Although you probably could have used these recipes a couple of months ago, better late then never! These ice blocks are not only healthy, they are delicious and very refreshing. As the temperature hits the high degrees it’s comforting to know you can reach in to the freezer and pull out something that will truly satisfy, with way less sugar than a commercially bought ice block.
As you may know, having too much sugar can lead to dehydration because your body needs water to dilute and process excess sugar. These recipes will cool you down and keep you healthy too:
Note: most of these recipes require an ice bock mould
Mango Lassi Dessert Pop
1 large very ripe mango
250mls natural yoghurt
Blend ingredients together in a food processor and pour into moulds and freeze. Easy!
Lemonade Cucumber Soother
1 cup grated cucumber
Juice of one lemon
2 cups water
2 tablespoons honey
Mix ingredients together, pour into moulds and freeze. Another easy one!
Caramelised Fig and Yoghurt Delight
5-6 chopped figs
¼ cup honey
Splash of water
3 cups Greek yogurt
Few drops vanilla essence
Add the figs, honey and water to a saucepan, bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes, then let return to room temperature. Combine yogurt, milk, vanilla essence in bowl then stir in fig mixture roughly (don’t combine too much to give the ripple effect when frozen). Then pour into moulds and freeze.
Ginger Passion Peach Refresher
1 small knob of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into thin discs
½ cup water
½ cup sugar
2 ripe peaches cut into chunks
Seeds of one passionfruit
Combine ginger, water, and sugar in small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and reduce heat to low. Allow syrup to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cool, then remove the ginger pieces. Add peaches and blend until smooth. Stir in passionfruit seeds then pour into moulds and freeze.
Dark Chocolate Frozen Summer Fruit Pops
This one is the easiest and doesn’t require a mould.
Buy whatever summer fruit you like, such as kiwi fruit, strawberries or banana. Cut into large chunks or use whole strawberries. Melt some grated dark chocolate in a mixing bowl set over some boiling water. Dip the fruit pieces in the chocolate then impale on the end of a skewer. Lay on baking paper and then freeze.