It can be very tempting to offer your baby a little ice cream on a hot day – after all, it would be so lovely and cool… and it can’t be THAT bad for him, right?
Unfortunately, though, regular ice cream is NOT an ideal food for your baby’s first year.
It’s often loaded with sugar, artificial flavours, artificial colours and unhealthy fats – and whilst fats may not be too much of an issue at this stage of your child’s development, the taste preferences you encourage now may stay with your baby throughout life.
That’s why it’s SO important to introduce him to the healthiest options at this early stage.
So how about if we told you there’s an ice cream for baby that…
Sound too good to be true?
Well, here it is… a mouth-watering, fruity ice cream that’s not only SAFE for your baby, but GOOD for him too!
Containing all the benefits of healthy avocado, this luscious blend is sweetened by banana, has a wonderful hint of coconut and pops with flavour from the strawberries. All of our children – tots to teens – LOVE it!
2 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into chunks
1/2 Hass avocado, pitted and cut into chunks
5 large ripe strawberries, hulled and halved
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/3 cup (around 3 fl oz) unsweetened coconut milk
2 tsp coconut oil
Hass avocado is creamy and ideal for making healthy ice cream, but you can use the larger, Florida variety if you wish – just bear in mind that it will be a little less creamy.
If you haven’t yet introduced your baby to strawberries, please read this page first. If you are worried your baby may react to strawberries, you can use less allergenic blueberries instead.
And if your baby has never had coconut before, check out this article which reveals just how good it is for him and this post on our blog which describes the many benefits of nutritious coconut oil.
Preparation couldn’t be easier!
Our ice cream was at the ideal serving consistency after 6 hours.
Whilst you can, of course, keep your ice cream in the freezer for longer than this (up to one month), we find it hardens considerably after the first 24 hours or so.
It still tastes great, but we tend to take ours out of the freezer 10 minutes before serving to soften it up a bit!
Sugar free and totally delicious!
Cool baby on a hot day or soothe sore gums!
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