Four Healthy Ice Lolly & Ice Cream Recipes

It may be one of the wettest and coldest Mays we have seen in years but we’ve got it on good authority that a mini heatwave is just around the corner! And as the days get warmer, our little people often crave the cool refreshment of ice cream and ice lollies.

Whilst we’re all for the occasional indulgent treat, we like to keep a stash of healthier homemade options to hand also. Not only can homemade lollies be significantly cheaper than shop-bought ones, but you can be confident that you are giving your little people something that is nutritious and hydrating also.

All our teas can be made into simple iced tea lollies but we have enjoyed creating some more exciting recipes too!

 

Jolly Croc Banana Nice Cream Lollies

Jolly croc lollies and ingredients

Packed with the goodness of bananas and the extra fruity flavours of our Jolly Croc tea, these lollies are perfect for an after-school pick-me-up.

Bananas are a great source of potassium, a key electrolyte that helps our bodies to regulate heart function & fluid balance and the addition of the tea infusion adds extra hydration and more depth of flavour.

Makes 4 lollies

What you’ll need: 

4 x Jolly Croc tea bags
1 x ripe banana
Measuring jug
Blender
Lolly mould

Method:

  • Pop 4 Jolly Croc tea bags into a measuring jug and brew for at least 10 minutes in 200ml freshly boiled water
  • Remove tea bags and pour the infusion into a blender along with one ripe banana
  • Blend until super smooth
  • Pour the mixture equally between the four lolly moulds
  • Put in the freezer to set for 6-8hrs
  • Can be kept in the freezer for up to one week

 

Snoozy Fox Mint & Apple Pops

Snoozy Fox pops

These are the ultimate refreshment on hot & sticky days - with camomile and lemon balm to sooth nervous energy, zingy mint to aid digestion and apple to add natural sweetness.

Makes 3 ice pops

What you’ll need: 

3 x Snoozy Fox tea bags
1 x apple
Small handful of fresh mint
Measuring jug
Blender
Ice pop or lolly moulds

Method:

  • Pop 3 Snoozy Fox tea bags into a measuring jug and brew for at least 10 minutes in 200ml freshly boiled water
  • Remove tea bags and pour the infusion into a blender along with one chopped apple and the mint
  • Blend until super smooth – this may take a little while
  • Pour the mixture equally between the three ice pop moulds
  • Put in the freezer to set for 6-8hrs
  • Can be kept in the freezer for up to one week

 

Happy Toucan Coconut Ice

Happy Toucan ice cream

Healthy & indulgent all rolled into one... plus dairy free too! This recipe definitely works best with the assistance of an ice cream machine but you can make it without also. The dates are a lovely addition – bringing a deeper toffee flavour to the coconut ice. This ice cream is the perfect guilt-free pudding. 

Serves 3-4

What you’ll need: 

4 x Happy Toucan tea bags
1 x Can of coconut milk
½ tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tablespoon raw honey OR 2 dates (soaked in warm water for 5 mins and then drained)
Measuring jug
Blender
2 Ice cube trays or ice cream maker

Method:

  • Pop 4 Happy Toucan tea bags into a measuring jug and brew for at least 10 minutes in 50ml freshly boiled water… the idea here is to make a really strong concentrate
  • Remove tea bags and pour the concentrate into a blender along with the coconut milk, vanilla essence and honey
  • Blend until super smooth 
  • (At this point, if you have an ice cream maker you can pour the mixture in and let the maker do its job!)
  • Otherwise, pour the mixture into 2 ice cube trays and leave to set in freezer for a few hours before blending it ready to eat
  • If you want a firmer ice cream, pop the blended mixture back in the freezer for another hour or so
  • Best enjoyed on the day but can be kept in the freezer for up to one week.

Merry Tiger Mango Layer Lollies

Merry Tiger lollies

These lollies are fruity & fun. The two layers make them look super pretty too! Our little people love the squished raspberries in the iced tea part of the lollies and the frozen mango is yummy and sweet – and packed with vitamin C!

Makes 4 lollies

What you’ll need:

4 x Merry Tiger tea bags
1 x ripe mango
8-12 raspberries
Measuring jug
Blender
Lolly mould

Method:

  • Pop 4 Merry Tiger tea bags into a measuring jug and brew for at least 10 minutes in 150ml freshly boiled water
  • Remove tea bags and pour the infusion into the lolly moulds, filling each about half way.
  • Pop 2 or 3 squashed raspberries into each mould 
  • Put in the freezer to set slightly for about 1-2 hours
  • Meanwhile, blend your mango with 50mls water and use this mixture to top up the lollies 
  • Put in the freezer to set for 6-8hrs
  • Can be kept in the freezer for up to one week

 

We would love to see your creations so don't forget to tag us on social media.

Happy lolly-making! 

Becky & Kate x