FRUIT ICE LOLLIES

'Healthy Treats' made with 100% Fruit
 

Red, green and orange ice lollies

Red, Gentle Shade & Sandwich ice lollies

Ice lollies made by 7 year olds Traffic Light, Splatter & Splodge ice lollies

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As you can see I love making ice lollies with fruit and thought you'd like to share some of these simple yet effective ideas. I hope you enjoy making and eating the home made ice lollies as much as we do!

Making ice lollies with 100% fruit is easy. All you need is a small hand blender, some ice lolly moulds, ripe fruit and a freezer. If you haven't got a blender use a fork to mash the fruit instead. Ice lolly moulds usually start appearing in large supermarkets late spring or early summer.
                                                                                                                                                     

  

 Ice lolly recipes 

Banana and pineapple ice lollies                                                                   


2 very ripe bananas
1 small tin of pineapple (220g)
and juice (optional)
 

Prepare the fruit and blend the bananas,  pineapple and juice together. Pour into the ice lolly moulds and freeze immediately.

Makes about 6 lollies
(60 ml / 2 fl oz moulds)

Never use frozen fruit for these recipes!

Banana & Pineapple ice lolly

This is the recipe I use most often as the ice lollies are very quick and easy to make. 

Tip
Let the children know that the ice lollies won't be ready until the next day so they are prepared to be patient for the ice lollies to be frozen. If the ice lollies are made early morning they could be ready by tea-time depending on the size of the lollies or your freezer.

 

When making ice lollies make sure the fruit you use is ripe so that you get maximum flavour and sweetness. This is important because none of the fruit recipes have any added sugar in them. A little forward planning may be needed as not all fruit is completely ripe when you buy it. The best taste and colours are achieved by timing the ripeness of your fruit correctly. Unripe fruit can spoil an otherwise tasty ice lolly.
 

Orange and Red ice lollies

Hide & Seek and Dapple ice lollies

Orange and Red ice lollies

Hide & Seek and Dapple ice lollies

 

Orange Ice lollies (left)

1 ripe mango
2 pineapple rings from a tin (more if you prefer)

Makes about 4 ice lollies (60 ml / 2 fl oz moulds)
 
1.  Peel and de-stone the mango.
2. Chop the two pineapple rings into smaller pieces.
3. Blend the pineapple and mango together.
4. Fill the ice lolly moulds with the puree and freeze.

Red Ice lollies (right)

Blend the mango and pineapple, as above but add some washed and hulled strawberries to get a different flavour and colour.  Add more strawberries for a darker red.

Tip

Some of the pineapple juice can be added to make the puree go a little further!

 

Hide and seek ice lollies (left)

Use the same fruit as in the previous recipe (mango, pineapple and strawberries). Reserve some small chopped up pieces of fruit. Blend the fruit into a puree. Mix the small pieces  of  fruit with the puree and freeze.

Dapple ice lollies (right)

Chop the fruit (mango, pineapple and strawberry)  into small pieces and mash them up with a fork. Put the mashed up fruit into the ice lolly moulds and freeze.

Tip
If you are not keen on mango then  use a very ripe banana instead.

Releasing the ice lolly
To remove an ice lolly from its mould, once frozen, the individual mould needs to be held in a container filled with warm water or under a running tap until the ice lolly can be released. Enjoy!

Fruit Ice Lolly Recipe Booklet
 

I've produced a simple booklet (using professional printers) which demonstrates fruit can be used in a fun and creative way. By following some of the tips in the 'Fun Ice Lolly section',  ice lollies can  made more appealing to children, the young at heart and may encourage some reluctant fruit eaters to eat more fruit. 

The booklet includes;

  • 48 different fruit combinations
  • 10 Fun Ice Lollies:
    Gentle Shade, Tandem, Sandwich, Stripy, Splodge, Splatter, Dapple , Hide and Seek, Guess which colour and Traffic Light
  • Coloured photographs of the Fun Ice Lollies
  • How to make 2 or 3 colours using 1 fruit recipe
  • Easy instructions
  • Suggestions for using purees in different ways

The  innner pages of the A5 recipe booklet have been printed on gloss art 150gsm paper and the cover on 250gsm gloss art card. The outer cover has been laminated. 

The top of the 'homepage' and 'photo page' show some of the ice lollies in the booklet.
 

The ice lollies made with 100% fruit are very popular with our own children as well as with their friends.  I've been making different ice lollies and purees for over 8 years now and our children still enjoy them as so many different flavours, colours and patterns can be made.
 

Background
I am no nutrition or  cookery expert, but I am an enthusiastic Mum and qualified nursery nurse with many years experience of working with children in school, nurseries and in private homes as a nanny. I put the booklet together so that others could share these simple ideas for making home made fruit ice lollies.

Please note
The address of the purchaser will not be passed on to a third party.

If you have any questions or  if a booklet has not arrived   then please   and I will get back to you as soon as possible.  Please keep in mind that computers do occasionally play up (I'm no expert) or I might be away. Thank you.

 

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The booklet makes a great little birthday or Christmas gift for parents of young children or health conscious people.

 

Ice lollies  on  top of the home page (left to right)
Red, green & orange ice lollies
Red, Gentle Shade & Sandwich ice lollies
Ice lollies made by 7 year olds
Traffic light, Splatter & Splodge ice lollies
what others say
fruit ice lolly recipe booklet
ice lolly and fruit puree photos
top of homepage


                                                       

Recipes


banana and pineapple ice lollies      dapple ice lollies     hide and seek ice lollies     orange ice lollies    red ice lollies
 

For another  fruit ice lolly recipe  see Amanda's *tip on the page 'what others say'

 


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