Budget mixed fruit ice lollies

My kids LOVE ice lollies, of any kind, and in this hot weather they have been eating them by the bucket load. To try and keep them a bit healthy, we often make our own mixed fruit lollies. They are really simple, and you don’t need any special equipment – not even ice lolly moulds or lolly sticks!

You will need:

  • A selection of fruit – whatever you have in the fruit bowl. Chuck it all in!
  • Milk and orange juice
  • A blender, small jelly moulds and some plastic spoons.

To make your lollies:

  • Peel and chop your fruit, and pop it into the blender jug.

Budget mixed fruit lollies

Budget mixed fruit lollies

  • Add milk until it just covers the layer of fruit, then add a generous cup full of orange juice.

Budget mixed fruit lollies

  • Blend for a good minute until the mixture is smooth and creamy, before pouring into small jelly moulds.
  • Using a pair of sharp scissors, cut the end off of some plastic spoons so you are just left with a stick. Pop this into the middle of your lolly mixture – because the mixture is fairly thick it should stand up.

Budget mixed fruit lollies

  • Freeze – we find leaving them overnight works best.
  • Pop the jelly moulds off, and enjoy!

Budget mixed fruit lollies

There you have it. They may not be the prettiest of lollies, but they taste great, cool you down on a hot day, and give you a great big hit of fruity goodness. Can’t say better than that!

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 July challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Longleat. We were inspired by this tip from Deb Rogerson on the Center Parcs blog: “For a really quick and simple way to make delicious ice lollies, get some ice lolly sticks, stick them into your favourite yoghurt pots and pop them in the freezer. Remove the pot and voila – you have an ice lolly!”



    • kate
      July 17, 2014 / 12:16 pm

      I love that I know exactly what the kids are eating.

  1. Jas Shearsmith
    July 16, 2014 / 9:00 pm

    I love how fresh these are, will definitely be trying them out myself!

    • kate
      July 17, 2014 / 12:17 pm

      They really are fresh – hope you enjoy them!

  2. beccawecca85
    July 16, 2014 / 9:08 pm

    these look really nice! it’s definitely something that i’d try out. perfect for this warm weather we are having. A nice healthy alternative to ice cream!!


    • kate
      July 17, 2014 / 12:18 pm

      It’s a great alternative to ice cream.

  3. July 16, 2014 / 9:20 pm

    Oh these look just fantastic! I’ve never made my own ice follies before!

    • kate
      July 17, 2014 / 12:18 pm

      I can’t believe you haven’t made lollies before! Try it out – it’s SO easy!

  4. July 16, 2014 / 9:26 pm

    I’ve just bought some lolly moulds and was thinking about different recipes so thanks!


  5. July 16, 2014 / 9:28 pm

    That’s genius, I usually use ice lolly moulds but sooner or later they break

  6. July 16, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    yum ones and cheap!

    running a foodie linky with a new linky starting tomorrow – would love if you could pop by and join in

    • kate
      July 17, 2014 / 12:19 pm

      Oh fantastic, will drop by!

  7. September 16, 2014 / 12:42 pm

    My fave way of using up fruit past its best 😉 #recipeoftheweek

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