Tropical Popsicles are a great way to ease babies into new flavours and help numb those sore gums during teething. Adored by kids and adults alike around here, this a healthy popsicle recipe that is sugar-free and completely delicious.
With Summer and teething season well underway over here, I’ve had to come up with various aides to help Z & I get through the teething process with as much ease as possible.
We use frozen steamed green beans, frozen blueberries, and of course pure fruit popsicles, no sugar no sweetener just plan old delicious fruits. It’s also been my method to expose them to pineapple … How else do you eat pineapple when you don’t have very many teeth?
I do bake the fruit before I blend it and put it into the popsicle moulds. I find this allows the starches to be released from the fruit (makes it a bit sweeter) and it prevents the pear from turning brown.
I use mini popsicle moulds that cost a few dollars from the grocery store. It’s been one of my best baby investments. Not very glamours, but they definitely do the job and are easier for Z & I to handle.
The recipe isn’t completely for your minis. I’ve been known to show the popsicle love and hand these out to adults as well. They’re always well received.
Other popsicles my minis love:
Tropical Popsicles are a great way to ease babies into new flavours and help numb those sore gums during teething. Adored by kids and adults alike around here.
- 1/4 medium pineapple, skin and core removed, chopped into 1"pieces
- 1 medium ripe mango (winter) OR peach (summer), skin removed, pitted, and roughly chopped into 1" pieces
- 1 medium ripe pear, core removed and roughly chopped into 1" pieces
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Place chopped pineapple, peach, and pear on a foil lined baking tray. Place tray in preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until fruit has softened.
Remove tray from oven and let cool slightly.
Blend fruit in a a blender until smooth. Pour liquid into popsicle moulds and freeze overnight (or at least 8 hours).
Save remaining purée for other use*.
* *I usually mix the leftover purée with yogurt for the babies dessert, but it would also be a great replacement to apple sauce in muffins or a nice snack on it’s own too.