How to Make Healthy Popsicles For Toddlers and Kids
Do you remember those colorful popsicles we used to have when we were kids? And that delicious taste, mmmm, it was awesome! We enjoyed them every summer when the days were hot or cold.
The memories got us to think about bringing back those wonderful days. Of course, it’s easy to find popsicles recipes all over the internet. We still wanted something special, and most importantly healthy.
We know you thought about this too. How about this: a refreshing snack, that will make you feel the coldness of Antarctica? It is healthy and very easy to make. Impressive, right?
The #1 Snack You Should Try This Summer - The Avocado Popsicles!
Tada! Yesss!! Avocado. Who would have thought about this? You and us. We are so happy to share this popsicles recipe with you! It will take you around 10 minutes to make them and it is also kids friendly.
Now you can make your dessert at home. It is healthy and doesn’t contain added sugar. You decide what goes into it. And there is always space for customization and personal preferences.
As well as it is good for your kids, it is good for you too. It is so much fun to make them! Now you can have family time while cooking together. We encourage you to involve everyone around the house. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much fun all of you will have.
How To Make Avocado Popsicles
Tools: For this recipe, you will need your blender and a popsicle mold. When choosing a mold, we recommend deciding between the silicon and a standard one.
If you are an environmentally-friendly person you can buy a silicone popsicle mold. You will use it many times and maybe years. This decision is going to save you a lot of money.
Another advantage of silicone molds is flexibility. It’s easier to unmold the popsicles from silicone rather than a standard mold.
For 6 servings:
- 500 liquid/yogurt
- 180 grams freeze-dried avocado powder
- 4-6 tbsp honey
- ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp lemon juice
For 2 servings:
- 100 liquid/yogurt
- 30 grams freeze-dried avocado powder
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tip of tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tip of tsp lemon juice
For the liquid, you can choose juice or milk. As long as you love iced water, you can go along with it. There is a saying out there, “Always be open to experiments”.
If you want soft popsicles we recommend to use greek yogurt or whole milk for a squishy taste. You can purchase the freeze-dried avocado powder online, check out KaTea.ca. Choose natural honey, for a healthier snack, or any other sweetener you like.
Step 1: Make The Popsicle Mix
Add the ingredients into a blender and mix them well. If you make your popsicles with water, be sure to add a little bit of sugar or honey in it while it's hot. After it has cooled off you can blend the ingredients as usual.
You can make soft popsicles, based on dairy products like milk or yogurt. Mix the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-high heat and boil it. Cool it off and then move on to the next step.
p.s. The boiling is only for the milk, or the products that need to be cooked before.
Step 2: Mold
The process of molding is simple. Use a spoon for a clean result. Pour the mix in the molds and be sure to leave about ¼ inch space at the top. The popsicles will freeze and naturally expand.
Step 3: Freeze
Depending on the thickness of your mix, it would take about 4 - 8 hours of freezing time. For our recipe, 4 hours will be enough. Be sure to check how solid the popsicles are before unmolding them.
Step 4: Unmold
An easy and fast way of unmolding your popsicles would be using warm water. You can either use a bowl or just the water tap. Choose a bowl that is as tall as the popsicle mold or almost.
No matter what you want to use, pour warm water or deep the mold into it for 20 to 30 seconds. Place it onto a solid surface and pull the popsicles very gently.
Step 5: Enjoy your homemade popsicles!
- How do you make popsicles freeze faster?
- Can toddlers eat popsicles?
- What are the healthiest popsicles?
- How many popsicles is too many?
- How do you make popsicles without mold?
If you want to enjoy your popsicles faster, you can use quick-freeze molds. Also, hot things tend to freeze faster so you may consider molding the hot mix for the milk-based recipe.
The answer is yes. Toddlers are allowed to eat these snacks. Before giving it to them, wait some time so the popsicle will warm up a little. Of course, any kid should be supervised while eating. Popsicles are safe and extra security is always a good idea, no matter the cause.
Almost all popsicles can be healthy. As long as there is no added sugar you don’t need to worry about health matters. Yet, we recommend you choose homemade popsicles, so you know what you put in your body. Also, we are very proud to say that our avocado popsicles recipe is among the healthiest ones in the world. Just saying ;).
There is no such notion as “too many popsicles”. You can ask any kid around you, they will assure you, every day is popsicles’ day! There is no limit. Enjoy your favorite snack peacefully.
Found out that you don’t have a popsicle mold at home? Don’t worry. You can still make them. Use plastic cups or even an ice cube tray. Yogurt containers or any glass will work, as well as your muffin tin. See? There are a lot of ways to make popsicles without going anywhere.
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