Healthy Toddler Snack Recipe: Popsicles Made From Fresh Berries

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 | Comments Off on Healthy Toddler Snack Recipe: Popsicles Made From Fresh Berries

Baby's Own Room is sharing two different ways to create your own delicious popsicles homemade from fresh berries. Everybody loves me, I’m a Popsicle!

 

If you’re looking for a fun way to get your toddler to eat more Vitamin C rich fruit, then you will love these recipe ideas for popsicles made from fresh berries! What’s more, they’re so easy to make. You can buy specialized popsicle molds in cute shapes (like animals, stars or moons) if you wish, but any small container that you can put in the freezer will do.

 

Just in time for the warmer weather, Baby’s Own Room is sharing two different ways to create your own delicious popsicles homemade from fresh berries.

 

The first step is to make fresh fruit juice and then freeze it. Blend a cup of raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries. Pick fruits with plenty of natural sugars for a sweet taste, such as blueberry. Now you will have a bunch of fruit mush. Sieve the mush into a saucepan until it is smooth and seed-free, and mix with a cup of water. Pour into popsicle molds, place a wooden popsicle stick half in to the mold, and place in the freezer until set. The fruit juices make wonderfully vibrant natural dyes, and the result is delicious!

Baby’s Own Room Quick Tip: What fruit you end up using is all up to you–all fresh fruit is a great source of vitamin C. If you are going for antioxidant properties, though, pick something dark blue like blackberries or blueberries. Strawberries are a great source of Vitamin C, with 160% of your daily allowance per cup (compared to around 50% for raspberries and blackberries).

The second way to make fruit popsicles is simply to fill a popsicle mold with plain water and whole berries (choose small ones like blueberries, or alternatively dice up some strawberries). Insert a wooden popsicle stick as above, and freeze. Your toddler will have so much fun licking the popsicle to get to the berries inside.

What’s your favorite homemade snack recipe? Share it in a comment and we’ll feature it in our Facebook Community for moms and dads!

 

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