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How to make rainbow ice lollies

On a hot summer’s day, is there anything better than fruity, cool-me-down ice lollies? We think not. They’re mega easy to make at home too, so no need to chase after the ice cream van. Nice and nutritious with no nasty ingredients, all you need is a freezer, lolly moulds and fresh fruit. And the best part? The kids will love getting involved.

Don’t forget to get your fresh fruit for the recipe from Ocado’s Own Range and shop for ice lolly moulds here.


Makes 8 ice lollies

Total Time 15 mins, plus freezing time

What you’ll need

  • blender or food processor
  • 1 ½ bananas
  • 180g strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped
  • 8 ice-lolly moulds
  • 150g fresh mango, cut into chunks
  • 180g blueberries
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and roughly chopped

Steps to take

  1. Start with strawberries
    To create a rainbow effect, start off by making your strawberry layer. Slice ½ a banana and add to a blender or food processor along with the strawberries. Blitz until completely smooth, then divide the mixture between 8 lolly moulds.
  2. Move on to mango
    Rinse your blender or processor to clean off any bits from the previous step. Then add ½ a banana and the mango chunks and blitz until smooth. Carefully spoon or pour a layer of the mango mix into the lolly moulds on top of the strawberry layer. Take care when you do this to avoid blending the layers together.
  3. Bring on the blueberries
    Rinse the blender or processor again and then add your blueberries. Blitz until smooth, then carefully add to the lolly moulds.
  4. Add a kiwi kick
    Same as before, rinse your blender or processor again. Then add the kiwi and the remaining ½ of banana. Blitz until smooth and then add to the lolly moulds so that it sits on top of the mango layer.
  5. Freeze!
    Now that your rainbow layers are finished, it’s time for them to cool down. Remember to add the lolly sticks to the moulds while they’re still liquid, then freeze your lollies for at least 8 hours until solid. Once frozen, the lollies will keep for up to 1 month.
  6. …and release
    Once it’s serving time, simply run the outside of the moulds under warm water to release the lollies.

Looking for more fun things to do with your little ones? Check out these outdoor activity sheets perfect for the summer holidays!

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