Our top six yummiest ice lolly recipe’s
Updated: Aug 25
We at Oakleaf Private Childcare wanted to make sure you were getting the most out of this summer and so have created our list of some yummy ice lolly recipes to try! We have so many different delicious and healthy combinations, they will be sure to not only taste amazing but also add vitamins and nutrients to your children's diet.
We do recognise that it is sometimes helpful to give teething babies and toddler’s ice lollies to suck on and have created our list with this in mind.
We do however recommend feeding these to your baby in small swallow-able amounts so as to avoid choking and keeping careful watch of all children under four whilst eating ice lollies.
Enjoy making and eating these fruity and delicious summer treats!
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1. Blueberries and Apple Juice
250g of Blueberries
500 ml’s of Apple juice (or coconut water for a baby or toddler)
You can use fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries from the frozen isle. Add apple juice and blend. The apple juice will sweeten the mixture and you won’t need to add any sugar. If you would prefer to use a less sweet alternative for your child or baby, you can swap out the apple juice for coconut water. Blend, pour into moulds and freeze for four-six hours.
2. Strawberry and Coconut Yogurt
1 litre of Coconut Yogurt
1 tablespoon of Honey
Super yummy strawberry and coconut yogurt ice lollies are the perfect sweet treat on a warm afternoon, even if it’s raining out! Add a tablespoon honey for children over one or use maple syrup, as both are not recommended for children under one as have a high sugar content and are not good for digestion. Blend together in a blender and pour into moulds and freeze for four-six hours.
3. Peach and Raspberry
4 Peaches (no skins)
250ml your choice of milk (almond/oat/dairy)
1 tbsp Honey
This combination is super yummy and delicious and makes a beautiful colour! We are sure everyone will enjoy these yummy, sweet ice lollies. Blend together in a blender, pour into moulds and freeze for four-six hours.
4. Banana and Blue Spirulina
4 Small Banana’s
1/2 tsp of Blue Spirulina powder (babies should only have 2/3 g of Spirulina per day)
300 ml of your choice of milk (almond/oat/dairy)
This is a super cool combination and is very healthy and yummy. The blue spirulina is a lovely bright blue colour and has all the benefits of Spirulina which is packed full of vitamins and nutrients and is nutritiously dense. This will give your children good energy to get through a busy afternoon playing. Blend, pour into moulds and freeze for four-six hours.
5. Mango and Spinach
1 handful of fresh Spinach
300 ml of Apple juice
Another great colour, these green ice lollies are delicious and super sweet. Swap out apple juice for coconut water for your younger ones. The delicious Mango cover’s all taste of the spinach so definitely worth a try. Blend, pour into moulds, freeze for four-six hours.
6. Cherry, Banana and Yogurt
1/2 tsp of Vanilla extract
Blend together and our into moulds. You may want to leave some cherries out and chop these and these in to make them more decorative! Blend, pour into mould's and freeze for four-six hours.