Make your own ice pops! Easy ice lolly recipes for kids
We don't want to jinx this glorious weather, but it's been so beautifully sunny that we've been turning our mind to cooling down with one of these fabulous ice lolly recipes for kids...
Fresh fruit popsicles
Warning: these little beauts by The First Year Blog (pictured top) take some time to concoct (there's a fair bit of freezing by layers to contend with), but the end results are absolutely luscious. Patience is key!
Banana and raspberry smoothie pops
If, like our kids, you have little ones constantly straining to hear the chimes of an ice cream van, distract them with these delish banana and raspberry smoothie pops by Tesco Real Food. Not only are they easy to make but they weigh in at only 80 calories per pop. Win, win.
Berry and gingernut yoghurt pops
What is this wizardry? A cheesecake / ice lolly hybrid, you say? So much YES PLEASE to these pretty little sticks of deliciousness by BBC Good Food. That bottom bit is gingernut biscuit, and the top part is a gorgeous mix of yoghurt, condensed milk and berries. #salivating
Fruit ice lolly
For a basic fruit ice lolly, because we know one fruit doesn't fit all (yes, we're talking about you, fussy kids), this recipe by A Modo Mio starts with basic ingredients, and gives you some fruity ideas to build on depending on taste buds and aforementioned fussy kids.
Banana and custard ice lollies
A classic, rather retro dessert gets an ice lolly overhaul in this mouth-watering banana and custard affair by Eats Amazing.
Rainbow ice lollies
Not only are these rainbow ice lollies by My Vega lovely to look at and delectable to eat, but they're also pretty darn healthy. The kids will never know they're being filled with secret greens! Don't forget to pop into our rainbow craft guide to go along with your rainbow sweet treat!
Watermelon and kiwi popsicles
The weather right now definitely feels a tad tropical, so we're upping the sunny ante with these summery popsicles by Mommy Cooks.
Dairy-free banana and peanut butter popsicles
This nutty little number by My Fussy Eater will definitely pack a delicious punch when it comes to a scrumptious treat. Hot tip: Add a dash (or two) of Baileys for a grown-up version!
Orange ice lollies
We're certainly loving some of these fancy pants ice lolly recipe ideas, but sometimes it's simple that hits the spot. Try these easy peasy orange ice lollies by Nunu for a refreshing popsicle pick.
Paleo blueberry coconut ice lollies
These gorgeous lollies by Vibrant Plate are paleo, vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, but certainly not taste free! One will never be enough: nom, nom, nom.
Now, go whizz up an icy masterpiece and enjoy it in the garden!
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