Ice lollies are a big favourites in our house, especially if they have some chocolate content… so why not turn the smoothies into ice lollies? When the weather is warm it goes down better and it’s naturally more fun. My boy tend to try more flavours and ingredients when they are presented in a form of an ice lolly.
So we tried these ones the other day and they were a big hit. I’ve tried to make them purple, as that’s Bobcat’s favourite colour and is completely obsessed with it lately. All cups, plates, balls, you name it has to be purple. ASD kids often can get obsessed with a seemingly small thing like a colour. This can be a pain but I try to use it as well when trying to get him to do something or try something new. Hence the colour of the ice lollies. He also newly discovered coconut flavour and he likes it. It’s a rarity for him, so I’m trying to embrace it.
So here are the ingredients you need:
3 handfuls of blueberries
1 handful of black or red grapes, halved
250 ml coconut yogurt (either vegan or normal)
50 ml water
1 tsp of coconut blossom nectar syrup (or honey, agave syrup etc.)
Then just put everything into the blender and give it a whizz. Fill the ice lolly moulds and put them into the freezer for overnight, or at least a good few hours as the yogurt freezes slowly. The upside is, that it also melts slowly. When you take them out, you can dip them or sprinkle them with melted dark chocolate. (I had to do this, otherwise my picky children don’t even touch them!)
I have another ice lolly recipe, they are quite nice too: Healthy, 3 Ingredient Ice Lollies In 15 Minutes
These look absolutely delicious, perfect to cool you down on a hot summer’s day! They seem easy to make too, will give these a try… need to make space in my freezer first! Sim x
That’s an ongoing problem with my fridge too.
Love this idea – a great way to get plenty of goodness into our little ones 🙂 oh, and for me too 🙂
These are great, I love how you finished them with a drizzle of chocolate, it makes them look really indulgent. Mich x
They make a real treat with the chocolate!
I love an ice lolly, especially in the summer. These look very good and will have to try them out
Oh goodness these look so good – I will definitely try to make them! Kaz
My little boy is always asking to make ice lollies… I think by making smoothie ice lollies we would be much healthier! I’ll give it a try.
I’ve been complaining all week about wanting a snack without snacking — this is my answer now !!
hahaha! Spot on! It’s a smoothie essentially, so a bit of a cheating 🙂
I love that these are a sneaky way of getting fruit into the kids
Yes, that’s the idea! My boy is a terrible eater – so hiding veg and fruit is a necessity for us.