4 Refreshing Popsicle Recipes Made From Baby Food

Summer is coming, so what better time to try your hand at making a few homemade popsicles for your little one? 

Popsicles pack a powerful punch with healthy fruits, antioxidants, and tons of vitamins that your growing baby will need. And who can resist the sweet and refreshing flavor of a popsicle on a hot summer day? But probably the coolest thing about these popsicles is that they are so incredibly easy because they're made from...drumroll please...baby food! Why do the work of pureeing and chopping and cooking a popsicle base to incorporate your fruit and veggies when you can have it all done for you?

Whether you want to make your own baby food in a blender and then repurpose some of the ingredients, stick with a few easy-to-mash basics, such as bananas, or pick up some canned or jarred baby food, with a little creativity, it's easy to mix and match to create some delicious summer treats. So try a few of these easy and delicious popsicle recipes made from baby food and kick back to enjoy the summer weather instead of spending all your time in the kitchen. 

Pouch Popsicles

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You know all of those great squeezable baby food pouches that are all the rage these days? Well, they also make great popsicles! Pick up a popsicle mold and simply choose your favorite flavor or combine flavors for new tastes, freeze, and enjoy! And another bonus benefit of using baby food pouches to make popsicles is that it's very easy for little hands to help you in the kitchen too--your baby will love helping you squeeze out the pouches right into the popsicle molds. Now if there was only a way we could get the toddler to help fold laundry...

Puree Popsicles

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Go two-for-one by mixing up some baby food in your food processor for your baby to enjoy for meals, and then freeze the extra as popsicles. Choose a combination of fruits and vegetables to keep things sweet but still nutritious. Think outside of the box with flavors like avocado and pears or spinach and strawberry. 

Banana Chocolate Fudgesicles

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The easiest baby food on the market has to be, hands-down, bananas. I swear, bananas are like nature's way of making a parent's job just a little easier. You can freeze them outright for teething toddlers to nosh on, or blend your bananas for an easy baby food. And of course, mixing your banana baby food puree with some cocoa powder and canned coconut milk will give you the most delightful fudge popsicle ever. 

Mango Popsicles

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Turning to our trusty friend the banana once again, this time we'll be using a few peeled and chopped bananas mixed with pureed mango baby food pouches or canned baby food for a creamy popsicle treat. Simply mix a can or pouch of mango baby food with 1-2 bananas and a can of coconut milk, freeze, and devour.  

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