How To Make Fresh Fruit Frozen Treats
As a child growing up in country Victoria, summer was HOT. Summer to me as a child meant Christmas holidays, skiing on the river, camping, playing with friends until late out the front of our house, visitors, and frozen fruit drinks. To keep us cool, my Mum used to make my brother and I frozen ice blocks or drinks to have after school each day, or to have as a treat in the holidays and on the weekend. I have started to make these for Punky (nearly 4 years) as a treat. He loves them. These ice blocks remind me of the Summers of my childhood.
They have a dual purpose at the moment as a bribery tool, and also as a means to use up part eaten pieces of fruit. Cuddles (11 months) has started on finger food and is eating bits of fruit. This has meant that I have half eaten pieces on my bench most of the time. Making these ice blocks is a great way to use the fruit and to create a healthy summer snack for the kids.
You can use any fruit your children enjoy eating. The recipe is for the batch that I just made. I am not encouraging you to use half pieces of fruit! Use whatever is available for you. I don’t use ice cream when I make these for Punky but if you do use it it makes the ice blocks nice an creamy.
3 pieces of your fruit of choice or pieces of fruit as per my recipe below as an example:
- 1/2 Nectarine
- 1/2 Peach
- 1/2 Apricot
- 1/2 Banana
500ml of milk
1 scoop of ice cream (optional) or natural yoghurt
- Put all ingredients in a processor and whiz until combined
- Pour into ice block containers or suitable containers to freeze
- Place in freezer for at least 6 hours
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