5 Frozen Treats for Babies and Toddlers

Sweet summertime is here and it's time to find ways to stay cool and beat the heat. This is so important for babies and toddlers who are effected much more by high temperatures and can't cool down as easily. All of these recipes are fantastic for babies and toddlers, and good luck keeping them away from everyone else. 

1. Baby Popsicles (delicious for anyone)

You may want to give your kids popsicles but want to avoid the sugary ones in the grocery store. These are super easy to make and an easy way to get in a few servings of fruit!

What You Need: 
- Blueberries
- Apples
- Big T NYC Organic Kid's Tea
- Popsicle Mold
- 2 plastic bags


Steep the tea in 2 cups of water. Steam and purée the apples and place in a quart sized plastic bag. Purée the blueberries and mix together with tea. Put this mixture in the second plastic bag. Cut off a small corner of each bag. Fill each mold 1/3 of the way full with the blueberry mixture.  Take your apple purée and fill the molds to the 2/3rds mark and top it off with the rest of your blueberry mixture. Freeze and enjoy. 


2. Frozen Yogurt Melts

These are one of our favorites and an excellent substitute to store bought yogurt melts. 

What You Need: 
- 16oz. - 32oz. Whole Milk Plain Yogurt (no extra sugar) - we use Dannon 
- Fruit of Choice - Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Apples
- Baking Sheet
- Wax Paper
- Quart Sized Plastic Bag


Cover baking sheet with waxed paper. Purée fruit of choice and place in plastic bag. Mix in yogurt, close bag and shake. Cut small corner off of bag and pipe small dots onto waxed paper. Place in freezer. Once frozen, remove dots and place in an airtight plastic bag or container. Store in freezer. 

3. Frozen Yogurt Bites

What You Need: 
- 16oz. - 32oz. Whole Milk Plain Yogurt (no extra sugar)
- Fruit of Choice - Strawberries, Blueberries, Kiwi, Pineapple, Apples
- Silicone Mold - Any Shape or an Ice Cube Tray


Blend/Purée fruit of choice and place in bowl. Stir in yogurt. Spoon mixture into silicone mold or ice cube tray. Freeze. Once frozen, remove from tray and store in air tight freezer bag or container.

Toddler tip: Instead of blending the fruit, cut into bite sized pieces and place one piece in each mold after filling each space 2/3rds full. 

4. Banana Ice Cream - For Babies or Banana Pops - For Toddlers


What You Need: 
- 3-4 Bananas
- Berry of choice - Strawberry, blueberry, raspberry
- Popsicle sticks
- Baking Sheet
- Waxed Paper


Banana Ice Cream for Babies: Peel bananas and cut into 3-4 pieces. Place in freezer bag and freeze. Remove from freezer and place in food processor. Blend until texture is smooth. Enjoy. 

Banana Pops for Toddlers: Cut bananas in half and remove peel. Place popsicle stick in the end of each banana. Lay bananas on baking sheet covered in wax paper. Purée berry of choice in a blender and place in a plastic bag. Cut off small corner and drizzle the puréed berries over the bananas. Freeze. Once frozen, place bananas in airtight plastic bag or container to store. 

5. Frozen Whole Fruit Pops - For Toddlers


This recipe avoids the need for a blender which means less dishes! The frozen fruit to chew is refreshing and makes more a beautiful pop. 

What You Need: 
- Your child's favorite fruit - kiwi, banana, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple. 
- Big T NYC Kid's Organic Tea,  Coconut Water or orange juice
- Popsicle mold 


If using Big T, steep the tea in water first. Cut up fruit into bite sized pieces and place into molds. Ask your little one to help. Once the tea is steeped, or if you are using other liquids, fill each mold to the top and close the mold. Freeze and enjoy!