We’ve been busy making some more treats while we’re at home through lockdown and today it has been some Blueberry smoothie ice lollies, which are perfect for this beautiful weather. We’ve had an absolutely beautiful spring where I live (In Hertfordshire, UK if you are new here) and with so much beautiful sunshine and more lovely days than dull days, it is one of the reasons I love this part of the country so much. We are lucky that we have a lovely little outdoor space that is just perfect for us in that it is extremely low maintenance and my little Oasis while we live adjacent to some wonderful fields. Despite having spent the last two months in lock down here in the UK we’ve been able to spend most of our time outside and it’s been wonderful.
Making the Ice Lollies
There is nothing more welcome on a beautiful hot day than an ice lolly and I thought it was the perfect time to give these baby & toddler ice lolly moulds by Nuby a try. We originally bought these for our daughter just before we started weaning her at the end of last summer with the intention of making fruit purees into ice lollies for her, but it didn’t quite happen as we got so caught up in baby-led weaning, so I have been so excited to make her some yummy smoothie lollies to try this year.
- 1 handful Blueberries
- 300 ml Milk of your choice ((We chose whole milk))
- Add milk to your blender
- Add a handful of washed blueberries
- Blend until like a smoothie
- Pour into ice lolly moulds
- Push on ice lolly mould handles
- Place in freezer for a couple of hours
This is such a simple recipe and will work with pretty much most fruits and not just blueberry, and you can definitely switch it up to suit your little ones dietary requirements (for example just swap the cows milk for an alternative if you need to).
Next I plan to try some raspberries, as they are my daughter’s favourite, along with some Strawberries when the summer really hits but you can try this recipe with literally everything because any fruit will go! I have some frozen mango in the freezer too that I plan to try because that will give that holiday-in-the-Caribbean vibe too. Bring your holiday home this summer and try lots of different flavours in this simple recipe.
Tell me in the comments, what is your or your little one’s favourite flavour milk lolly?