Pine-Mango Ice Blocks

6 Feb

There was lots of counting and 1:1 correspondence going on while we made these ice blocks. Thomas loves counting. He often initiates counting activities when we are playing. He counted the pieces of pineapple as he put them into the blender.

Thomas is currently looking to take a bit more responsibility in the kitchen so I have been helping him use a blunt knife to cut up fruit. He is enjoying this new (developing) independence.

Thomas LOVES lemonade so I thought these ice blocks would go down well.


  • 1/2 (750g) pineapple, peeled, cored, chopped
  • 1 large mango, peeled, chopped
  • 2 cups lemonade (if I made this again I would do 1 cup lemonade, 1 cup sparkling mineral water to reduce sugar content…)


  1. Place pineapple and mango in a food processor or blender. Blend or process until smooth. Remove to a jug. Add lemonade. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour mixture into moulds. Insert paddle pop sticks or secure with lids. Freeze until set.
  3. Remove ice-blocks from moulds. Serve.This recipe made approximately 9 half cup ice blocks. They were delicious.I am enjoying making ice blocks at the moment. It’s a great way to get a bit of extra fruit in children’s diets whilst having a bit of fun in summer!

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