Fabulously Fruity homemade ice lollies
Whilst many shop bought ice lollies are increasingly free from artificial colourings these days, they are still packed full of sugar, and some will contain artificial sweeteners. Their nutritional value will be negligible and when your kids demand them every day in the heat, they are costly.
So here are some ideas for making your own ice lollies – they are packed with real fruit (and therefore fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants), natural sweeteners and healthy yoghurt.
Lolly moulds are very easy to get hold of – Amazon.co.uk have a huge selection and Ikea, Matalan and Lakeland all sell them.
Ideas for quick and easy lollies:
- Blend soft fruit (strawberries, raspberries, kiwi, blueberries, blackberries, banana) with a little fruit juice or plain bio yoghurt, and simply pour into your lolly moulds
- To make rocket lollies, blend a number of fruits, and add one layer at a time to the mould, freezing the mould each time you add another blended fruit.
- Freeze fromage frais in the moulds
- Freeze freshly squeezed orange juice
- Freeze blended watermelon
- Freeze good quality strawberry yogurt mixed with chopped up strawberries
And if you have a little more time..
Fabulous Forest Fruit and Apple Lollies
Peel core and dice 2 eating apples. Put in a pan with 4 tablespoons of water and cook for 4 minutes
Add 450g of fresh or frozen berries and cook for a further 3 minutes
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in 2 tablespoons of honey (for children over 1 years old).
Taste to test sweetness Puree the mixture and pour into your moulds.
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