A pop a day keeps boredom away!

Today’s post should be subtitled “Baby’s First Ice Pop!” I’ve been eying the baby’s jars of puree ever since he started solids, wondering if they’d work in the Zoku. If so, it seems like a perfect trick — give the kid some nutrition in a nice, cold form that will soothe sore gums and make him stop lunging for my ice pop every chance he gets. Now that the boy is almost 8 months old, I figure he’s ready to try some frozen puree (eaten under my watchful eye, of course). So:

My first two kids got mostly homemade baby food. This kid's lucky I'm at least buying the organic jars.

I thinned the puree out with a tiny splash of water, out of an abundance of caution. I don’t really think I needed to — Stage 2 purees are still very thin — but I’m too lazy to risk having to thaw and clean the Zoku.

Guess what the baby's having for breakfast tomorrow!

Of course, I haven’t tasted this pop (though, of course, I will before I hand it to the baby). But it froze well and pulled out of the machine easily. If this works, then I see many, many popsicles in my son’s future.

On another note, I’m pretty sure this is my 100th ice pop (I lost count somewhat over Spring Break)!  As milestones go, it’s a pretty small one, but to me it’s worth celebrating.  I’m glad I’ve gotten this far, though to be honest I can’t wait for summer and its fresh produce arrive to make some lighter, fruitier, in-season pops.

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