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 you can re-use them over and over again. They are a great value addition to your kitchen.  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 least 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?

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