It's hot. I don't do heat. It's supposed to be Autumn or so Facebook reminded me this morning when I sat down to do this post. And it's hot. 31 degrees in Sydney all week. Personally I think there's a weather conspiracy. The weather people pick 31 degrees out of a hat and post it for the week. My car says it is 37.5. But 37.5 sounds such much less civilised and doable than 31 degrees, doesn't it? 37.5 brings up thoughts of sweaty people par-baking in a school playground at school pickup. Whereas 31...well..it brings up tropical islands with a breeze. That's where these strawberry and mango ice pops come in.
We all need those tropical island breezes when it's 37.5 or even just 31. There's nothing that soothes sweaty over heated over tired and basically overwrought kids than an ice block. And there's no better way to have them than by making them yourself.
These icepops are so easy to make that you can whizz them up in seconds and they will freeze in only 4 hours if you use silicone molds. So they are easy to do post school drop off and have them ready for school pickup.
Now, don't just take my word for it, these are yum, post school they have been a real treat especially when Miss 5 has been exhausted after a long day and on the verge of total self control shutdown. We may or may not have had a tantrum on the 37.5 degree concrete of our driveway recently.
I used reuseable silicone ice pop molds from My Lil Pouch to make these, we love the bright colours and the fact that they are reusable. Like the last pops I made I used, I've used my Kambrook Blitz and Go again, why? Because it blitzes so well and pouring from a spout is so much easier than pouring from a normal blender.
Mango treats are always a hit to kids, so I made more mango treats for them to enjoy:
Strawberry and mango ice pops
- 10 strawberries
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 300 mls apples juice
- Blitz together in a blender.
- Pour into molds freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
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