Recipe of the Month: Hannah’s Sunshine Ice Lollies

What’s better than a fruity ice lolly to cool you down on a hot summer’s day? There’s something about that sweet citrus taste that just brings out the inner child in us all. As delicious as they are, they can sometimes be full of sugars and additives – and it’s totally unnecessary! I have a great alternative for you to try, a homemade version with lots of good, nutritious ingredients. It’s super simple to do, making it a great activity to keep the kids entertained in the holidays. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 months, so this healthy and refreshing treat will be a hit all summer long…

There are so many flavour combinations you can try! Some of my personal favourites are…

  • Mango slices and orange juice
  • Orange segments and carrot juice
  • Strawberries and yoghurt
  • Pomegranate seeds and limeade
  • Raspberries and apple juice
  • Lime wedges and lemonade

 
For BBQs and garden parties you could even add your favourite tipple (slightly less healthy, and certainly not one for the kids!).

 

Time:
10 minutes to prepare
Allow minimum of 4 hours freezing time
 
Ingredients: (Serves 4)
250g of fruit (Great examples are strawberries, mango, raspberries, oranges or pomegranates)
100ml of base liquid (Water, juice or yoghurt)
1 teaspoon of honey
 
Method:

  1. Put the fruit, base liquid and honey into a blender or food processor, and whizz it up until it’s lovely and smooth
  2. Taste, and add a little more honey if needed
  3. Once you’re happy with the mixture then fill the 4 ice lolly moulds with it
  4. Pop a lolly stick part way into each mould
  5. Put the mixture filled moulds into the freezer for at least 4 hours, or until solid
  6. Pop the lollies out of the moulds and enjoy!

 
See you soon,
Hannah