Let’s be honest, we’re not exactly used to hot, sunny weather here in the UK. But when it does arrive we certainly know how to make the most of it. Firing up the barbecue, filling the paddling pool and packing the freezer full of icy sweet treats – it doesn’t get better than this. Just don’t forget to wear suncream.
Healthy Ice Lolly Recipes
To make ice lollies you’ll need a mould and some wooden sticks but you should be able to find these in your local supermarket or online. Alternatively you could try using small yoghurt pots.
Strawberries and Cream Ice Lolly
A British classic, you just can’t beat strawberries and cream – but you can make them more fun to eat. Blend together 50ml milk and a couple of handfuls of strawberries and finish off with a few squidges of honey. Add to the moulds and freeze overnight.
Top Tip: Chop up some of the leftover strawberries and add them to the moulds, the chunks of fresh fruit will make for a tasty surprise.
Avocado Ice Lolly
Hear us out Mudder. We know this sounds strange but avocados are super healthy and deliciously creamy, what’s not to like? Simply blend together a ripe avocado and 200 ml of plain yoghurt. Add lime juice and honey to taste, add to moulds and freeze.
Mango and Chilli Ice Lolly
If the temperature is rising why not get a little tropical? You’ll need around 300g of mango flesh, some lime juice and a small red chilli (or powder if you’d prefer). Blend the mango until completely smooth and stir in the finely chopped chilli and lime juice to taste. Pour, freeze and enjoy.
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