My 2 year old grandson, Jett, has a whole list of allergies. He’s allergic to dairy, eggs, peanuts, peas, and the list goes on. His allergies keep him from enjoying many treats and we feel bad when we’re having dessert, specially ice cream which he can’t have. That’s why we are constantly looking for allergy free treats and snacks to make for him. When allergies are involved we find that homemade meals and snacks are the safest way to go, we know exactly what the ingredients are and how the food was prepared.
One of the snacks we like to make are these Fruit Filled Ice Pops. They’re not only dairy and allergy free, they’re healthy, yummy, and pretty too! They are so easy to make with fresh fruit and coconut water.
I used fresh strawberries and blackberries, but you can use pretty much any kind of fresh fruit you like. These pops are best made in the rectangular molds, the fruits tend to get stuck in star shaped molds making it difficult to remove from the molds.
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Fruit Filled Ice Pops
1. Cut up fruit so pieces will fit in mold. Loosely fill the molds with the fruit. Do not pack fruit in, there must be spaces for the liquid to fill in order for the pops to form.[spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
2. Pour coconut water into the molds. Fill to the top. Fruit pieces may float. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
3. Insert sticks in the center of each mold. You may have to work it in between fruit pieces. Freeze for at least 6 hours. [spacer height=”20px” id=”2″]
4. Remove from molds and enjoy.
To remove from mold run hot water on all sides of the mold, including the bottom. Pops should slip right out.
I wrap each pop in clear plastic treat bags I get from Walmart and store them in the freezer in ziplock freezer bags.