Healthy Fruit Snacks for Kids

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These natural fruit flavoured ice lollies are a simple way of encouraging children to develop healthy eating habits and enjoy the unsweetened taste of food. The homemade ice lollies are very easy to make, are made with 100% fruit and have no sugar or other ingredients added to them. They can be used as a treat, snack or dessert.

The colourful ice lollies are great for kids. They can be made in advance and made to look even more appealing by ‘adding a little magic’ to entice them. The recipes on this website are unique in the way some fruit recipes are used to create different patterned ice lollies from one recipe.

A bit of 'Magic' for the kids

There are 2 different ways you can make ice lollies
1. Quick and Easy - for everyone

2. Add a little Magic - for the kids

Using the Mango, Pineapple and Strawberries ice lolly recipe as an example
chosen fruit for ice lollies prepared fruit ready for ice lollies
1. QUICK AND EASY  = Red ice lollies
How to make ice lollies the Quick and Easy way


  • Wash and prepare the fruit
  • Blend the fruit into a puree
  • Pour into the ice lolly moulds
  • Freeze
  • Release ice lollies once frozen
  • Enjoy!

The plain coloured ice lollies all have a minimum
of two different fruits blended together.

Mango, pineapple and strawbery fruit ice lollies
 2. ICE LOLLY MAGIC = Many different ice lollies
A little magic has been added to the Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry fruit ice lollies below, by following a few simple tips.
Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry ice lollies

    Photo showing orange Hide and Seek ice lollies   Photo showing Gentle Shade ice lollies   Photo showing Fruit ice lollies with stripes
Above - left to right, Tropical Hide & Seek Ice Lollies, Gentle Shade Ice Lollies & Ice lollies with Stripes
 photo of Splatter fruit ice lollies  Tandem fruit ice lollies  photo of red Hide and Seek ice lollies 
Above - left to right, Splatter ice lollies, Tandem Ice Lollies, Red Hide & Seek ice lollies
How to make ice lollies with a bit of magic
  • Wash and prepare fruit
  • Take a little bit more time
  • Have some fun
  • Following some simple tips
  • You can offer children a choice by making different ice lollies, in one batch, using the same fruit recipe
  • Contrasting colours, flavours and textures give a more interesting ice lolly experience
These are just a few examples of ice lollies that you can make using the mango, pineapple and strawberries fruit ice lolly recipe. Once you've learned all the tips and techniques you can start to create your own patterned ice lollies and apply them to other fruit ice lolly recipes too. To get you started the  Hide & Seek ice lollies or the Dapple ice lollies, which are made using a fork, are very easy ice lollies to make.
Traffic light, Splatter and Splodge ice lollies
The Mango, Pineapple and Strawberries ice lolly recipe was used to create the red and orange for the ice lollies on the right. An additional recipe was used for the green colour. The ice lollies have 3 flavours and use a total of 5 different fruits. photo showing traffic light ice lollies, splatter and splodge ice lollies
Blending the 5 different fruits used in the above ice lollies, wouldn't have made a very tasty ice lolly but by using different patterns it is an easy way to slip some extra fruit into your child's diet in a fun and creative way.
Birthdays and Special Occasions
The Fun ice lollies are great for birthday parties. They are easy to make in advance and then be ready to eat in minutes.

Many different coloured ice lollies can be made using the Quick and Easy method and you can have fun making up different names for the fruit lollies to make them more appealing. Grasshopper, Caterpillar, Cricket or Speckled Frog make a green ice lolly sound more interesting than a Kiwi or Green fruit lolly.


If you would like to learn how to make different ice lollies, with one fruit recipe, then the Mango, Pineapple and Strawberry Fruit ice lolly recipes will get you off to a good start. If the children don't like mango then use a very ripe banana instead. The photos for the Fun ice lollies in the Recipe booklet were made using banana, pineapple and strawberries.
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Healthy Ice Lollies

The fruit ice lollies can be used as a sugar swap (Change4Life campaign) and can count towards one of your 5 A Day as no sugar is added to the ice lollies, they are made with 100% fruit and have a minimum of two different fruits are used in each ice lolly recipe. They can be used as healthier snack, treat or dessert.


Ice lolly recipes 

When making your own homemade ice lollies make sure the fruit you use is ripe for optimum colour, 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.
Photo showing fresh fruit

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.
photo of fruit ice lollies made with pineapple and banana

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

Let your 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 ice lollies or your freezer.

Never use frozen fruit for these recipes! Makes about 6 lollies
(60 ml / 2 fl oz moulds)

Ice lolly recipes using Mango, Pineapple and Strawberries

Tropical Ice Lollies

 Dapple fruit ice lollies

photo of tropical flavour fruit ice lollies

photo of Dapple fruit ice lollies

Tropical flavour ice lollies (above) Mango Dapple ice lollies  (above)
1 ripe mango
2 pineapple rings from a tin (more if you prefer)
Chop the Mango, Pineapple and Strawberries into small pieces and mash them up with a fork. Put the mashed up fruit into the ice lolly moulds and freeze.
Makes about 4 ice lollies (60 ml / 2 fl oz moulds) Hide & Seek fruit ice lollies (tropical flavour)


Wash, peel and de-stone the mango. Chop the two pineapple rings into smaller pieces. Blend the pineapple and mango together. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.

Set aside some of the mango, pineapple and strawberries and chop up into small pieces. Make the fruit puree for the tropical flavour ice lollies.  Mix the chopped up fruit with the mango and pineapple puree. Pour into ice lolly moulds and freeze.
Red fruit ice lollies - Quick and Easy

1 ripe mango
2 pineapple rings from a tin (more if you prefer)
6 medium strawberries (more for a deeper red)

Banana Dapple ice lollies

For a different flavour use a very ripe banana instead of a mango. The Dapple ice lolly look attractive when frozen and it's an easy way to make the fruit lollies look more appealing to the kids.
Blend washed and prepared mango, pineapple and washed and hulled strawberries. Add more strawberries for a darker red. Pour into the ice lolly mould and freeze. 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!

These are just a few examples of ice lollies that can be made with one recipe. Tips and examples from the ice lolly recipe booklet will enable you to have some fun and start creating your own patterned ice lollies with different fruit combinations. The Fun ice lollies in the Fruit Ice Lolly Recipe Booklet were made with banana, pineapple and strawberries.


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 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 14 years now and our children, now teenagers, still enjoy them as so many different flavours, colours and patterns can be made.

photo of recipe booklet on how to make ice lollies with 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
  • No need to freeze in stages with the patterned fruit lollies
  • Making different ice lollies using 1 fruit recipe
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