This is my favourite time of year…
I’ve always loved the heat of Summer but this year it’s shaping up to be a real scorcher! In an effort to keep cool, I’ve been making these yummy Summer Fruit Pops and they’re so easy and delicious I thought I’d share the recipe here so you guys can enjoy them at home too!
These icy cold treats are perfect to make with the kids, And despite having originally made them for the little ones, as soon as the freezer opens the big kids (read: adults) will come running too!
Summer Fruit Pops
- Mango (two cheeks) sliced
- Rasberries (a handful)
- Blueberries (a handful)
- Strawberries topped and sliced (half a punnet)
- A Banana (medium sized – sliced)
- Fresh orange juice (or any other juice of choice)
You’ll also need:
- Ice-block moulds OR
- Plastic cups and Paddle pop sticks
Now comes the really hard part: (I’m joking, you could totally make these bad-boys with your eyes closed)
- Divide the fruit up evenly amongst the ice-block moulds leaving a little space at top of each one to add your liquid (this helps the fruit bind together and freeze).
- Pour your juice into each mould until the fruit is covered and any gaps have been filled (careful not to overfill).
- Add the ice block handles to the mould, or if you’re using plastic cups slide your paddle pop sticks into the centre of each cup before adding the juice.
- Pop your beautifully made ice-blocks into the freezer and leave to set (takes approximately two hours depending on the size of ice-block).
And just like that, you’re done! These ice-blocks are so easy to make and are so versatile: You can add any fruit that you like and the combinations are endless! I’m a big fan of the banana and mango, but pineapple would also be divine! I made 6 ice-blocks with this mixture, but you can just add more/less fruit depending on your moulds.
I got my moulds from IKEA for a whopping $2.99