The hot weather is here...............
How are you spending your time cooling off. For my family it is all about ice poles, but we don't run for the supermarkets to cool us down, we make simple and delicious homemade versions without all the sugar, colorings and flavourings. With just 2 ingredients you can make healthy homemade ice poles in minutes.
Did you know that the standard ice pops contain the following ingredients:
Water, Sugar, Acid: Citric Acid, Fruit and Vegetable Concentrates (Apple, Carrot, Safflower, Hibiscus, Blackcurrant, Lemon), Stabilisers: Cellulose Gum, Glycerol, Flavouring, Preservative: Potassium Sorbate, Sweetener: Acesulfame K
I don't know about you but I don't want to give my 2 year old all of these chemicals and preservatives when making your own versions are so easy.
What do you need:
- 2 cup so frozen cherries, raspberries or tropical mix (pineapple, mango and papaya)
- 1 cup of coconut water or coconut milk if you like your ice poles a bit creamy
Take your desired fruit out of the freezer and add it to your high speed blender. Top it with your liquid and then combine until smooth. If your blender isn't that powerful wait until the frozen fruit defrosts slightly so that it is easier to blend.
Then pour into your ice lolly moulds, store them back in the freezer until ready for a hot summer day to enjoy in the garden with family and friends.