Tot Pop Recipes
The summer’s here and that means I’ll be busy making lots of pops…and wiping melted popsicle off the face of a defiant toddler. Let’s face it, everyone loves popsicles! Here’s some recipes that are toddler (and adult) friendly!
I love making popsicles at home and was lucky enough to find handles with a dribble tray built in…much less mess compared to regular popsicles! My recipe portions yield enough to fill this particular tray.
1- 4 oz container of vanilla yogurt
2 oz mango (fresh or frozen)
2 oz pineapple (fresh or frozen)
If using frozen fruit, thaw it a little first so it will blend better. Put yogurt and fruit in a blender and puree until smooth. We enjoy chewing on the chunks of frozen fruit, so I leave it a little lumpy by pulsing the mixture. Just pour into trays and freeze or you can even drink it as a smoothie.
Pudding Pops/Chocolate Monkeys
1 package of prepared pudding (pre-made or instant works just as well)
These are super easy. Just pick your favorite flavor, pour into a tray and freeze!
**If your baby loves the pudding pops, try adding a little mashed banana. I like to cut the banana into quarters and spear the popsicle stick through it. Then I just fill the trays about 3/4 full and insert the banana-kabob.
Lemonade (home made or store bought)
3 oz Strawberries (about 1/3 cup fresh or frozen)
Thaw strawberries if frozen. If fresh, wash them well and cut off the tops. Pulse strawberries in the blender with a few tablespoons of lemonade until you get a lumpy puree. Scoop strawberry puree into freezer tray. Top off with lemonade and freeze.
Lemon Cheesecake Pops
4 tablespoons of cream cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon curd
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 crushed graham crackers (optional)
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. If you are adding graham crackers, you can mix them in the blender or you can create a “crust” by filling your freezer tray almost full, leaving a little bit of room and sprinkle them on top (just push them down enough so that they are IN the pop filling). Add your sticks and freeze!