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Strawberry, coconut and vanilla ice lollies

Strawberry, coconut and vanilla ice lollies

Posted by Marie-Eve Maitland on 21st Jul 2016

Summer is here... or is it? But let's be honest, you do not need hot weather to eat ice cream or ice lollies otherwise the whole frozen food market wouldn't exist! These ice lollies are incredibly easy to make and are a great substitute if what you want is something tasty and healthy.

Ingredients (makes 10)

  • 300g ORGANIC strawberries* (or add a few other berries to mix it up)
  • 2 cups coconut milk (400 - 500ml)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons Natural Erythritol
  • Optional (add a few slices of strawberry)

Directions

  1. Clean and hull your berries and, using a blender whizz this up
  2. Whisk the coconut milk and vanilla together, making sure there are no lumps left. Add this mix to the fruit 
  3. Gentle fold in the strawberry slices (if using)
  4. Divide the mixture between your ice lolly moulds. Leave to set in the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight.

*Organic strawberries may cost more, but it's a price worth paying, scientists say. The fruit is both tastier and better for your health, research shows. The most detailed study of its kind has found that they contain higher levels of anti-cancer nutrients than fruit sprayed with chemical pesticides.

The Environmental Working Group’s 2021 ranks the twelve top produce items that contain the most pesticide residues and strawberry are at the top of that list.