Homemade Ice Blocks – A Healthy Summer Treat!

Homemade ice blocks are quick and easy to make. With the weather warming up, stock up your freezer with these goodies. The best thing about homemade ice blocks is you know exactly what goes in them and they will not contain any nasty additives.

Full of fruity goodness, they are great way to encourage children to eat more fruit!

You can buy ice block moulds at the supermarket or your local discount store, and youΒ can re-use them over and over again. They are a great value addition to your kitchen. Β You can also use small plastic throw away cups if you want to make large quantites for a party.

berry iceblocks

These gorgeous Berry Smoothy Ice Blocks are from Taste.com

(All recipies make 6 – 8 ice blocks, depending on the size of your moulds)

WATERMELON REFRESHER

Half a watermelon (chopped), 250ml apple juice, 10 mint leaves.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Divide mixture into moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

TROPICAL SURPRISE

400gm pineapply pieces in natural juice (drained), 250ml tropical fruit juice and 1 passionfruit (pulp only).

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Divide mixture into moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

BANANA BLISS

2 large ripe bananas (peeled and chopped), 2 cups greek yoghurt, 16ml coconut milk, 1 teaspoon honey.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Divide mixture into moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours.

SUNSET MARGARITA (FOR BIG PEOPLE ONLY!)

1 pineapple (peeled, cored and diced), 2 teaspoons lime zest, 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, 1/4 cup tequila, 1 tablespoon cointreau.

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Divide mixture into moulds and freeze for at leastΒ 6 hours.

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To get the ice blocks out of the moulds easily, dip them in hot water for a few seconds.

Do you ever make your own ice blocks?

Sharing for #FYBF at With Some Grace (who might come back from holidays one day!)

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lydia C. Lee
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 05:52:48

    they look great! yum!

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  2. Kate
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 13:30:39

    Great idea, I bought a mould the other week in anticipation of summer. I’ll have to get it out, first one sounds like it should be in my hand now!

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  3. Alicia
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 21:53:30

    Ooooh, thankyou I have some icecream mould thingys, these recipes will come in handy over Summer πŸ™‚ Pinned for ron(later on).

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  4. Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions
    Nov 15, 2013 @ 22:23:52

    Those sunset margarita ones sound right up my alley! I am definitely going to be giving those a go over Christmas.

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  5. Vicki @ Knocked Up & Abroad
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 08:47:31

    Ripper thanks for these ideas. I’ve bought the moulds ready to go for Summer, just needed the inspiration which I found here today! Ta πŸ™‚

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  6. Lisa Wood
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 15:17:54

    Gosh they all sound so very yummy! We have the Ice-Block Moulds in our Cupboard but I forget to use them – will have to make some up with the smoothies that we have each morning πŸ™‚

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  7. Becc
    Nov 16, 2013 @ 20:54:26

    Thank you for the reminder.
    I have done these type of things previously and it has been loved, but I seem to keep falling in to lazy traps. Why when this is so easy?
    It is time to get back in to summer joy right!

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