How to make ice lollies
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The kids will love helping you make these amazing, low-calorie homemade ice-lollies – and you’ll all be impressed with the results.
Ingredients (serves 6 pieces)
- 1 fresh mango
- 200ml orange juice (unsweetened or freshly squeezed)
- 1 banana
- 2 tbsp runny honey
Peel and roughly chop the mango.
Blend it with all the other ingredients into a smooth puree.
Pour the puree into ice cream moulds or rinsed-out yoghurt pots.
Insert the ice-lolly sticks. Hold them in place with clothes pegs by clipping the stick and propping up the peg against the edge of the glass.
Freeze for a few hours until fully set.
Gently slide them out of their moulds, dipping briefly in warm water if you need to loosen them first. Enjoy!
TIP If you want to freeze the lollies in glass tumblers, make sure the glass is strong enough to hold the liquid as it expands when it freezes. Don’t fill the glass to the top, to allow room for this expansion, and when they’re ready to eat, gently warm the sides of the glass before sliding the lolly out.
Lolly recipe twists
• Try using 2 bananas, 300g strawberries, 8 fresh mint leaves, 100ml water and a sweetener (like Canderel) to taste.
• Small children won’t finish a huge lolly so try a tray of ice cube treats. Mix a jug of diluted orange squash, then pour into an ice cube tray. Carefully place little lolly sticks (or cocktail sticks, if you’re careful) diagonally in each one. They’ll freeze in just a couple of hours.
If you want to try homemade ice cream, it couldn’t be simpler – just try our Easy-peasy homemade ice cream recipe.