Heat wave!! Home made frozen treats

Heat wave!! Home made frozen treats

In my last post I talked about some summer activities for the kids which mentioned home made ice cream and so I had this post planned around it in keeping with the start of summer… little did I know we would be going through this heatwave! I definitely think this post Is appropriate to be published today!

As soon as the temps rise, everyone makes a mad dash to the supermarket and loads their freezers, with all the ice creams and frozen treats.

We can of course make our own at home, I’ve listed some quick and easy ideas below for healthier options as well as the bits and bobs needed

You can be as creative as you want and realise you can freeze and make deserts and treats out of so much you already have at home.

What you will need:

  • Ice pop molds found in all home stores and supermarkets
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Yoghurt
  • Bananas
  • Nutella
  • Other fruits of choice
  • Blender
  • Sprinkles and edible decoration is optional but very cute
  • Cones

“Nice Cream”

I love this idea! It’s basically getting a few frozen bananas and other frozen fruits of choice like strawberries and blending to the consistency of ice cream. The kids won’t even know they’re eating healthy snacks! You can add some nutella, a drop of vanilla or any combination you like, really. A great way to use up over ripe bananas too.

Serve in little scoops or a cone.

Yoghurt bark

A popular one in all the Mammy food blogs, this is also very easy to make.

You’ll want some Greek yoghurt, about 500grams and fruits of choice… berries being a favourite as well as some granola or oats and couple of tablespoons of honey to your sweetness to mix with the yoghurt.

Smooth your yoghurt mix on to a baking sheet on a baking tray, dot the berries on top and sprinkle your granola or oats for added crunch.

Freeze for a few hours then roughly chop it up for a handy and tasty snack.

Ice pops & frozen yoghurt pops

Here’s where you’ll need your popsicle molds

You can blend up whatever combinations you like and pour them in to the molds and have tasty frozen treats in a few hours.

Here are my favourite 5 blender combos

  1. Milk, honey,bananas and strawberries
  2. Yoghurt, Nutella and banana with peanut butter
  3. Coconut milk, mango and pineapple (add Bacardi for the adults to create a pina colada slushy!)
  4. Peaches, Greek yoghurt, a dash of double cream and honey
  5. Fresh squeezed orange juice, raspberries and blackberries
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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