The weather is certainly warming up and there is nothing better on a hot day than a tasty icy pole, ice cream or frozen yoghurt.
A couple of years ago, I was given these great icy pole moulds for the kids and I have only used them a couple of times. Now that the kids are a little bit older, I can see them getting a lot more use. When the days are hot, Mark will ask for an icy pole most days after his quiet time and I see no reason not to give them one. When I get the ones from the supermarket, I will get the Berri 100% natural juice ones, as opposed to Zooper Doopers or similar.
We have had a couple of bananas that have been going a nice browny colour, so I decided that they would be suitable candidates for our first batch for this Summer. I essentially put all the ingredients into the blender and made a thick smoothie, then poured it into the moulds – so simple. If you don’t have icy pole moulds, you could just freeze it into a container and scoop it out, like you would frozen yoghurt, as desired.
Make sure you make these a day before you want to eat them to make sure they are sufficiently frozen, although a good 8 hours in the freezer should be plenty. Needless to say, these were a hit!
- 2 ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
- Peel and place banana into blender along with blueberries yoghurt, cinnamon, milk and honey and blend until smooth. If too thick, add some extra milk.
- Pour into icy pole moulds and insert sticks or pour into a container.
- Place into the freezer and freeze for at least 8 hours or overnight.