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Homemade ice lollies - please share your recipe ideas!

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user1464887935 Sun 05-Jun-16 16:13:35

Please can you share your ideas for recipes? I'm trying to avoid sugar or glucose syrup or even just fruit juice. Whole fruit is great as I'll whizz it up and keep some of the fibre (or at least more than there'd be if it were just juice). So far my lo's are loving coconut milk and mango. All ideas appreciated. Thank you smile

GlitteryFluff Sun 05-Jun-16 16:17:07

Bumping for you as interested in replies X

fluffikins Sun 05-Jun-16 16:29:30

I've been whizzing up bananas and 1 extra fruit as I've always got v ripe bananas that need using. So far banana and strawberry have been a hit as have banana and blueberry.

whatever1234 Sun 05-Jun-16 16:39:27

I make

Fresh strawberry and low fat natural yogurt

Blueberries, granola and low fat yogurt or Greek yougurt (honey can be added but that's optional)

Smoothie ones basically what ever your favourite smoothie is but fozen

Melon traffic lights (i do watermelon and honey due but I suppose other would work) basicall just puree the melon and freeze and repeat

Fruit ones which are super easy basically slice any fruit you like (skies the limit) add berries if you want, and put sliced fruit in moulds and add what ever you want coconut water, diluted fruit juice, even plain water freeze and let the kids enjoy getting to the fruit!

For Older kids I do banana and peanut butter which is always first to go, you can do them with any nut butter

For the adults pimms and mojito such blue berry are very popular in the summer too.

Hope that helps.

fluffikins Sun 05-Jun-16 16:52:30

Oh peanut butter is a fab idea. I've been stressing how to give my dd more fats as she has cmpa but she's not keen on peanut butter spread on things but loves a lolly so definitely worth a shot!

user1464887935 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:07:04

Thank you fluffikins and whatever1234! All sound great! For the peanut butter lollies, do you add anything else? Or just banana and nut butter? Thanks also for the mojito suggestion....... grin

whatever1234 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:07:58

Fluffikins does she like bananas?

Peal chop and freeze a banana

In a blender almond milk and peanut butter (i takes about 3tsb before you can really taste it so start out with a bit and she might not even know it's there) throw in frozen banana pieces and blend - it will be thick like a milkshake and cold too, my kids to love this one . Might be worth a try.

whatever1234 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:10:31

The peanut butter ones you can thin down a little with water or milk I play it by ear as it depends on the thickness of the peanut butter and who soft the bananas are.

Also have you tried veg lollies - they can be a fun way of introducing veg.

user1464887935 Sun 05-Jun-16 17:29:26

whatever1234 Thank you!!!! And thank you GlitteryFluff for the bump x

msrisotto Sun 05-Jun-16 17:32:48

I like the look of all of these

bombayflambe Sun 05-Jun-16 17:33:52

mashed banana, whipped cream, dab of honey.

Any pureed fruit as pp have said.

ice cream is easier: freeze in chunks then puree any/a mix of mango, banana, melon (more of a sorbet), strawberries, mixed berries. serve in a cone.

faintlyoptimistic Sun 05-Jun-16 17:39:19

Yoghurt makes a good base too - mix in fruit, lemon curd or even peanut butter!

Coconut milk is a great idea - can't believe i never thought to try that.

fluffikins Sun 05-Jun-16 17:54:24

I bet coconut yogurt would be good

faintlyoptimistic Sun 05-Jun-16 18:41:56

Missed your link above msrisotto - they all sound and look delicious!

Velodromedary Sun 05-Jun-16 19:02:33

Half a banana, peeled & wrapped in cling film makes an amazing banana ice cream just by itself! Also micro sorbets aka frozen grapes, not so good for children though.

user1464887935 Mon 06-Jun-16 00:00:54

Marvellous!!! Thanks so much for the fab suggestions. Looking forward to giving these a whirl. I am really grateful. Thanks everyone!

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