I have jumped with both feet onto the ice lollies bandwagon! And yes, it is as good as all the food bloggers/preachers are telling you.

First I splashed out a whole £16 on a fancy mould after wasting money on various supermarket versions (which all broke within a week of use). Then I got making, freestyle, because that’s the beauty of it, no recipe needed, think of them as iced smoothies and you’re on the right track.

I am keeping things simple, with only two ingredients. My first attempt was strawberry and banana, a classic, you really can’t go wrong. Next was coconut milk (tinned version and full fat, obviously) and strawberries (again), and last but not least banana and peanut butter which I dipped in chocolate… Yes I am aware that makes three ingredients, but it was worth breaking the rules.

Apart from an ice lolly mould, you’ll also need a blender of some kind, so go on and get that Nutribullet out for a spin and get making. I don’t think it needs much explanation but I will anyway ’cause that’s what I’m here for…



LL_miniheaders_INGREDIENTS_620For this particular batch I used:

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 4 heaped tsp smooth peanut butter
  • a splash of milk

You could also use

  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 1 punnet of strawberries


  • 4 bananas
  • 1 punnet of strawberries


  • a bar of chocolate
  • sprinkles, nuts etc





1. Blitz all your ingredients in a blender, until smooth.

2. Pour into individual moulds, taking care not to overfill.

3. Wipe the mess before you add the plastic top.

4. Add the lolly sticks, don’t push them all the way otherwise you will get very short stick lollies, which isn’t very nice let’s be honest!

5. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

Once your ice lollies are done, it can be a little difficult to extract them from the moulds, don’t fret, just run the whole thing under hot tap water and you’ll be able to get them out in under 30 secs. Don’t try to pull with all your might, it will only lead to disaster and your kids will almost certainly cry.

If you want to add a little chocolate like I did, have a bowl of sprinkles at the ready and another of melted chocolate. Double dip each lolly, first in the chocolate and then in the sprinkles. Lay each of them on parchment paper and freeze again for 5-10 mins.

You can store your lollies in a freezer bag.

I’m going to keep experimenting with the following combos, but let us know what you try and what works for you?

Yoghurt+mango, nectarines+raspberries, coconut milk+pineapple+Malibu… dipped in white chocolate, whoa that’s 4 ingredients! Steady on.