Nothing beats an ice lolly on a warm summer’s day! Making your own is simpler than you think, and frozen treats are also an easy way to get in extra fruit. These yummy and healthy frozen treats to make for kids are bound to be a hit!
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My kids always love ice lollies, they love making them and eating them! Invest in a set of ice lolly or popsicle moulds so you can refill to make new ones regularly. Then you can try different recipes and different combinations. You can use pure fruit with fruit juice or make them with yoghurt for a different texture and flavour.
Most of these recipes are easier made with moulds but if you don’t have one you could improvise and use paper cups and wooden sticks.
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Mango, Lime & Orange Ice Lollies
Makes 6 lollies
- 2 oranges
- 1 lime
- 1 x 275g pack frozen mango chunks
- Squeeze the juice from the oranges and the lime.
- Put the juice and the mango chunks into a food processor and pulse until almost smooth.
- Pour into the lolly moulds and freeze for 6 hours.
Passion Fruit and Yogurt Lollies
These passion fruit and yogurt lollies are tangy and creamy.
- 400ml Greek yogurt
- 2½ tbsp honey
- 5 passion fruit
- Dilute honey in 1 tablespoon hot water.
- Mix the honey and water with the yogurt.
- Scrape out all of the passion fruit pulp and seeds into a jug.
- Add a large spoonful of the yogurt mixture into each lolly mould, then pour a layer of passion fruit over the yogurt. Repeat in layers until the mould is full.
- Add the sticks or mould lids and freeze overnight.
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Summer Fruit Lollies
The great thing about these fruit lollies is you can use whatever you have at hand in the way of summer fruits.
Makes 4 fruit lollies
- 200g Greek yogurt
- 100ml milk
- 2 tbsp clear honey
- 100g of your favourite summer fruits – kiwi, strawberries, cherries or blueberries
- Combine the yogurt, milk and honey in a mixing bowl.
- Finely dice the fruit and stir into the yogurt mix.
- Divide between your moulds or paper cups. Place a handle or stick into each of the lollies.
- Freeze overnight.
- To remove the popsicles, warm the moulds with the heat of your hands for 10-20 seconds until the outside of the popsicles melt a little.
Chocolate Covered Kiwi Lollies
This is a super quick snack using fresh fruit and chocolate.
Makes 12 kiwi lollies
- 6 kiwi fruit
- 100g dark chocolate
- 12 wooden ice lolly sticks
- Peel the kiwis and take two thick slices from each – you can use the leftover kiwi tossed in some yoghurt for breakfast.
- Place a wooden lollipop stick into the side of each of the kiwi fruit rounds. Place these on some greaseproof paper and put them into the freezer until frozen.
- When the kiwi pops are frozen break up the chocolate and place into an oven proof bowl over a pan of boiling water to melt, making sure the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.
- Dip each kiwi pop in the melted chocolate and put straight back into the freezer to harden before serving.
Mango & Mint Frozen Yoghurt
This is a really delicious simple frozen yoghurt to make.
- 2 x 400g packs frozen mango chunks
- 500g Greek yogurt
- 10g fresh mint
- Chop the mint.
- Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Pour the purée into a freezer-proof bowl or tub.
- Freeze for about 80 minutes until semi-hard and serve.
- If it’s been in the freezer for a long time, allow it to thaw for 15 minutes before serving.
With thanks to Aldi for the recipes, check out more great recipes on Aldi.ie
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Have your say! Did you try any of these healthy frozen treats? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!