These homemade healthy toddler popsicles are easy to make with a hidden creamy veggie and sweetened with fruits! They are delicious and chocolatey, and fun for the whole family!
My daughter is almost 2 and it’s been a lot of fun (and sometimes stressful) thinking of ways to incorporate veggies into her diet. Now that the weather is warm, why not do it with a healthy chocolate popsicle recipe like this one? Not only is it very simple to make, she loves it and it’s packed with nutrients. Plus – it’s low in sugar (sweetened with fruits only!) and she’ll never guess that these toddler ice pops are made with a hidden veggie.
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- Healthy Homemade Popsicles for Toddlers
- Directions: How to Make Healthy Popsicles for Kids and Toddlers
- Printable Recipe
Healthy Homemade Popsicles for Toddlers
These homemade toddler popsicles are chocolatey, creamy, and so delicious. I always end up having one myself with my daughter because they are that good, even for adults. The creaminess comes from an avocado, and they are sweetened with dried dates and a banana. Add some cocoa powder and milk, and you have the best healthy homemade popsicles for toddlers, kids AND adults!
Ingredients in These Homemade Toddler Popsicles
The ingredients for this healthy chocolate popsicle recipe are actually so simple! You just need 5 simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen:
- Pitted medjool dates
- Ripe banana
- Ripe avocado
- Milk of your choice
- Cocoa powder or cacao powder
Directions: How to Make Healthy Popsicles for Kids and Toddlers
Ready to make the best healthy homemade popsicles for kids and toddlers? Here are the simple and easy directions:
- First – soak medjool dates in hot water for 5 minutes to soften them, then drain.
- Blend everything together: Add medjool dates, banana, avocado, milk, and cocoa powder in a blender, and blend until creamy. This is when you can taste test and another soaked date to make it sweeter. If you feel that the mixture is too thick, you can also add more milk to thin out the texture.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours. When you are ready to eat, simply pop them out of the mold and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions About These Toddler Ice Pops
There are so many toddler popsicle molds out there and any of them should work! I used this one, and I love how cute the molds are with different animal shapes AND the popsicles remove so cleanly and easily.
You can still make these in ice cube trays! The popsicles will be much smaller but they’ll still work. Just pour into an ice cube tray and stick a popsicle stick into each square before freezing.
I recommend thicker milk like coconut milk, cashew milk, or grass fed whole milk. The consistency will be much creamier and kids need lots of healthy fats for healthy development! You can even try with breastmilk or formula.
Of course! Feel free to experiment with different types of fruits so your child can explore different flavors.
Children can start enjoying these homemade popsicles at 6 months, around when they start solids. I would first give the baby each ingredient individually for a few days to make sure he or she isn’t allergic to any of them. You can even use formula or breastmilk as the milk of your choice when making these!
Other resources on babies and toddlers…
- How to Start Solids at 6 Months: Our Experience
- Healthy Homemade Baby Puffs (Gluten Free, Dairy Free) – 6+ Months
- Non Toxic Baby Products For The Nursery and Registry
Healthy Toddler Popsicles (Hidden Veggie, Sweetened with Fruit)
- 2 pitted medjool dates or more to taste
- 1 banana ripe
- 1 avocado ripe
- 1/2 cup milk of your choice plus more if needed
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder or cacao powder
- Mini Popsicle Mold I used this one
- Soak medjool dates in hot water for 5 minutes until they soften up, then drain.
- Add medjool dates, banana, avocado, milk, and cocoa powder in a blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add another soaked date if you want it sweeter. If the mixture is too thick to pour, you can add more milk until it reaches the desired consistency.
- Pour into a mini popsicle mold. If you don't have a mold, you can pour into an ice cube tray and stick a popsicle stick into each square.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours. When ready to eat, pop them out of the mold and enjoy!
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