Four homemade ice lolly recipes that will have you ignoring the ice cream van

*Hot weather klaxon* A heat wave has rolled in and we’ve hardly had time to switch out the winter duvet! Don’t fear, these super easy homemade ice lolly recipes vary from virtuous to sinful and are guaranteed to help you cool off.

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Blueberry and Vanilla Swirl

Makes 6 lollies

Ingredients:
300g fresh blueberries
500ml vanilla yoghurt

Method:

  1. Pop 300ml of your yoghurt and 200g of your blueberries into a food processor and whizz until fully combined.
  2. Transfer to a mixing bowl and carefully spoon in the remaining yoghurt and blueberries, gently folding in to create a marbled effect.
  3. Place the pops into the freezer for at least three hours.

Tip: Don’t have lolly moulds? Put the mixture in a paper or plastic cup, cover the top with tin foil and stick a fork or teaspoon through to make a handle.

Easy-peasy Banana Strawberry Pops

Makes 8 lollies

Ingredients:

4 large bananas, frozen
800g strawberries
2 tablespoons caster sugar

Method:

  1. Pop the strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle over the sugar. Microwave in 30 second intervals until the strawberries soften slightly and the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the strawberries and bananas to a food processor and whizz up until completely smooth.
  3. Spoon into your moulds and freeze for at least three hours.

Rainbow Lollies

Makes 6 lollies

Ingredients:
200g frozen blackberries
5 kiwis
Tin pineapple
3 large peaches
200g frozen raspberries
120g caster sugar

  1. Blend the raspberries with a splash of water and 30g of caster sugar in the food processor. Pour into the bottom of each mould, dividing evenly and filling one fifth of the way up.
  2. Pop in the freezer for at least one hour.
  3. Repeat the process with the peaches and pour on top (make sure the raspberry layer is completely frozen first!).
  4. Repeat with the pineapple pineapple but leave out the sugar.
  5. Repeat with kiwis and finally blackberries (adding 30g of sugar to each), making sure each moulds is full and level. Freeze for a final hour before enjoying!

Frozen Margarita Magic

Makes 4 ice lollies

Ingredients:
35ml tequila
15ml clear orange liqueur
125ml freshly squeezed lime juice
90ml fresh orange juice
85ml sugar syrup
Pinch of course salt (optional)

Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well (or combine in a cocktail shaker).
  2. Pour into moulds and freeze for at least three hours.

Tip: Just before eating, roll the tip of your popsicle in course rock salt for the margarita finishing touch!

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Maddy Potts

As Marketing Executive at Center Parcs, I’m lucky enough to hear all the amazing stories that come from our guests, our Villages and the wider travel industry. I’ll blog about the best ones, bring you some fantastic competitions and update you on all the exciting new activities and goings on at Center Parcs.