When the days are hot, there’s no better way to cool down than with an ice lolly straight from the freezer.
The thing about so many shop bought varieties though is that they’re expensive and full of sugar and E numbers. Sure, they might cool you down, but they’re far from good for you. But have you ever thought of making your own healthy lollies? Moulds for ice lollies are pretty cheap and most supermarkets sell them, so whipping up some homemade lollies is simple, tasty and cost efficient!
Here’s my easy-to-follow recipe on making delicious coconut and mango ice lollies. Using coconut milk helps to give these a creamy taste, while the mango is instantly refreshing.
- 2 x mangos
- 150 ml coconut milk (I use Alpro, which can be found in most supermarkets)
- 2 tsps agave syrup (optional, depending on how sweet you like your lollies)
How to make mango and coconut ice lollies
1. Peel and de-seed your mango, before chopping the flesh into small pieces. Place the pieces into a blender.
2. Add the coconut milk to the blender with the mango. Whizz for a couple of minutes, until you have a smooth paste. Taste, and add the agave syrup if you would like it sweeter.
3. Check the consistency of the mixture - it should be roughly the same thickness as a smoothie. If it’s too thick add a little more coconut milk.
4. Pour the mixture into the ice lolly moulds and put in the freezer for a minimum of 12 hours.
As you can see, these lollies are so easy to make. And the combinations you could make are endless; raspberry and lime, blueberry and banana, strawberry and coconut. You really can turn your favourite fruity combinations into ice lollies with just the tiniest bit of effort.