One fun thing to do should we have a sudden heatwave is to make lollies. The kids can do the whole thing, you just need to observe the use of the blender stick, smoothie maker or whatever you’re using. There is no need for fancy equipment, just washed out yogurt pots and a spoon for the stick work just fine x
All of these recipies are tried and tested – dairy free and healthy (but don’t tell the kids that!)
Peanut Butter & Banana Ingredients:
½ cup crunchy peanut butter (or any nut butter really)
1 cup soya yogurt
2 ½ cup soya milk (or any dairy alternative)
4 tablespoons honey or a sweet liquid
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 very ripe bananas
Melon & Lime Ingredients:
4 cups diced ripe melon (Honeydew works well)
1/3 cup Alpro lemon and lime yogurt (or whatever flavour you like)
Juice of 3 limes
Zest of 1 lime
1 tablespoon honey or a sweet liquid
1 ½ cups soya milk (or other dairy alternative)
1/3 cup honey or a sweet liquid
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups coconut milk or coconut water
2 cups shredded coconut
Throw it all in a smoothie maker or blender and make lots of whizzy noise.
Once it’s blended to a smooth, runny consistency pour it into a jug, then you need to get it into the ice lolly mould – if you are using a bought version they will have sticks in already so you can fill them as instructed and straight in the freezer. If you are making your own mould (a yogurt pot or plastic cup) you will need to fill them and freezer them for 30mins, then put in the ‘stick’ of your choice and back in the freezer.
Most lollies need at least 6 hours to freeze.
Feel free to add and amend ingredients, exchange flavours, fruits and add in seeds, mint leaves, zests, curry paste…