Homemade healthy fruit-filled frozen treats

Fruit ice lollies

Homemade frozen pops and ice-creams are excellent summer treats without any artificial flavours and preservatives. They are simple, fun and delicious! Experiment with some ingredients to make your kids’ favourite after-school snacks. We’ve shared our favourite Love Food Hate Waste combinations.

Overripe banana ice-cream

Dairy-free/vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free.

We throw away so many bananas. In fact, bananas are one of Brisbane’s most-wasted foods. Overripe bananas are perfect for making ice-cream due to the sweet and caramelised flavour.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 overripe frozen bananas
  • 2-4 tablespoons of milk of choice
  • 1 teaspoon of cocoa or cinnamon powder

Method

  1. Peel and cut the bananas into large pieces, then freeze in an airtight bag or container.
  2. Once frozen, put the bananas into a blender or food processor, add milk of choice for smoother blending. Blend until it turns into a soft-serve texture.
  3. Add cocoa or cinnamon powder. Mix well.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a container and freeze for 45 minutes. Ready to serve.

Strawberry watermelon ice pops

Dairy-free/vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free.

Watermelons and strawberries are seasonal summer fruits. This recipe is very simple and only requires four ingredients. It’s perfect to get into the kitchen with your kids to make their favourite ice pops.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of diced watermelon
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 10 medium strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of water (optional)

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender. Add water if the mixture is too sweet for you.
  2. Pour the mixture into ice-pop moulds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  3. Enjoy!

Frozen yogurt pops

Vegetarian/gluten-free.

Berries are one of summer’s great pleasures, but they don’t have a long shelf-life. Before the berries start to become soft, why not use them for healthy and delicious frozen yogurt pops?

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of plain yogurt
  • 1 medium overripe banana
  • 1 cup of berries of choice
  • 1/3 cup of honey

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients into a blender and puree.
  2. Pour the mixture into ice-pop moulds and freeze for 4-6 hours.
  3. Enjoy!

The frozen yogurt pops can easily be made vegan by using dairy-free coconut yogurt and replacing honey with maple syrup.

Cool tips

  • Ice-block sticks - soaking the stick in water for 30 minutes before inserting into the ice-blocks stops them from floating.
  • Don’t have ice-block moulds? You can use paper cups instead.
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Last updated:24 October 2019
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