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!
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
G&T lollies are a fun ‘digestif’ for dinner parties and are really simple and quick.
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
We also added a few sprigs of mint leaves
Mix and pour into moulds
Freeze and enjoy.
Peanut butter & Banana ‘ice cream’ – A fruity alternative to the ‘Feast’
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!