Ice Lollies is a sure symbol for childhood memories. It makes me think of summer time when I was about 8 years old for some reason. Riding my bike around the block with my friends and running in the house through the screen door to get one from the freezer, hearing it slam behind me in my hast to cool off.
I have always made our own ice lollies at home. The kids find it fun to create their own versions of flavors and combinations! With so many food allergies in the house it just is safer to know what is going in the kids’ treats.
We like to use alternative yogurts rather than your normal dairy yogurts. It adds to the flavor and makes each one taste different. Your tongue will thank me, I promise. This recipe is so easy and quick to make the only thing that will annoy you is waiting for it to harden in the freezer. Therefore I advise you to make these overnight with the kids when you know it’s going to be a hot day the next day.
Since it’s been sunny for so many days we have lost count, we have been making all sorts of ice lollies to keep us cool. This one the kids said was one of their favorites so I decided I would share it with you on here. I never thought to use jam as we normally use fresh fruit but one day when it was rather warm and we didn’t have much in we got creative.
Yogurt & Jam Ice Lollies
a cream ice lolly with bursts of sweetness
- 1 Tbsp jam, strawberry or alternative flavor
- 1 cup plain coconut yogurt or alternative yogurt
Add your yogurt first to your popsicle tray and fill to the top
Drop the jam on top and using a butter knife or popsicle stick swirl the jam around so that it goes to the bottom but not too much. You still want places with chunks of jam together and plain yogurt. Leave stick in just sticking out to create handle.
Put in freezer for 4+ hours or overnight to harden.
With lockdown in full force you can’t necessarily just run to the store to stock up on fresh fruit if it isn’t your weekly shopping time. The less your out the better. Most people have some kind of yogurt and some kind of jam in their house so this is your solution.
I found the jam stays in clumps which means you get various sweet bursts in your creamy ice lolly when you are eating them. The jam doesn’t harden like the yogurt so it’s nice and smooth when it hits your tongue. You can use any kind of jam you like, why not try two flavors at once? Depending on if your yogurt is plain or flavored already you can really go wild with this easy family recipe.
What’s your favorite ice lollies to make at home? Or perhaps you have never made your own…try these!!! Let me know what you think on social media and tag @letstalkmommy so I can reshare your creations!
I love this recipe the most because the kids can actually make it themselves without me having to lift a finger. Except of course, when I need to lift the ice lolly to my mouth, I am always here to be there taste tester.