I have some very sweet memories from my childhood and one the best was of my mum’s icy poles (or popsicle?). Tell me in the comments how do you call them, please. Nevertheless, they were the perfect treat for Summer!
Even though Summer just finished here in Australia, I know many still enjoy a cold treat throughout the year, plus Spring has just sprung in the northern hemisphere and you folks can enjoy an icy poles!
Popsicle and other frozen delicacies are the best thing to enjoy on a hot day but they usually come wrapped in plastic. Not to mention, the amount of sugar that usually gives kids an extraordinary (and unnecessary) amount of energy just to come crashing down a few hours later.
Hence why making your own is such a better option. Creating your own recipes allows for complete control on what goes in it and makes things taste a lot better too, in my humble opinion.
So it’s safe to say, I was really excited when Biome asked me to pick something from their incredible plastic free store. I had my eyes on the prize for a very long time and was so excited to get my hands on their paddle pop molds. They have several options so I’ll leave them to you to choose.
I honestly really loved this one I got since I can break them in the middle and have two pops in a second.
From memory, my favourite flavours as a kid were lemon, pineapple and chocolate. I’m still trying to master a good chocolate recipe without condensed milk since my mum used to make it with all the bells and whistles but yours truly cannot stomach full cream anymore, so stay tuned for future developments.
On a more positive note, I made my first batch with 3 different flavours and I can confirm, they are delicious! Happy to share some fruity goodness.
So shall we?
For this first trial I made a Lemon & Honey, Orange & Passionfruit and Strawberry pops.
They were super refreshing and very low in sugar, plus I kept the pulp in all of them, to save some of the fibre.
- 1 passionfruit
- Juice of one medium orange
- Juice of one lime (or lemon)
- ½ tsp of honey
- Filtered water
- Frozen or fresh strawberries
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Remove passionfruit seeds and add the orange juice. Mix well and pour on mold.
- Mix the lime or lemon juice and add the honey. Top with filtered water Mix well and pour on mold.
- In a hand-held food processor, add the strawberries, sugar and a little water. Blitz until smooth then pour on mold.
- Freeze for at least 2-4 hours depending on your freezer temperatures.
- To remove from mold, rinse it upside down with room temperature water.
I hope you try these flavours and come back for more as I try different recipes.
Tag me on Instagram or Facebook if you try these too!
Peace & Love,