How does no artificial sugar added and probiotic filled ice lollies on a hot summer day sound? It’s delicious, and super easy to make!
What yoghurt should you use?
There are several yoghurts to use for this recipe, you can make your own yoghurt, or you can use your favourite plain yoghurt to layer these lollies.
To make your own yoghurt, I adapted a recipe from Coconut and What, which includes fresh coconut meat, scooped from the coconut shell and the use of some probiotics. This takes about 2-3 days, if you’d like to try it out!
However, if you don’t have much time, you can buy store-bought plain coconut yoghurt. For those who can eat dairy, I would highly recommend this Greek yoghurt. It is my absolute favourite, and I mix this with everything.
My non-dairy recipe…
I simply make a ‘yoghurt’ out of coconut meat blended with oat milk. I don’t add a lot of oat milk to keep the texture thick and creamy, but you can add more or less when you blend this, as you wish to make your desired consistency.
1 coconut shell makes about 1/2 cup of ‘yoghurt’ so you may need to get a few shells for this recipe. Additionally, you can limit the wastage by using the coconut water, instead of the oat milk.
What fruits go well with this?
The soft and watery fruits like:
Fruits like apple, pear, pomegranate or lychee wont layer and blend well with the yoghurt, as they are quite hard. Additionally, when you’re eating it, it wont taste so good when you have an ice lolly thats difficult to bite into.
You can keep these ice lollies in the freezer for about 1 week before it starts to smell and go bad.
I use the 4 mould ice lolly tray, but if you’re using a larger one, you may want to create more flavours and mix this around a little bit.
Fresh Fruit Ice Lollies
- 3 cups yoghurt (your preference)
- 1 cup mashed strawberries You need this chunky, and not puréed
- 1 cup mashed blueberries You need this chunky, and not puréed
- 1 cup mashed mango You need this chunky, and not puréed
- 1 cup mashed orange You need this chunky, and not puréed
- In a bowl, whip the yoghurt into a cream texture
- Start layering the ice lolly moulds by adding 1 tablespoon on yoghurt, and 1 tablespoon of fruit, until you reach the top of the mould. You can use one mould for one flavour, or mix it up as you wish
- You can add extra toppings like nuts, maple syrup, or melted chocolate in between the layers if you wish.