Combining passion fruit and coconut makes a delicious tropical homemade ice pole recipe. They’re sugar and dairy free, so they make a great healthy and refreshing treat for the whole family.
Prep time: 10 minutes + minimum of 4 hours freezing time
makes: 8 – 10 Freeze n Squeeze ice poles
best for: kids over 1 year
1 ½cups of passion fruit pulp (you can use fresh, frozen or tinned passion fruit)
1 ½cups of fresh plain coconut water
¼ teaspoon of lime or lemon zest
2 tablespoons of lime or lemon juice
Use the blender function on your steamer blender, and blend all the ingredients until smooth;
If you are concerned about the passion fruit seeds, pour the mixture through a sieve to strain out the seeds (optional);
Portion into ice poles using the handy collapsible funnel that comes with your reusable Freeze n Squeeze ice pole pouches. Dont forget to leave a space for the mixture to expand whilst freezing;
Place in freezer for a minimum of 4 hours.
Coconut water can be used as a healthy alternative to fruit juice or sugary drinks, and is a rich source of potassium and vitamin C. Passion fruit has a significant number of antioxidants, which enhance the body’s immune system. It also has a high content of vitamins A and C plus many health benefits, but due to it’s acidity passion fruit is not suitable for babies under 12 months.
Babies are recommended to start on solids around 6 months and not before 4 months. Make sure your baby is showing signs they are ready for solids and that you introduce one food at a time initially, after that you are welcome to mix other fruits or veggies with this recipe!
To find out more about starting your baby out on solids safely read our articles here.
This is a Puree for Baby recipe to make bulk servings based on a 1 x full jug of our baby food maker, alter the quantity to suit your serving needs.
This process is detailed using our baby food processor and re-usable food pouches, you can of course alter to your preferred method for steaming/blending and storing (note: make sure you steam rather than boil to retain the nutrients!)
Step by step process:
1. Pour all the ingredients into the jug.
2. If you are concerned about the passion fruit seeds, pour the mixture through a sieve to strain out the seeds (optional);
3. Select the blender function on your Steamer Blender, and blend all the ingredients until smooth;
4. Portion into ice poles using the handy collapsible funnel that comes with your reusable Freeze n Squeeze ice pole pouches. Don’t forget to leave a space for the mixture to expand whilst freezing;
5. Place in freezer for a minimum of 4 hours.
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