We're going through a bit of an icy-pole making obsession around these parts! Since I don't have icy-pole moulds I've come up with my own DIY method.
Basically I just blend up a combination of fruit, juice, yoghurt and/or milk. I've also made some yummy ones with coconut milk (great for visitors with dairy intolerance!) Here are some of the combinations I've made so far…
- Coconut and pineapple
- Watermelon, yoghurt and lime (Minty calls this one a 'Flamingo Fling'!)
- Peach and yoghurt (with a splash of maple syrup)
- Berry, banana and yoghurt
- Orange and raspberry
The mix then gets poured into plastic cups, freeze for about 45mins then add a popsicle stick (you can get big packs at the $2 shop) and freeze for about 6 hours. To get them out just run the cup under the hot tap for a couple of seconds. I then pop them into zip lock bags for storing in the freezer. I wash out the bags and cups and reuse them to minimise waste. This means I can make icy-poles in bulk and have lots of flavours on hand for hot days and after school snacks!