Cantaloupe Lemon Popsicles
Want a fun way to serve cantaloupe to your baby on a hot day? Then try these Cantaloupe Popsicles! Made with only 4 ingredients; these popsicles will be a fun (if not a little messy) way for your baby to explore this popular fruit!
- Contain potassium, an important electrolyte for maintaining fluid balance, muscle contractions and normal heartbeat.
- High in vitamin C, which supports the immune system and helps with iron absorption.
- Cantaloupe is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is necessary for healthy eyes and skin.
- High water content helps keep your baby hydrated and relieves constipation.
Cantaloupe Lemon Popsicles for Baby
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 5 hours
Servings: 6-8 small popsicles
Age: 9+ months
- 2 cups cantaloupe
- 3/4 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2-3 tbsp agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)
- 1 cup strawberries (Optional)
Place the cantaloupe, yogurt, lemon juice, sweetener (if using), and the strawberries (if using) into a blender and blend on medium-high speed puree the cantaloupe mixture for 1-2 minutes or until the mixture is completely smooth.
- Using your favorite popsicle mold, pour the cantaloupe mixture into the molds until the fill line. Place in the popsicle sticks.
Place the popsicle mold into the freezer and let freeze for at least 5 hours but preferably overnight. Once frozen, take a popsicle out of the freezer and take it out of the mold. Eat and enjoy.
Age: can be served to 6-9+ months depending on when baby can hold the popsicle stick.
Yield: this recipe makes roughly 2 1/2 cups of popsicle mixture. You may need to increase/decrease that amount based on your popsicle mold size.
Notes on Strawberries: feel free to add 1-2 cups of fresh or frozen (and thawed) strawberries to the cantaloupe mixture. I did a batch with half cantaloupe popsicles and half strawberry cantaloupe popsicles for a fun twist.
Sweetness: I recommend omitting the sweetener for babies under 1 year of age. But depending on the sweetness of your fruit and your sweetness preference, I recommend tasting the blended cantaloupe recipe before pouring it into the trays to see if it needs the recommended amount of sweetener listed above.