It’s finally starting to heat up here in the Bay and we are in need of an appropriate treat! Now if only there was a treat that helped keep us cool, was tasty, and relieved some teething pain… hmm…POPSICLES!!!
Popsicles are so fun to make! When you make your own, you can be as creative as you want, keep them low in sugar, and be cost effective. The molds are pretty inexpensive. They range from $5-$20 (depending on how fancy you want them to be). The ones that I use are $12 and I bought them here on Amazon (prime!).
Like I said, you can be as creative (or lazy like me) as you like with these things. Here is the ingredient list I used for our popsicles.
What you need:
- cutting board
- peeler (for the mango)
- popsicle mold
- 1 chopped mango
- raspberries (maybe half a clamshell)
- 10 pitted and sliced cherries
- 2 cups (or so) of unsweetened coconut milk
- gather your ingredients
- wash and chop up all your ingredients
- casually mix and match as much fruit as you want in each of the popsicles
- pour the coconut milk over the fruit into the molds. if the liquid isn’t passing through one of the fruit layers, use the spoon to create a gap between the wall of the mold and the fruit so the milk can get to the bottom
- freeze for 4-6 hours, or until solid
These popsicles are not very sweet and were great for after dinner snacks for my little one. They also helped reliever her of some teething pain. Success!
I’d love to hear what ingredients you put in your popsicles!