Popsicle love for babies and toddlers – vanilla tofu ice pops

Everyone deserves a yummy homemade organic ice pop once in a while, even babies and toddlers. Luckily, there are some simple organic popsicle recipes you can make for your youngest family members.

Tips for the best baby and young toddler ice pops

  • Always go organic!
  • Make ice pops with the same homemade puree you use for baby food. For example, blend up a carrot, add a dash of cinnamon and freeze. Baby purees make excellent ice pops.
  • As with any food item, try one at a time before mixing flavors. For example, serve a whole blueberry ice pop, before mixing berry types so you can watch for allergies.
  • Freeze breast milk or organic formula into an ice pop – you can even add in a little blended organic fruit.
Now, want to try a super awesome vanilla tofu ice pop recipe? Keep reading…
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vanilla tofu ice pops

You’ll need the following:

  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • A pinch of grated nutmeg
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • 1/3 cup organic heavy cream
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk – organic if available (you could also switch in breast milk or organic milk)
  • 1/2 cup organic silken tofu

*NOTE: The original recipe contained 4 tablespoons of honey. If your baby is over the age of one-year, go ahead and use honey, but babies under a year cannot have honey, it’s dangerous for little bellies.

To make these baby-friendly ice pops:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Let the bowl sit for five minutes to infuse the flavors.
  • Pour mixture into blender and puree until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into reusable non-toxic ice pop molds.
  • Freeze and watch your baby enjoy.

I got this recipe from one of my favorite green family cookbooks, Ice Pop Joy. Read my Ice Pop Joy review and pick up the book to see many more amazing ice pop recipes. Also see 50 amazing homemade popsicle recipes.

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  1. says

    I had not thought about healthy popsicles for babies and toddlers- such a fantastic idea! I love the thought of organic and healthy treats for them that feel fun. And this recipe for a vanilla tofu pop sounds delicious. Maybe I’ll make one for myself! Haha! And also, thank you for enlightening me about the safe/appropriate popsicle mold size for children. I had definitely not thought of that either. Have you noticed any ingredients that your children have really disliked in your experimentation with flavors?

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