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National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day! Will you be celebrating with your favourite Ice Cream? 

DIY Homemade Ice Lollies

Ice Lolly

One of the biggest forms of plastic pollution is from food wrappers. The 2019 International Coastal Cleanup found that food wrappers were top of the list as the most reported item along beaches and waterways worldwide. 943,195 volunteers around the world removed a shocking 4,771,602 food wrappers in just 1 day. Typically food wrappers will be used just once to wrap and store their food item, then they will be discarded, left to break up in a landfill or floating in the ocean. It can take hundreds of years for flexible plastic wrappers to break down in the environment and as they do they can release chemicals into the surrounding environments. 

That's why if we can find ways to make our own at home and avoid the excessive food wrappers then we should! As the summer is here we thought what better than to look at homemade ice creams/ lollies, making your own at home with fruits and juices is not only a fun activity for the family but you'll get a delicious plastic free treat at the end too!

Try Some of These Ice Lolly Recipes!

We have a couple of our staffs favourite homemade ice lolly recipes for you to try out:

Recipe #1 - Tropical Fruit

What You'll Need:

  • 70g Frozen Pineapples
  • 100g Frozen Mango
  • 6 tbsps Natural Yoghurt 
  • 4 tbsp Honey

How to make it:

  1. Put all ingredients into a blender and mix them up until smooth. 
  2. Pour into ice lolly moulds and put in freezer to set for minimum of 4 hours, best left over night.

Recipe #2 - Summer Berry

What You'll Need:

  • 120g fresh blueberries
  • 120g fresh strawberries
  • 120g fresh raspberries
  • 120mls coconut milk (8 tablespoons)
  • 60mls honey (4 tablespoons)

Recipe from Mas & Pas - The Parenting Network

How to make it:

  1. Pop all your ingredients in a blender and blend them up until they are nice and smooth, although as we are using berries there will still be pieces of blueberry skin and seeds in your mixture.
  2. To remove these bits of blueberry skin you can put your mixture through a sieve, this will remove the bits and give you a lovely smooth mixture.
  3. Pour your mixture carefully into your reusable moulds and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Tips:

  • Make sure to wash your fruit before you start!
  • Be sure to buy local from markets to avoid plastic packaging, you can get coconut milk in recyclable cans or glass bottle and honey can be bought in glass jars.
  • I omitted blueberries and instead added a banana, I also used a natural yoghurt in place of the coconut milk as that's what I had in my house at the time. You can customize yours however you like! Here's how mine turned out:

Reusable Ice Lolly Moulds

Order your Ice Lolly Mould today! Customise your ice lollies and make your favourites whenever you want without the plastic.

We have moulds available in 4, 6 or 10 lollies and in the colours pink, green or blue. Each lolly comes with a reusable lolly stick and lid to prevent spillages. 

PLUS for you can get 10% off your order with code LOLLY

Ice Lolly Moulds

Order yours here today and say no to plastic wrapped ice lollies!

Sources:

1] Ocean Conservancy - Food Wrappers Top List of Items Found on Beaches, Waterways Worldwide for First Time in More than Three Decades, Ocean Conservancy Report Reveals

2] Mas & Pas The Parenting Network - Triple Berry Homemade Ice Lollies

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