Is the summer heat driving you and your little ones crazy yet? There are lots of ways to escape the heat with your little ones. You can take up residence in a pool or wander the aisles if a store just for their air conditioning. You can load up your kiddos and head to the library, run in the sprinkler, and eat cold food. Kids usually love summer’s variety of frozen treats without question. In reality, those treats are often loaded up with tons of, well, junk. Heaps of sugar, colors, preservatives and added flavors.
So what is a heat crazy parent to do? Make your own treats of course. In my house, we love to make crunchy banana pops, and it is always a hit. When you make your own treats you get to control the ingredients, and you have the opportunity to get your little ones involved in the kitchen! So, what other treats could you make? How about these simple and very toddler- or baby-friendly 2-ingredient frozen mango pops?
Yep, you read that right. Two ingredients is all you need. No added sugar, colors or fake flavors. Just fruit!
Supplies Needed to Make Homemade Frozen Mango Pops
A blender or food processor of some sort.
If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use small 2 or 3 oz. paper cups and popsicle sticks. It’s that simple.
To make your frozen mango pops, simply peel and cut two mangos into cubes and put the chunks into the blender. Squeeze the juice of one lime into the blender and puree the mango. Take a small taste to see if you would like to add a bit more lime juice to the mixture. Once you’re happy with the flavor of your mango puree, pour it into your popsicle molds – or your small paper cups. If you are using paper cups, place a popsicle stick into the middle of each cup. Place the filled mold or cups into the freezer until the mango pops are frozen through, and then enjoy them!
What other flavors would you make into a simple frozen pop?