We're well into summer and I'm so over this month-long major heat wave here in California. I'm running out of indoor activities for my outdoor loving boy and I loathe the thought of spending another afternoon in the backyard watching him play with the hose while he soaks everything (including myself while he's at it). That wouldn't be too bad but it's so hot that the water is a tad bit warm and not so pleasant...so, I've been trying to keep things fun inside as much as possible with art projects, playing cars with mommy and making LEGO houses. But it's not enough!! Kids just love being outside so we needed a solution to keep us cool. That's where Kinderville, which makes reusable silicone food storage and serving ware, has helped out a lot.
Welcome to the little things that have saved my sanity. Little Bites Ice Pop Molds are silicone popsicle molds with a tapered design for easy and clean eating of any homemade frozen treat. They are available as a set of four in bright, fun colors. Just fill with whatever fresh ingredients you'd like, pop the lid on, and put in the freezer! You can squeeze the bottom like a tube of toothpaste to bring the yummy goodness up as you eat it. I typically don't buy store-bought frozen treats (except for natural ice creams), so these are a great solution for our family.
Each mold holds about 3.5 ounces which is equivalent to most of those fruit puree pouches you see on the market today. So, that makes them a perfectly satisfying, portioned treat for little ones (ummm, and me too!). I like that they are dishwasher safe, but I opt to hand wash these since I'm a total perfectionist and I have to get the inside corners myself. The lids fit very snugly which is perfect because I know Buddy won't be able to open it if he's feeling sneaky. :)
Due to the excellent design of these molds, they're also great for creamy pops too! You know, like a frozen yogurt tube? Unfortunately I had no yogurt to mix with my pureed organic peaches, so I opted for a really yummy treat instead. Vanilla ice cream! I just threw it all into my blender, poured it into the molds, put them in the freezer and viola! A delicious frozen treat for a hot day. Practically any fruit combo pureed in a blender will work, and Buddy likes to join in the fun and help me make them. There are so many combinations that the possibilities are endless!
I'm cautious about any material that's not glass when it comes to food storage. However, silicone is on my safe material list if it's not being heated, so I'm not concerned with the safety of these at all. Besides, silicone is much safer that plastic any day in my book, and these molds are BPA-free, pthalate-free, lead-free, and non-leaching. The reusable aspect of these make them a practical addition to any kitchen, and frozen treats in these molds can be enjoyed by the whole family. We're really glad we discovered Kinderville!
Price: Little Bites Ice Pop Molds (set of four) - $17.99
Buy It: Check out Kinder-ville.com to order today!
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