Journal: 17 January 2017
Sticking to our new year’s resolutions, to make time for and enjoy the simpler moments in life, we decided to make a batch of ice lollies.
We’ve long used ‘ice cream’ as a way of discreetly getting our fussy eater to consume a range of fruits and vegetables (without his knowledge). And, at the weekend, we made three flavours, ‘strawberry and coconut’ (not pictured) ‘banana & peanut butter’ and ‘G&T’ – for the adults! Ice lollies have come a long way from the sugary calippo!
What’s great with these recipes, you really can’t go wrong
I found the below recipes via Pinterest, but in true creative fashion, substituted and adapted where we didn’t have what was needed.
One for the adult’s
Feel free to adapt the below recipe to taste/preference:
– 100ml lime juice (we used freshly squeezed)
– 50g caster sugar (entirely your preference)
– 600ml tonic water
– 100ml we used Adnams Copper House Dry Gin
– 50ml water
– We also added a few sprigs of mint leaves
– Mix and pour into moulds
– Freeze and enjoy.
Blend 3 bananas with 3 table spoons of peanut butter (we used Whole Earth).
Add a small cup of coconut milk to thin the mixture.
Place in moulds and freeze for roughly 4 hours.
Melt chocolate of preference in a saucepan.
Take out lollies and dip into melted chocolate.
Roll the chocolate/lolly in crushed almonds and enjoy immediately or pop back in the freezer so they harden/set (allow 10 minutes).
What’s great with the above recipes, is you really can’t go wrong, they’re easy to make and you know exactly what you’re ingesting/enjoying.
We’re looking forward to getting more creative with our recipes for Stanley, as well as further experimenting with flavours for the grown ups!