ROWDY'S MANGOES N CREAM
A simple recipe put together with Rowdys sense of imagination and taste, and these taste just like the Weis mango and cream ice bars I once loved! but a lot healthier version hehe. The kids and I will often throw random things into the blender and freeze it into the ice block molds and this one is Rowdy's best 'Ice Blockies' yet! We do make a lot of them because the kids love to eat them on a summer morning in the sun or to have in the shower or the bath for dessert at night (this works well cause there is no cleaning up all the drips haha).
Really fun and quick to make using only 4 ingredients or 3 if you don't want to use honey or maple syrup.
serving board by TheWylde
A fresh batch straight out of the freezer ready to thaw out in the early morning sun for a few minutes before pulling them out! You can find the molds in kitchen stores, eBay or online stores just search 'ice block molds' in google'
- 2 fresh ripe mangos or approx 2 cups frozen mango
- 1 cup Plant-based milk such as almond, coconut or oat
- 3/4 cup Coconut yogurt (my fave is Nakula) and if you live in Australia it is available at nearly all coles and Woolworths
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbs Sweetener of choice such as honey, maple, agave, rice syrup, stevia (this is optional and not necessary, they tastes great without it!)
- Ice block molds (search 'ice block molds' in google to find ones you like)
- De-skin & pip mangoes and place all the flesh in a blender along the rest of the ingredients.
- Blend until smooth
- Pour mixture into the ice block molds and gentle giggle and shake to bring air bubbles to the surface
- Freeze overnight
- In the morning take the mold out of the freezer and you can either thaw it out for a few minutes until they slide out or you can run the outside of the mold under lukewarm water to help loosen the frozen ice blocks.
When they are all pulled out, store the ice blocks in a container or bag in the freezer so they are ready to grab.
*This will make approx 10 ice blocks.
Polly's sunflower suit is by TwoTykes, swing is by Swingz n Thingz
Remember to include your kids in your everyday activities be it washing, cleaning, cooking, gardening, shopping, yoga, reading...don't just bring them along, make them feel like they are a part of it like you need them there to help you. Encourage them to learn with tasks, to do lists, everyday chores and reward their efforts with more love and praise! Just putting this recipe together created many opportunities for learning! he used his imagination and own intuition to come up with the flavors that work well together from his experience with healthy food, he practiced his writing, alphabet letters, phonics (letter sounds), and words by writing the ingredients list and recipe step by step instructions (with my help of course), he learns measurements like a quarters and halves by using measuring cups and spoons as well as hand control and concentration by doing it himself with my guidance. He also learns patience by having to wait overnight for the Ice blocks to freeze before eating them. The rewards for his efforts was photographing them himself and enjoying them in the morning sun with Polly and me which he loved so much!
If you make this recipe please let me know by mentioning me @lonijane in your Instagram stories or tagging me in a post or simply sending me a message, even better if I can see your kids love and enjoy these too, makes my heart so happy!