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Enjoy healthy, home-made ice lollies this summer. Here’s how you can make them

From berry lollies to tamarind popsicles, we share the recipes of the best ice lollies for you to try this summer.

more lifestyle Updated: Mar 10, 2017 12:35 IST
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.
Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than a home-made ice lolly.(flatlaysquad/Instagram)

Beat the heat this summer with healthy, refreshing ice lollies. They taste best when made at home with love.

Smriti Advani, a writer for UrbanClap, shares wonderful recipes you can try with your family on swelteringly hot days.

Berry ice lolly

If you’re able to catch the tail end of the strawberry season, hang on to them for these super easy popsicle. Simply combine chopped strawberries with frozen berries like red currants, blueberries or blackberries with a dash of lemon juice and honey as per your desired sweetness. Freeze in an ice lolly mould and sit back to relish these berry-berry good treats!

Avocado cocoa lolly

Coconut Fudgesicles! Made these the other day, SOOO GOOD! Had some cocowhip left over so I just added a couple Tbsp of cocoa powder and popped it into our popsicle moulds. So creamy and easy to make with just 3 ingredients! 👊🏽 Just whip one can of coconut cream with electric beaters (used Trader Joes canned coconut cream. If yours has a lot of separated liquid, scoop out cream into bowl and discard liquid). Add a few Tbsp of sweetener of choice to desired sweetness (we used coconut palm sugar) and beat until its fluffy. Add 2-3 Tbsp of cocoa powder. Pour into moulds, freeze and enjoy!!! 💗 www.mindful-morsels.com @mindfulmorsels #mindfulmorsels #wfpb #plantbased #vegan #glutenfree #glutenfreevegan #veganfoodlovers #veganfoodshare #vegansofvancouver #cleaneating #cleaneats #veganeats #veganfoodlovers #letscookvegan #healthyfood #veganfoodspot #vegansofig #dairyfree #alivemagazine #naturesfare #pnw #yvr #cocowhip #coconut #cocoa #coconutwhippedcream #popsicle #popsicles #foodshare

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Skip the high fat cream and substitute it with the creamy goodness of avocado. Blend avocado with coconut milk and some cocoa powder and a few spoons of condensed milk. Leave to set in the freezer in an ice lolly mould. Once done, dip the frozen pops in a small bowl of melted chocolate and gulp them down as fast as you can.

Tamarind tease

There’s nothing quite like an Indian summer without the tangy sweet taste of fresh tamarind. Which is why this ice lolly recipe brings back memories of summer holidays. Boil about a dozen fresh tamarind pods with some sugar and water for about 20 minutes. Once cooled, puree the tamarind mixture and strain through a sieve, extracting as much of the tamarind water as you can.

Mango almond ice lolly

Never have I ever been so grateful for a freezer full of pops as I am right now! With both of our kids feeling under the weather about the only thing they want to eat right now are fresh juice pops. Kash is all about the Apple Basil Green Juice Pops, Eliza loves the Tropical Carrot Cooler Pops, and I am greedily hoarding the pops that have both juices for myself. 💚💛💚 These pops and the juices are super easy to make with the help of my trusty @vitamix Ascent Series A3300 blender. Just watch the video we shared yesterday if you don’t believe me, it’s just one post back! 👉🏻 All you gotta do is blend, pour, freeze, and indulge. Clickable recipe link in profile or go to http://thismessisours.com/recipes/easy-fresh-juice-pops/

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Mango pulp, almond milk and a wee bit of honey or stevia is all you need for these summery delights. Blend together but make sure you keep a few chunks of mango whole to add a nice texture to the ice lollies once frozen.

Peanut butter jelly ice lolly

Who doesn’t love a great PBJ sandwich? Now what if you could have it in the form of an ice lolly? Combine half a cup of peanut butter with some vanilla extract, a cup of yogurt and some maple syrup or honey (to taste). Create a layered effect by filling the ice lolly mould partially with the peanut butter mixture and freezing for an hour.

Create a puree of strawberries or raspberries and add it on top of the frozen peanut butter mix. Freeze again for an hour and then add a final layer of peanut butter again. Let it all freeze overnight and when serving drizzle some honey on the base and coat with a few crushed almonds or sesame seeds.

Fresh fruit frenzy

All you need is your favourite fruit and juice to make these delicious ice lolly. Combine chunks of fresh fruit like watermelon, kiwi, strawberry with berries and plop them into the ice lolly moulds. Fill up the leftover space with fresh fruit juice of your choice and freeze till solid.

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