Now that the weather's heating up, we're starting to make cold foods and treats for Avery. What's a better introduction to summer than popsicles?!  They are so easy and quick and can be made of fruit puree with a little juice added for variety, yogurt and fruit puree or just fruit juice.  The sky's the limit in terms of flavors!  For Avery's first popsicles, we decided to go with strawberry puree and apple juice (3 cups of strawberries and 1/8 cup of apple juice). We'll probably add a few squirts of lemon juice next time to perk up the flavors.  We used heart-shaped ice cube molds from IKEA to make our popsicles, a steal at $1.99 each.  They are a good serving size for a baby.


IKEA sells other shapes: fish, stars and flowers.


Let's see how Avery liked her heartsicles.


A few last notes.  Here are some nifty popsicle molds on sale at Land of Nod.  Or, create popsicles in 7 minutes with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (wow).  And an ice pop compendium for you adventurous ones out there.

Does anyone have any favorite popsicle recipes to share?