Wednesday Recipe: Fruity Ice Pops

I’ve been a little quiet and misanthropic again the last few days but wanted to get my groove back. What better way to lift the spirits in the midst of a humid Sydney summer than homemade icy treats?

Well, I say treats, but these are actually ridiculously healthy! No cane sugar, cordial, or reconstituted juices here. I really love making these when the kids are home a lot because a) it’s a fun activity making them together, and b) I can break them out when the girls are bugging me for lollies at breakfast. Winning!

Pear, Lychee and Cinnamon

I first made this by throwing together a bunch of fruits that were about to go off but the flavour ended up so delicate and delicious! It really surprised me how nice it was.

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Ingredients:

1 green pear (Josephine, if possible)
6-8 fresh lychees
1/2 red apple (optional, but it beefs up the flavour a bit)
1-2tsp ground cinnamon
1-2tsp maple syrup (optional if you want it a little sweeter)
Water

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Peel and dice the fruits and blend them in a processor with the cinnamon and maple syrup. Add water and blitz again until you reach your desired consistency and volume – we like it a little chunky so only made 2 cups of mix, making 6 icy pops.

Pour into moulds and freeze for at least a couple of hours.

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The flavours would also work well with some yoghurt or coconut milk instead of water, but this is super refreshing as it is on a stinking hot day.

The Cocoba! Cocoa, Coconut and Banana

Ingredients

1 large banana
1 small tin of coconut milk
1-2tbsp cocoa powder (or cacao if you want it even healthier)

Blitz everything until it’s smooth and creamy. Try not to drink it (harder than it sounds!).

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Get someone to help pour it into the moulds and freeze for at least a few hours.

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Feel free to gorge!!

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