We go back to Spain in a few weeks and when we went there when Miss Belle was 9 months old, we used ice cube trays and lolly pop sticks to make her some weaning friendly ice lollies. Since Little Man is now weaning I have a lolly mould tray, which has only been used once for frozen pear puree. So, I decided to make some ice lollies to see if he liked them, in anticipation for making them on holiday again! Like his sister, he enjoyed them. This ice lolly recipe for babies and toddlers is so easy. If you have older children they can easily help too. My three year old helped to make these and we will be exploring more flavours when these are all eaten.
Banana and peanut butter ice lolly recipe
1 ripe banana
1 tablespoon peanut butter
100ml full fat milk
You will need an ice lolly mould, or at the very least an ice cube tray and some lolly pop sticks
Mash the banana either with a fork or hand held blender. Add in the milk and peanut butter and whisk. It will be lumpy but this is ok! If you want it completely smooth you could use a blender, but for such a small quantity I couldn’t be bothered!
For these I used Whole Earth Crunchy Peanut Butter as that’s all I had, but smooth would be just as good, if not better. I also have some delicious Meridian Cocoa and Peanut butter which I will use next time, for a slightly more indulgent treat.
Fill your ice lolly moulds and freeze! I remembered I had some larger ice lolly moulds which I filled for Miss Belle too. In total I made six lollies.
Just a note…
Make sure your baby has tried peanut butter before you give them this, in case of any allergy. I tested both my babies with peanut butter on a morning when I knew I could get them to a doctor or hospital pronto if needed. Thankfully that wasn’t necessary!
Little Man tried one for his pudding today after lunch and it was a success. Great to encourage self feeding. Just make sure you have a floor mat or similar to catch any mess, as they do melt and babies tend to play with anything new and unfamiliar!
Other flavour ideas that would work well:
Strawberry and banana
Melon and Kiwi
Strawberry and Kiwi
Have a play around, there are lots of combinations that would work well.
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