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Now I know it’s not really been the weather for ice lollies (until this week!). For some reason, my son loves an ice lolly even in winter. To me, it’s just bizarre but Ted loves an ice lolly at any time of the year.
Occasionally, we will buy ice lollies from the supermarket but I prefer to make ice lollies for Ted. That way I know exactly what is going into them. Ted and I found this idea in a children’s cookery book we bought from a charity shop. The book suggested using lemonade and fruit. As I’m trying to keep my son’s sugar levels to a minimum, I thought about what other ingredients I could use to help make the lollies fizzy.
My husband bought sparkling water for a cordial he wanted to drink. Therefore I thought the fizzy water with apple juice would be a good idea. So Ted and I tested my theory and we were not disappointed. Ted loved them and he has been asking to eat one every day since we made them. My experiment was a success and we decided to share this recipe with you.
Makes 8 ice lollies
- Measuring jug
- Ice lolly moulds
- Sparkling water x 300mls
- Apple juice x 300mls
- Fruit of your choice x enough to fill part of the moulds
- Pour the sparkling water and apple juice into the jug.
- 300mls is how much our moulds will hold – it might be a guessing game with your moulds.
- Now put the pieces of fruit into the bottom of the moulds.
- Make sure to leave enough room for the sparkling water and apple juice.
- Next pour the sparkling water and apple juice into the moulds.
- Put the lolly sticks in and place in the freezer overnight.
- When set, run the lolly under a warm tap until it’s easy to pull the lolly from the mould.
- Finally serve to a small child and watch them enjoy the lolly.
Fizzy and Fruity Ice Lollies were another huge hit in this house. We used frozen fruits we buy in our local supermarket. It’s already cut and the fruit is so much cheaper than buying it from the fresh section. Obviously, we had to get the fruit into the moulds before it defrosted but we did it. Ted enjoyed eating these ice lollies but he also loved helping to make them too. It’s a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen. Plus there is no cooking, so no excuses for not trying. However you decide to eat the scrummy ice lollies, as always, enjoy.
Do you have children and do they eat ice lollies in the middle of winter? What kind of ice lolly is their favourite? Let me know in the comments below and please don’t forget to like and follow me. Thank you. xxx