If it is hot where you are, eating cool foods and sipping iced drinks will be high on your agenda. Ice lollies are always a hit – whether bought or made; whether you are young or old. Why not keep it healthy and fun by making these all-fruit ice lollies?
It’s a hectic weekend for many of us so I shan’t keep you with one of my typical rambling posts. I will let the pictures and wee recipe – such as it is – speak for themselves. Enjoy your weekend. K x
All-Fruit Ice Lollies
I don’t wish to be bossy but if you want to keep these as all-fruit you MUST have the ripest sweet fruit. Otherwise add a touch of date syrup, good acacia honey, maple syrup, or even a stock syrup (sugar-water). I’ve added lime juice and a little kaffir lime leaf to the pineapple puree, but pure and simple is our favourite.
Special equipment: Ice lolly moulds or small suitable cups (such as small paper ice cream cups) and wooden lolly sticks (available at WH Smith or hobby stores)
½ medium ripe pineapple, trimmed, cored and large dice
¼ tsp finely whizzed kaffir lime leaf or finely grated lime zest
Juice ½ small lime
3 tbsp Greek yogurt or vegan/coconut yogurt (optional)
1 cup chopped ripe strawberries – finely chop 2 tbsp of the strawberries
Any sweetener, to taste
1. Add the pineapple, lime leaf/zest, lime juice and yogurt to a blender or food processor and process until mostly smooth. Taste and add any sweetener if necessary, bearing in mind that frozen fruit tastes less sweet. Scrap the mixture into a jug with a lip. A jug makes it easier to pour the mixture into the moulds.
2. Rinse out the blender/food processor, then add all but the 2 tbsp finely chopped strawberries and process to a crimson pulp. Taste for sweetness and adjust as needed. Scrape the strawberries into another lipped jug.
3. Line up your ice lolly moulds or cups. Add a little of the finely chopped strawberries to the moulds, top with some of the pineapple, followed by some of the strawberry, and then finally a little more of the pineapple.
4. Top with the ice lolly stick covers (they usually have the stick integrated) or – as I did – push in the wooden sticks. The mixture is firm enough not to need any foil, cling film or card to steady it, but you may wish to use one of these. If so, I would top with some cling film and secure it with a rubber band then make a small nick where you want your stick to go and then follow this with the lolly stick.
5. Freeze for two hours before dipping the moulds/cups in warm water and loosening.
The raspberries and especially the blackcurrants are fairly nippy fruits so you may wish to sweeten them up a bit, either keeping with the fruit theme using banana or dates, or pouring in a little of your favourite liquid sweetener. Oh, and I forgot to take photos of the making of these lollies, so don’t think you aren’t looking hard enough. 😉
3/4 cup each cup each raspberries, halved strawberries and blackcurrants
1 small banana (a small one won’t make the lollies taste of banana)
Maple syrup, honey, date syrup or stock syrup to sweeten as needed
1. Blend until smooth and fill ice lolly moulds. Freeze for 2 hours before enjoying.
41 thoughts on “All-Fruit Ice Lollies (Popsicles!)”
Ooooo yum! These are perfect for summer!
These look delicious! I love refreshing popsicles like these for the summer!
Love the use of fresh fruits! The colours are so intense and inviting… 🙂 Yum!
Thanks Sam. I love the colours too!
These look so delicious! I was just thinking trying to create something like this but you beat me to it! They look just awesome! I also told that on FB! 🙂
Mine is hardly a recipe. I hope you just whizz up any good fruit you have and enjoy it frozen. I want to make white peach and raspberry next! Maybe with a shot of prosecco in it!
That sounds so delicious! x
Love the pics of these yummy, sweet, and refreshing treats!
So yummy! I am planning on making lots of these this Summer 🙂
Lovely!!!! Hope you’re having a good weekend xx
Yes indeed. I’m going to afternoon tea with a friend I haven’t seen in awhile and the washing machine is now on full tilt with my daughter’s laundry from a trip she returned from yesterday. She’s off again Tuesday so a lull in the laundry before it starts up agin. Glamorous life, or what? Hope it is sunny where you are x
Mega glamorous!! It is sunny here, not as hot as it has been, but that’s fine with me 🙂 enjoy your tea xx
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For my last reblog of the day, some great recipes for fresh fruit lollies. We move into these in July when fruit here is so inexpensive and available – My favourite is pineapple, watermelon and strawberries – I just blitz in a blender and freeze in the lolly molds. I am not as adventurous as Kellie and have not yet done multi-coloured. Enjoy.
This looks really good, I will try it:-)
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Luuv the color. Yumm and its healthy too.
Sally, your pineapple, watermelon and strawberry version sounds like just the thing!
Interesting how you call these Iced Lollies, Kellie… we call them icy poles or just ice creams. Love this recipe, imagining it must be summery and warm where you are now… hope so… it sure is chilly downunder!
Well as I am American I really would call them popsicles, but I have to be bilingual! I would find calling them ice creams confusing though. Ice poles we think of as like this but in a long card tube that you pinch at the bottom to raise it as you eat. Wrap up warm, Liz, and try not read too many warm weather posts – unless it helps keep you warm that is 😉
Looks very pretty. Very, berry summer
These photos are gorgeous Kellie, love the bright splashes on the dark slate…..and fruit lollies are the best. Kaffir lime in pineapple has got me so intrigued I’m off to buy a pineapple right now 🙂
You can’t go wrong with iced fruit I say. My mum used to run a kiosk at our Aussie version of the cinema called a “Drive-in” where you drove your car in, parked it next to a stand with a removable speaker, hooked the speaker into the drivers window and proceeded to watch a movie on a HUGE screen at the front of the parking lot. GREAT fun and the best bit was going to the kiosk in the middle of winter for a cellophane wrapped toasted sarnie or an ice cream. Mum said that she sold more ice cream in winter than she ever did in summer. Goes to show that you can never have enough ice cream and it’s for ALL seasons 🙂
I am determined to get into my ice lolly making over the summer holidays and will let the kids choose the flavours. They are loving peaches and nectarines at the moment but equally they love strawberries and pineapple. Finally I do feel happy about persisting with offering them tasty fruits in season, it does work, they now love ’em!
Oh how gorgeous! For me summer can’t come soon enough!
How gorgeous are those. I could do with one right now. It’s rather hot here in Cyprus.
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Great summer treat!
I LOVE iced lollies and especially when they are made with lovely fresh, seasonal fruits as yours are Kellie!
Kellie, I am not surprised that you would make the most delicious… we call them icy poles in Australia. If it weren’t so freezing here at the moment, I’d totally want to try those out!
Despite living in a very hot climate it takes a lot to make me enjoy something cold – I’m a chilly person. These do look appealling though and love the extra flavours you’ve added to the pineapple. Bright and cheerful as always 🙂
Thanks Sally. I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather we have laid on for your annual visit 🙂 I wonder what you will be stocking up on to take home to Dubai??
Hi Kellie Have you saw the article on strawberries they have methl lodine, and scientists use this to create cancer cells, do you think this is just another story, as telling you to avoid them. Jackie Sent from my iPhone
Hi kellie About the strawberries and the stuff they spray on them, I have been reading more of the article seems it’s an old post being displayed again, it is meant to be a healthy sight called just eat real food, why they are re posting I don’t know, out to scare people I guess, think I’ll change to organic Jackie Armstrong Sent from my iPhone
I don’t know the story on that one but even if there are compounds in foods that can be manipulated to make cancer cells (or whatever) the key is ‘manipulate’. Researchers use many different and surprising compounds to do such things (not very really life, but that’s another issues) and also for treatment. That does sound like a rubbishy scare story. If you are thinking of eating organically I have a link in the sidebar about the best foods to eat organically and ones that we shouldn’t bother about. Have a look there.
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Oh my these look so good. I think we will try them this weekend. The hunt will be finding the plastic wear.
These looke so good and colourful! I have made ice lollies blending frozen banana and raw cacao to make chocolate ice cream! I am definitely going to try these though!
Frozen bananas are a magical ingredient!
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