Every summer we end up filling our freezer with all kinds of ice lollies. Though we can certainly buy some made with “all natural” or even “organic” ingredients, I always feel best when my kids consume ice lollies we make at home. Good thing it is SUPER easy to do! In the past we have made ice lollies with fresh fruit and coconut water, Greek yoghurt and fruit, or simply fruit juice, but this time we’ve made some out of 100% whole fruit.
The kids and I purchased a quarter of a watermelon this afternoon with plans of eating it in the garden or perhaps blending it up and drinking it. It was Charlotte (my seven-year-old) who suggested that we could make ice lollies out of the blended drink. It was a brilliant idea if I do say so myself!
We simply removed the rind and seeds and blended all the juicy flesh in a food processor (a blender works as well) and then poured it into the ice lolly moulds. (Don’t mind the state of our outdoor furniture, we are replacing it asap!)
We did a batch of straight watermelon purée as well as a batch of watermelon purée and chopped peaches.
Both turned out brilliantly! We will definitely be making these again! And since they are made of 100% whole fruit, I don’t need to feel guilty about giving them to my kids to help them cool down on these hot days.
Let me know if you make them! I’d love to hear any variations (like fresh mint or tarragon!) you try. xx