I am always looking for ways to get my kids to eat less sugary snacks and more fruit and veg. These 3 awesome frozen fruit treats are a fab way of giving them one of their 5 a day, and are so refreshing on those hot summer days!
These frozen fruit treats are all super easy. Why not try one or all of them?
Frozen Fruit Lollies
You can use practically any fruit you like for these. I would advise using sweet fruits so you don’t need to add any sugar or sweeter. Melon is also really good as it provides all the juice you need, without having to dilute all that yummy fruity goodness with water.
You can buy lolly moulds, they are fairly inexpensive and can be picked up in loads of shops. However, I like to use old fromage frais pots. No expense necessary, and I like making use of things that would otherwise end up in the bin. Through a little trial and error, I found by adding frozen fruit to the mix, it makes the mixture thicker which means the lolly sticks stand up unsupported in the pots.
You will need:
- 1/2 Cantaloupe melon
- Handful of strawberries
- Handful of frozen blueberries
- lolly moulds or fromage frais pots and lolly sticks
How to do it:
I used my blend Active to whizz up all the fruit, but you could equally use a food processor or other mixer.
Simply chuck all the fruit in the blender and blend it until it’s smoothish. Pour into lolly moulds or use recycled pots.
Pop in the freezer until set! That’s it, simple!
Frozen Strawberry Drops
I used to make these a lot when the kids were younger, to give them something cool to suck when they were teething. They are little bit fiddly, but worth it.
You can use yoghurt or fromage frais. I found using fromage frais is easier as it has a slightly thicker consistency.
How you do it
Simply slice the strawberries, and pop them in a bowl of fromage frais. Using a spoon make sure the strawberry slices are all covered.
Then pop them on a baking tray or similar, lined with greaseproof paper and pop in the freezer until set!
Frozen Watermelon Popsicles
This one is really simple! Literally all you do is slices some watermelon, make a small cut in the skin so you can slide in a lolly stick, and freeze!
I freeze them flat on a baking sheet lined with greaseproof paper. Once frozen I store them in a freezer bag until we want to eat them.
This is probably my favourite of the 3 frozen fruit treats. They are just so simple and so refreshing on a hot summers day.
What are you favourite frozen fruit treats for the kids? How do you help them cool down in the summer?
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