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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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…
- 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!!!