Tis the Season to eat lots of Ice Cream!
We are now officially in SUMMERTIME and the weather here in the UK has been so good the past few weeks. Our favourite treat to have on these warm days is Ice Cream and when I stumbled across these amazing Ice Lolly Moulds in Sainsbury’s it was a great excuse to empty out our freezer draw full of shop bought ice creams, and make some delicious healthy ones – and boy are they easy to make!
All you need is yoghurt, milk, fresh or frozen fruits, some honey to add a little sweetness, and we added a handful of sprinkles into our lollies for our rainbow colours, but this is completely optional. A smoothie maker is essential for fully blended smooth ice lollies (see notes), but you could simply mash up bananas, raspberries or strawberries by hand with a fork before adding them into the other ingredients before freezing.
After a hot day at the beach these lollies went down a treat!
I experimented with a few different ingredients, using just raspberries in our first batch, but added banana into our second batch which my two little ones preferred – so we have shared this Recipe with you guys today. We also added 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste into our ice lollies as we just love vanilla here at Sweet Enchanted and it adds such a lovely flavour to everything sweet, however this is also completely optional.
Ready to eat in a few hours of chilling in the freezer, or you can even make them the night before ready for your next busy day.
The perfect after School treat we say!
Happy Ice Lolly Making 🙂
- 1 Banana
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen or Fresh Raspberries
- 1 Tbls Honey
- 1/2 Cup Yoghurt
- 1/4 Cup of Milk
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla bean paste or extract (optional)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Ice Lolly Moulds x 4
- Blender or Smoothie Maker (optional)
- Add all of your ingredients into a blender/smoothie maker - you can simply use a fork to mash up your fruits by hand before mixing up with the remaining ingredients in a bowl - if you are mashing up frozen fruits allow them to defrost so they are soft ready to mash.
- If you are adding sprinkles or any other additions add these last and fold into the mix.
- Pour into your lolly moulds up to the line or 1/2 cm before the top.
- Add you lolly stick tops and place in the freezer, on a flat level surface.
- Freeze up to 3 hours or overnight.
- Run your lolly moulds under a hot tap for 60 seconds to help remove your lollies the mould.
- *This Recipe is courtesy of Sweet Enchanted - please credit if duplicating or sharing.
♥ We used Sainsbury’s Home Summer Solstice Ice Lolly Moulds to make our lollies in – be sure to check out their amazing range of Summer BBQ and Picnic products in stores now.
♥ We used rainbow sprinkles from Mamy Sugarcraft for the speckled sprinkle rainbow affect, however you could use either pieces of chopped fruit or go to your nearest Waitrose store – they have the BEST selection of cake toppers and sprinkles (from neon rocks to stars and confetti) and reasonably priced too!
♥ We made our ice lollies in our Breville VBL062 Active Personal Blender which I also use every day in my kitchen, for smoothies, juices, sauces and chopping – its a must have item at home and so easy to use and clean.