We love these healthy ice blocks! Buy some cute moulds and the kids will love them!
- 1 mango (flesh only) or 2 large cheeks frozen mango (200 g) or other fruit
- 1 cup (250 ml) apple juice or other juice
- ½ cup (125 ml) water
- 1 passionfruit (or ¼ cup of finely diced fruit of your choice)
- Put the mango, apple juice and water into a small food processor and purée until smooth
- Scoop the passionfruit pulp into the bottom of 4 x 150 ml ice block moulds, top with the mango mixture, and set in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Remove from the freezer when set, pull out of moulds and serve (see Cook’s tip).
Health tip: Making ice blocks at home are not only fun, but you will know exactly what you are putting in them. Ice blocks can be made out of almost any combination, but for a creamy version you could substitute ½ cup milk and 1 cup yoghurt in place of the juice and water.
Use berries or peach instead of the mango and use finely diced fruit instead of the passionfruit. Use 100% fruit purée (such
as the flesh of 2 oranges with ½ punnet strawberries), or get children to come up with their own combinations and help put them into the moulds. They will enjoy eating them even more if they helped make them.
Cook’s tip: The mixture should come up about 1 cm from the top of the mould to allow a stick to be placed inside, and to allow for expansion during freezing. Top up with additional juice if this mixture does not fit your moulds, as moulds come in a large range of shapes and sizes.
When ready to remove them, run under warm water to help them come out of the moulds.
Per serve: energy 208 kJ, protein 0.6 g, fat 0.1 g, saturated fat 0 g, cholesterol 0 mg, carbohydrate 10.9 g, fibre 1.3 g, sodium 8.9 mg, GI low