Summertime PB&J

I love spending time with my grandson Easson and last week we worked together in the kitchen to make PB&J Ice Pops. 
Getting ready to cook with Gramum

All ready for the freezer!!
 It is amazing how helpful a 3 year old can be when it comes to making food they like.  After washing his hands, he got the popsicle molds ready, helped measure the fruit and then put the sticks in the popsicle molds.  
 For him the hardest part was waiting for the mixture to freeze.

Fruit measured and ready for pureeing
I really like the recipe for PB&J Ice Pops because it uses really healthy ingredients for children and can help you get in a serving for fruit without really trying.
Here’s the recipe we used.
2 cups summer berries, we used a combination of blueberries and raspberries
2/3 cup 2% evaporated milk
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter

All ready for the molds

In a blender or food processor puree the fruit till smooth.  Strain through a sieve into a bowl.  Return to blender or food processor.  Add milk and peanut butter and blend till smooth.  Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds.  Freeze till firm, about 3 hours which is a long time for a little boy. This recipe made 8 servings.

When we teach children food skills we are teaching them life skills.  Cooking skills are a gift I want to give all my grandchildren and making popsicles with Easson is lesson one.

Just waiting for Gramum to put them in the freezer.

The PB&J recipe was adapted for Ice Ice Baby, Canadian Living August 2012 .
Margaret Ann R.D.


  1. These sound like such a great idea! And how fun to get to see little Easson!


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