02 Jun How to Make Smoothie Ice Pops
One of the best things about smoothies is that they make delicious smoothie ice pops with almost zero effort.
Just blend and instead of drinking, pour the concoction into ice pop molds and freeze until solid. This method works with virtually any smoothie, and is a guaranteed hit with kids.
Smoothie ice pops are also a boon for teething babies. I like to use small pop molds like these from Nuby, which fit perfectly into chubby little baby and toddler hands. Just remember, if you’re blending for baby skip the honey for sure and avoid most other added sweeteners (such as juice or maple syrup).
Can’t-Miss Cantaloupe is one of my favorite recipes from Smoothie-licious. Pale orange and refreshing, this smoothie isn’t super thick, but it has a lovely fresh cantaloupe taste. Use green grapes for the prettiest color. To make ice pops, simply pour the smoothie into molds and freeze for a few hours. Paper cups and Popsicle sticks will also do the trick if you don’t have molds.
Can’t-Miss Cantaloupe Smoothies
Makes 2 Smoothies
¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
2½ cups cubed cantaloupe
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
½ cup frozen grapes
- Add all of the ingredients to the blender, starting with the almond milk.
- Cover and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds. Drink asap or freeze in ice pop molds until solid.
Find this recipe and 74 more delicious smoothies and whole food juices in Smoothie-licious.
Excerpted from Smoothie-Licious, © 2015 by Jenna Helwig. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved. Photo by Lauren Volo.