Teething Popsicles for Babies
These mini pineapples or any tropical fruit and coconut Teething Popsicles for babies are made with two main ingredients: a simple and sugar-free snack to refresh and relieve them on a hot summer day.
My kid’s favourite! The ‘Oh mighty’ Pineapple coconut teething popsicles recipe is a real hit! Frankly, it’s almost too simple to make a recipe out of it, but it did make my kids happy for so long. So, I needed to share the goods! These Pineapple and Coconut popsicles worked well with many variations: mango, passion fruit, strawberry or kiwi. All winning combos! It’s a yummy popsicle and will provide tremendous relief for the teething ones!
A Format for Babies
Minis need to snack often to keep their blood sugar regulated. Otherwise, a crisis might come your way. The best in this situation is to give them a snack that won’t fill too much to ruin dinner later but keep them satisfied until dinner. These little frozen bites are a perfect size, and the fact that they’ve got a bit of coconut fat in them will make them last a while and give you a chance to make dinner in peace. Plus, it keeps them refreshed on a hot summer afternoon! The perfect snack!
When choosing your coconut milk in the store, try to get a no-sugar one; there is no need for extra sugar since tropical fruits are filled with natural sugars. You could also use coconut cream for excess fat if the baby needs to gain weight, but always ensure no added sugar is added to the product. Coconut milk is filled with nutrients for baby and fat, which the baby needs to build a healthy brain and skin. Another fun fact about coconut milk is that it helps mildly constipated kids soften their stool! So, a magic ingredient!
Homemade vs. The Store
In modern times, whatever you buy in the supermarket is filled with sugar, colouring or preservatives. Plus, making them with the actual fruit gives your kids the well-needed fibres they often omit in industrial versions. Also, the size is never thought for little ones; there is no need to make giant popsicles that result in a mess and fill them up for the whole day, which is not the idea of a snack. Get those new tiny-sized popsicle containers or a simple ice cube tray to prevent them from getting too much (here is the link to my silicon mould for mini popsicles).
As mentioned above, these Teething Popsicles are suitable for many or a mix of fruits. Our personal favourite is mango and pineapple. Mango brings this extra smooth texture and colour to the popsicles. On another note, the third ingredient, salt, is essential to bring out the flavours! It’s just a pinch, but it will bring out the sweetness of both our tropical ingredients. Of course, you can omit the salt if it’s intended for little ones under one year old.
Other Snack Ideas
- mould for 9-10 mini popsicles
- 200 g pineapple or any tropical fruit
- 150 ml coconut milk or cream (no sugar)
- 1 pinch salt optional
- Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until homogenous.
- Pour into popsicle mould and freeze for a minimum of two hours.