Frozen pineapple on a stick makes a perfect summer treat for everyone. These easy popsicles are my go-to-snack for classroom parties for a couple reasons. First and foremost, it keeps me off the naughty “parent” list because they have zero artificial coloring, zero high fructose corn syrup and are typically allergen free. Second, the teachers love it because they never drip keeping things clean- well, almost clean. Third, they are easy to make and my children can help with the preparation process!
- 1 pineapple
- Wooden craft sticks
- Remove the outer skin of the pineapple.
- Cut flesh into long 1-2 inch thick sticks.
- Holding firmly with one hand, insert the stick into the pineapple slices.
- Layer a cookie sheet with wax paper and lay each stick on the cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Cover with wax paper and freeze for 3 hours.
- Remove and store in a freezer safe container.
Frozen Pineapple on a Stick is good for:
- teaching taste by offering variety in pineapple. Instead of room temperature or chilled chunks, the pineapple is frozen offering a new sensory experience for the child.
- includes children in the kitchen with food preparation. Most children will be able to put the fruit on the stick creating another opportunity to food introduction without the expectation to eat it.
- teething- my son and daughter loved this treat for teething. No, don’t worry it did not break off into chunks creating a choking hazard. Could it happen- of course, children can choke on a teaspoon of water. In fact, this treat turns into a creamy texture within 5-10 minutes of sitting out into room temperature causing it to melt into your mouth.
- weight loss for mom- do you really need another reason to make this treats?
- cooling off this summer.