15/07/2014

Greek Style Strawberry Ice's

We've had great fun with this months Tots100 and Center Parcs challenge. Daddy came home from work having read an idea for a simple ice lolly reciepe, so we decided to try it out. 

Deb Rogerson, Center Parcs ice lolly enthusiast, has shared her tips on how you can make your ice lollies pop with flavour and style too and her idea pretty much shadowed the recipe.
"Want to experiment with different flavours? Mix Greek yoghurt with a squeeze of honey, then just add your own additional flavouring. How about adding some crushed blackberries or blending banana in with the yoghurt? Transfer your mix to ice lolly moulds and set in the freezer".

This meant an excited trip to the supermarket for the monkeys, who usually try to avoid the dreaded shop wherever possible, but with the promise of choosing ice lolly moulds and getting the ingredients they took on the challenge with gusto!

What you'll need
A punnet of fresh strawberrys
Honey to taste (we used Manuka honey)
A large tub of Greek style yoghurt
2 Banana's (optional)
Ice lolly moulds or washed out yoghurt pots and lolly sticks
A hand blender

Method
This is a very quick and simple way to make your own ice lollies and I'll use the photo's to guide you through the very easy process!
Prepare the fruit. We used strawberries and banana, which daddy chopped up. Then the monkeys took it in turns to put the fruit into a mixing bowl.
Prepare the moulds. The monkeys chose a set of these ones each from the supermarket. Only £1.50 for a set of eight. This is big monkey having unpacked their moulds.
Little monkey is last to help put the fruit into the bowl.
Next add the Greek style yoghurt and spoon out any left in the tub.
Add a spoon of honey to sweeten the mixture (and be sure to let your monkey dip their finger in for good measure!)
An adult then needs to blend all the ingredients together with a hand blender. The monkeys 'helped' with strict supervision.
Share out the mixture between the moulds with equal measures. The monkeys each did their own here.
Finally put the lids on the moulds ready to pop into the freezer to set! This was the perfect job to round off such a simple ice lolly making frenzy.
Optional. Pose for the camera and say 'cheese', showng off your wares. Don't the monkeys look pleased with their creations! Then ask an adult to pop the ice lollies into the freezer and leave to set.
We left our ice lollies in the freezer for 2-3 hours and then the monkeys enjoyed seeing how they had turned out and of course having a taste.
Once we had mastered getting the lollies out of their moulds both the monkeys ate their super healthy lollies and took great delight in doing so, considering they had made them. 
This was such a fun activity and so simple too. What flavour ice lollies would you make?

This is my entry to the Center Parcs and Tots100 July challenge. If I’m chosen, I would like to visit Elveden Forest.




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