Frozen lollies

Here’s a quick one for you to try out.

These ice lolly moulds from Nuby are perfect for little hands to hold. Last summer broke temperate records and with a teething one year old it was a nightmare trying to keep him hydrated and happy.

I tried other lolly moulds – but they were quite often far too big and Arlo couldn’t manage to hold them, everything melted and made a huge mess before he was finished because portion sizes were too big.

It just so happens that one Mamia fruit pot from Aldi divides perfectly between the four portions of the Nuby moulds – and because Arlo loved the strawberry flavour I knew it would work and mean that he wouldn’t be left out when all the older cousins were enjoying their treats full of sugar.

They are so tiny they don’t take long to freeze either – an hour tops so it’s minimal prep and keeps them busy for a little while.

If you want to be a bit more adventurous then try adding in your own mixture of ingredients – yoghurt works wonders and I’ve shared one of our favourite flavour combinations in another of my posts. Let me know how it goes in the comments!

Frozen fish teething remedy

These bad boys are lifesavers when you have a teething baby or when it’s unbearably hot outside. Last summer was crazy hot and these frozen fish were in constant supply.

I use the Ikea fish ice cube mould because they’re such a good shape to grip and these are a simple 2/3 ingredient task which you chuck in a bowl and mix.

Ingredients

  • Greek yoghurt
  • Honey ( not before one year old)
  • Fruit

You can make so many different variances with these – go for a flavoured yoghurt instead of Greek, omit the honey and switch the fruit around to experience new flavours.

Simple freeze for a few hours until solid and then pop them out of the moulds and serve – and here’s a “mum hack” – pop them all out at once and store in a ziplock bag in the freezer. You can then make more and have a range of flavours stashed.

These little fish are ice cold and taste delicious. Whenever Arlo is teething he really appreciates something cold and I think he finds it quite soothing.

I picked up a pomegranate from the super 6 deal in Aldi and so this was his first ever taste, I wasn’t sure about the flavour being too bitter but combined with yoghurt it seemed ok. I love that I captured this moment.