Popsicles are our favorite summer snacks for kids. Every summer we make them in different flavors, sometimes hydrating ones with lemon, mint or watermelon and other times creamy popsicles made with yogurt, thick cream or coconut milk.
Popsicles are so easy to make and a big hit with toddlers and older kids alike. Whenever I have leftover smoothies or yogurt, I turn them into a popsicle treat.
Today I will be sharing how to make homemade mango popsicles for toddlers. This popsicle recipe has two layers. The top layer is sweetened Greek yogurt and the bottom layer is made using Alphonso mangoes.
This real fruit mango popsicle will be loved even by the pickiest eater. We always have kids asking for more of these mango pops. They can never stop at one.
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HOW TO MAKE MANGO POPSICLES FOR TODDLERS AND KIDS
When designing this recipe, I kept in mind the satiation factor. When snacks are balanced, including protein + fats + fiber we are assured satiety. To add more protein and fats to a regular mango popsicle I added some greek yogurt and almonds.
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Homemade Mango Popsicles For Toddlers And Kids
- Yogurt layer
- 1/3 cup greek yogurt
- 1 tsp honey
- Mango layer
- 3 mangoes chopped
- 10-12 almonds soaked
- 1 tsp honey
- water as needed
- In a mixing bowl mix the honey and greek yogurt.
- Add 1-2 spoonfuls of the greek yogurt to the popsicle moulds. Freeze for 30 minutes.
- In a mixer make a mango pulp with mango, almonds, honey and a little water. Keep consistency thick, don’t add a lot of water.
- After 30 minutes, remove the moulds and add the mango layer.
- Freeze for 6-8 hours.
- To remove from moulds, keep moulds under running tap water for 2 mins each side, then loosen and pull to remove.
Not only are popsicles great as a snack for toddlers, you can also make these to relieve the pain when your child is teething. Cold foods help numb some of the pain and a healthy popsicle like this also provides much needed nutrition when appetite is low due to teething.
Read here to learn more about teething foods you can offer when your child won’t eat.
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I hope your child enjoys this mango popsicle recipe as much as mine does. If you try make sure to comment below and tell me how they like it?
Until next time!