole grapes that could pose a choking hazard. If you’re feeling fancy, insert a popsicle stick into the bottom of the fruit so it’s easier for baby (or you) to hold. Freeze for 3-4 hours and enjoy.
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