Strawberry ice lollies
Time: 15 minutes + 4 hours freezing time
With only three ingredients these strawberry ice lollies are healthier and cheaper than shop bought lollies and probably one of the easiest things you can make with your kids. They’re perfect for a summer snack or dessert and if you don’t like strawberries, then try them with your favourite fruit – raspberries, blueberries, banana or mango, or try a mixture of flavours. I love making things like these with the kids because they can do most of the steps themselves and even have a say on what is going into them.
We used some ice lolly moulds we bought from Lakeland a while ago but you should be able to find something similar in your local supermarket.
405g light condensed milk.
* You can mix this up by using different fruits – any berries work well, or add banana. You can also use natural yoghurt instead of milk, or to limit the sugar you put in, don’t use all the condensed milk.
Hull your strawberries
Get your toddler to help you hull the strawberries. This was a good way for Hannah to practice using a (blunt) knife. As the fruit gets blitzed in a blender it doesn’t matter too much if they aren’t cut perfectly.
Blitz the fruit
Mix the fruit in a blender until its smooth.
Add the milk and condensed milk
Measure out the milk then pour into the pureed strawberries. Add the condensed milk and give it a good mix so it is well combined.
Make the strawberry ice lollies
I put the mixture back into the mixing jug to make it easier to pour into the moulds. Your toddler should then be able to make the lollies for you.
Pop them in the freezer – they’ll take at least four hours to set, and will keep for up to two months (if you can manage to stay away from them for that long!).
Strawberry ice lollies
- 400 g strawberries
- 200 ml milk
- 405 g light condensed milk.
Blend the fruit
- Hull the strawberries and then blend them until they are smooth
Add the milk and condensed milk.
- Measure out the milk then pour into the pureed strawberries. Add the condensed milk and mix.
Make the lollies
- Put the mixture back into the mixing jug to make it easier to pour into the moulds.
- Pop them in the freezer – they’ll take at least four hours to set, and will keep for 2 months.