Summertime is ice cream time. I just love making these super easy strawberry ice cream lollies for my children. And I almost always have stock in the freezer (it helps when your mom owns a cooking school) there are always leftovers.
You don’t need an ice cream machine, but an al cheapo ice cream mould is a must.
Children can easily help to make these strawberry ice cream lollies. And they can get really stuck in and even use their hands to squash the strawberries. This is also a very nice recipe to make after a visit to a strawberry farm. I visited Field berry farm last year, it is only 30 minutes drive from Johannesburg. It is such a nice outing for a family, you can take a picnic blanket and basket of goodies and enjoy the tranquility of the farm. Berry season starts in January.
As you are aware there are a lot of nasties in the food that we buy and Ice cream is a big no-no for me. Especially after reading from Mila’s meals. Commercial ice cream is one of the most artificial processed foods on the market today. It can contain a very long list of preservatives and stabilisers that is harmful to your health.
What you will need
1.Squeeze out the lemon juice with a juicer.
2. Get messy and start mashing the strawberries with your hands. You can mash the bananas with a fork.
3. Mix all the ingredients together
4. Pour into measuring jug so it is easier to pour.
You can either follow the step by step instructions or use a machine to do the job. Place all the ingredients in a blender or Nutribullet. Blend until smooth. Pour into lolly moulds and freeze for at least 4-5 hours
You can use any fruit for this recipe, my other favorites are mango and avocado.
For a layered effect like in the picture: Mix everything together but leave out the strawberries.
Pour half of the mixture into the moulds and freeze until almost solid.
Now add the strawberries to the mix and blend and pour on white layer, freeze again.
Only advisable to do if you have lot’s of time and want to take IG worthy pictures. The kids won’t mind if it is layered.