Monday, 24 July 2017

SUMMER RECIPE: 3 Ingredient Mango and Strawberry Ice Lollies



Summer seems to have finally arrived and this calls for picnics, frozen treats and all the ice-cold drinks. I'm not the biggest lover of the hot weather, but what I do love is that you can eat outside all day and into the evening. Now that used to be such a relaxing experience, but with two children there is no time to relax these days.

That is unless Isabella has something to eat, namely an ice lolly. We try to keep her refined sugar intake as low as possible, so we make these three ingredient Mango and Strawberry Ice Lollies together quite often. Isabella helps to put the fruit in the blender, spoon in the purees and place them in the freezer. The understanding that we then have to wait isn't her strongest point, but she's got to learn and what better way than with a tasty frozen treat at the end? 


Ice lollies are such easy things to make with so many ways of making them adult friendly too. Just add in a glug of your favourite tipple, not too much though otherwise it won't freeze. Also, some tips for bringing the cost of making these ice lollies down:

  • Buy reduced fruit and make the ice lollies that day
  • Use tinned fruit in fruit juice rather than fresh
  • Use frozen mango/strawberries instead of fresh
  • Choose the 'imperfect strawberries' you can now find in Tesco
  • Keep an eye out for when the fruits are on offer
  • Use water instead of fruit juice (they'll just be less sweet)

  • Use smaller ice lolly containers so you can make more

What you'll need:
(Makes 8-10 ice lollies, depending on your container size)
1 Ripe Mango, peeled and chopped
150g Strawberries, topped and chopped
100-150ml Orange and Mango Juice

What to do:
1) Add the chopped mango and most of the juice to a blender and blitz until smooth. I do this with a hand blender because there isn't much to blend. Pour into a container and set aside.
2) Rinse the blender. Add most of the chopped strawberries (save a few chopped pieces to add in to the ice lollies) and the remaining juice (just enough to help them blend) to the blender and blitz until smooth.
3) Spoon in the mango puree into your ice lollies containers first, then a layer of strawberry puree, next chopped strawberries and then repeat until each container is full. Replace the ice lolly handles and place in the freezer for at least 5 hours, but preferably overnight.
4) Once they're frozen you'll need to warm the outside up with your hand, pull away the container and enjoy the ice lolly in the sunshine.

What is your favourite ice lolly flavour combination?

Feel free to leave me a comment - I love reading every single one :)

Helen x

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33 comments

  1. These looks fab for the summer Helen and so tasty too. xx

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  2. These look delicious, so summery too with all the colours. Loving your umbrella moulds, how fab are they?! :)

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  3. I am all over this!! Going to give making these a go at the weekend as long as the decent weather stays around lol

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  4. Oh this sounds right up my street! Great photos too x

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  5. We make these all the time such a fab way to stay cool and be healthy and so easy to make!

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  6. These are perfect for the summer - Sophie would love to help me make these :) I can imagine she would feel the same about having to wait for them though haha x

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  7. These look perfect for summer I love mango and strawberries so these would be the perfect combination.

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  8. Yes! We've been making our own lollies, too and I'm always on the look out for new ideas. Such a handy thing to have in the freezer and you know exactly what's in them!

    Kat x

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  9. Looks Yummy Helen! I am on the hunt for summer activities and recipes and this one is really handy! Very colourful too! I always prefer to make our own lollies and the kids are a huge fan of Kulfi!

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  10. These look amazing I always love making our own ice lollies!

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  11. My god, that looks absolutely delicious. Will definitely give it a try!

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  12. I have never thought of making ice lollies. Will bookmark this post for later.

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  13. Oh yum this would be perfect for hot days at the beach or swimming pool. I like that it uses three ingredients only too! x

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  14. These look great, beautiful pictures. I could just eat one now :)

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing over at Creative Mondays, such stunning pictures.

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  15. Great idea especially if you're able to get some reduced fruit at the supermarket, ideal for summer

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  16. I've been making home-made ice-lollies too, but I've never tried mango and strawberry yet. This looks like a really good one. Will save :)

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  17. These look so cool & refreshing! My baby brother would absolutely adore these.. Probably not as much as me though!




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  18. These sound amazing. Strawberry and mango is one of my favourite flavour combinations.

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  19. Wow! I want to make some of these. I love anything with mango on it.

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  20. Oh wow they look and sound delicious. I love mango, it's such a summery flavour! I'm a sucker for an ice lolly but they contain so much sugar so these would be perfect!

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  21. I've been meaning to make frozen lollies for ages, what a great tasty recipe

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  22. These look so appealing and what great photos. Bright and happy.

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  23. These look perfect for us! We have a ton of fruit that we could use and it's so humid at the moment these are a healthy alternative!

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  24. They look incredible! So tasty and refreshing - but totally healthy too!

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  25. These look perfect for summer, such bright colours and fresh flavours

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  26. This looks absolutely divine! Will be testing it out for sure! :D :D
    In this terrible rain, we are having at the moment - some good desserts to eat during Game of Thrones is perfect. haha

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  27. Oh my, these look amazinfg. So need to make these

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  28. I love this idea. We've been making ice lollies (when there is room in the freezer) just from juice but this is a great way to get more fruit into your children's diet!

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  29. Oh these sound so delicious, we love making ice lollies in summer and have made a few already this year. Have yet to put mango in so this is a great one to try, thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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  30. These sound delicious and so easy to make as well! I'm going to have to give these a go. Beautiful photos too! X

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