Recipe of the Month – July

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Ice lollies are one of my all-time favorite summer treats and making your own is a brilliant way to use up fruit and juices that may otherwise go to waste.  It is an activity that can be fun for kids to take part in and a fab way to get more fruit into your day to day diet too.

Equipment

  • Ice lolly molds.  You can buy these from many supermarkets now, Asda and Tesco both stock them instore, Amazon has many different ones available too.  I bought mine from my local Lidl store.
  • Blender or liquidizer.
  • Fork, spoon.
  • Measuring jug.
  • Freezer.

Ingredients

  • Soft fruits such as peaches, nectarines, berries, melon, mango, kiwi, banana…
  • Alternatively, you could use frozen smoothie mix.
  • Fruit juice such as orange or apple, or lemonade.

Method

  • Work out the capacity of the molds by filling with water and then emptying into a measuring jug.  Mine hold around 250mls of liquid.
  • Clean and prepare the fruit, or if using frozen smoothie mix, remove from the freezer for around 20 mins to soften before using.
  • You can choose to either use the fruits in small chunks or blend with a little bit of juice or lemonade.
  • If using chunks of fruit, add to the molds and fill with your choice of liquid before placing the sticks into the mold.
  • If using liquidized fruits, carefully spoon the mixture into the molds and place the sticks in.
  • Place in the freezer for a few hours to solidify.
  • When removing, it may be easier to run the molds under a hot tap to ease the lollies out.
  • Sit back and enjoy your cooling creations.

In the picture, above, I used raspberries and lemonade for the clear lollies, and frozen smoothie mix and orange juice for the orange lolly.

Ideas to try…

  • Milkshakes.
  • Mint, strawberry, and lemonade.
  • Kiwi and pineapple chunks.
  • Grape and melon with apple juice.
  • Mashed banana and milk.
  • Tropical fruit smoothie and apple juice.

What sort of lollies would you make?  let me know in the comments!!!

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6 thoughts on “Recipe of the Month – July

  1. YUM!

    It won’t get more fruit into your diet or be healthy, but last year I made pudding pops with the toddler I was nannying lol. He had hand/foot/mouth disease and we couldn’t go anywhere and he gave it to me (in adults it’s usually just a slight fever and a sore throat) so we both had sore throats so it was a great choice. Frozen chocolate pudding! YUM

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