Thursday, 8 May 2008

Duckeys Popsical Treats!

Now lets admit this now we all love ice lollies also known as popsicles! My grandma used to inundate me with them when I was a child, they were awesome in the summer on a hot summer day, when the ice cream van was around that was the sound of summer.

I remember the sound well, on our estate the kids would run back to their houses to ask for 50p to buy an ice cream then rush back out again to catch the van, leaving those who’s parents said no very disappointed!

While shopping at Sainsbury’s the other day I notice some ice lolly mould so I thought, hey the weathers getting better lets start summer!

My version of ice lollies are really healthy, instead of using sugary fruit juices I use fruit and yogurt, much like a smoothie I guess but frozen!

RECIPE: Cool summerlicious fruit and yogurt ice lollies, perfect for a ray of sunny weather!

To make around 8 servings you will need:

For Orange and Mango

4 large rip mangoes, peeled, pitted and roughly chopped
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

For Strawberry and Banana

2 large bananas
10 strawberries
(8-oz) Fat free Greek yogurt

For Frozen Fruit and Yogurt

(8-oz) Fat free of vanilla yogurt
(12-oz) bag frozen mixed berries
2 tablespoons honey

For Sparkling Elderflower

2 cups sparkling water
1/3 cup elderflower juice

For Melon and Blueberry
1 melon
1 pack of blueberries
(8-oz) Fat free of vanilla yogurt

For Strawberry and Kiwi

6 Strawberries
2 Kiwis
1 spoonful natural yogurt


1. To make any of the above recipes mix fruit n a blender, whizz until smooth, if you want some frozen chunks leave fruit aside to add in the mixture before pouring into moulds.

2. Stir in the orange juice, apple juice or yogurt then pour into the popsicle molds.

3. Press on the lids and transfer to the freezer overnight.

Let me know what you think of these dazzling recipes! You can always add your own if you come up with your own share them in the comment box below!

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