This simple but gorgeous and fruity ice lolly recipe from Dr Pippa Gibson is perfect for toddlers and young children on warm, sunny days. And with the sun finally making an appearance, I thought this would be the perfect time to share it with you!
Many on the shelf ice lollies aimed at young children have added sugars, but homemade ones can be really yummy as well as nutritious and easy to make. The longest part is waiting for them to set but, if you prep these Pineapple, Lime & Coconut Ice Lollies the night before, they’ll be ready and waiting for you the next day!
Pineapple is a great flavour for little ones to explore and is full of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Limes will add that fantastic zing and are a fab source of vitamin c. I love the use of coconut milk in this recipe – not only does it add a great creamy flavour but makes this recipe vegan friendly and dairy-free. Ensure you opt for an unsweetened, fortified coconut milk alternative for those extra nutrients.
I would recommend this ice lolly for slightly older toddlers who are able to handle the size. But, if you do wish to give this to younger babies, there are some smaller mini lolly moulds that might work and can be soothing for teething babies. As long as you have a powerful blender you should be able to get the consistency so there are no hard lumps, and you’ll just find there are little, tiny pieces of fibre like a smoothie. These are easy to bite through if you have a biter!
This recipe makes 6 100ml lollies and with 3 ingredients and 3 steps, you can’t get much simpler than that!
- 300g fresh or frozen pineapple
- 2 limes, zest and juice
- 250ml coconut milk alternative (fortified)
- Blend all the ingredients together
- Pour into ice lolly moulds
- Freeze for 8 hours
Keep an eye out for another ice lolly recipe I have coming for you this summer, as well as this Pineapple, Lime & Coconut Ice Lollies Recipe. Also, please do take a look at my blog for on-the-go food ideas and tips for eating out and about with a baby or toddler.