Ice lollies are perfect to help little ones cool off on a hot summers day but most shop bought varieties are loaded with sugar. Making your own is quick and easy, all you need is a lolly mould along with a few basic ingredients.
Here are three healthier recipes you can try out, why not get the kids involved in making them too….
Orange and Carrot
The beauty of this recipe is that you are not juicing the fruit, so all the goodness and important fibre is still contained within the ice lolly. You can add a squeeze of honey if you wish but I don’t think it’s needed.
- 3 medium carrots (peeled and chopped into slices)
- 3 oranges (peeled)
- 1/2 a lemon (juiced)
- Place all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. Loosen with a splash of water if you think it needs it.
- Pour into moulds and freeze for 4 hours.
- Depending on the size of your ice lollies this makes 6 – 8 servings
You’ll find these a bit like Mini Milk but without all the added sugar.
- 200 g strawberries
- 150 g Greek yoghurt
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Loosen with milk if you think it needs it.
- Pour into moulds and freeze for 4 hours minimum
- Makes 6 – 8 depending on the size of your ice lollies
- Whatever selection of fruit takes your fancy, but I find slices of strawberry and kiwi work well along with raspberries and blueberries.
- Coconut water or sparkling water
- Fill your lolly holders with the fruit, use the blueberries and raspberries to plug any gaps.
- Top with coconut water or if this isn’t to your taste you can use sparkling water
- Freeze for 4 hours
Each of these makes a lovely cooling, guilt free treat that can also double as an afternoon snack! Let me know if you try them out. Enjoy x