There’s nothing better than an ice cold ice lolly on a hot summer’s day, wouldn’t you agree? But have you had a look at the ingredients lists on commercially prepared lollies? Sugar, refined sugar, and more sugar! These lollies offer a healthier alternative made from (and your children will never suspect!) fresh fruits and vegetables including cucumber, broccoli and beetroot!
Nonetheless, these lollies went down an absolute treat with the children. The lolly moulds themselves from Decor are pretty clever as they have little sucky straws in the base so you can slurp up the melted juice. I was fortunate enough to pick up a set at our local charity shop for only 50 pence!
This month’s One Ingredient food blogging challenge by How to Cook Good Food and Franglais Kitchen is all about incorporating the humble cucumber in our recipes. You’d never know it from the flavour of these ice lollies, but there is a four inch segment of cucumber juiced along the other ingredients, so I am sharing this recipe with the challenge.
- 1/2 large pineapple
- 4 apples
- 4 inch section cucumber
- 4 large broccoli florets
- 2 limes, peeled
- 2 celery sticks
- 4 beetroot
Prep time: Cook time: Total time, including freezing: Yield: Makes 8 lollies