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Monday, 11 August 2014

Frozen yoghurt, blueberry and Cassis ice lollies ... a little bit naughty, but very nice

We had a slightly perverse reaction to Big Bad Bertha, the summer storm that passed this way yesterday. We battened down the hatches, put on some summer music ... and made ice lollies.  It may have looked like autumn outside, but inside we were holding on tight to those precious summer vibes.



Maybe it's just me; maybe I'm in denial. But the truth is that I'd like the world to stop so that summer can go on forever. These wonderful carefree days of sunshine (when Bertha's not around), no school deadlines and all the time in the world to do whatever we feel like suits me just fine. Another game of swing-ball anyone?

Anyway, back to the serious business of ice lollies: here's one of our lemonade lollies, proudly displayed by Emi, my sous chief.



We made up the recipe for lemonade, which I posted here: homemade lemonade recipe and poured some of it into our lolly moulds and bingo we had the very best lemonade lollies in town.

We've tried different types of smoothies as fillers for our lollies, but one of my favourites is this frozen yoghurt and blueberry ice lolly with a naughty little splash of Cassis to jolly things along.

Ingredients (for 5 to 6 lollies)



150 g blueberries
40 g Xylitol or sugar
250 g Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
30 ml Cassis  (if you prefer not to use Cassis substitute another 30 ml of water instead)
20 ml water

Method

Wash your blueberries and tip them into a saucepan with 30 ml of Cassis and 30 ml of water. Add the Xylitol and heat over a gentle heat for several minutes until the blueberries start to pop. You could use sugar instead of Xylitol, but I've been telling everyone who'll listen to me recently about this great sugar substitute that doesn't rot your teeth ... check out my lemonade post for more details.


Remove from the heat and add the Greek yoghurt and lemon juice. Stir to an even consistency and fill your lolly moulds.  Place in the freezer for several hours or ideally overnight.



Enjoy with sunshine, summer music and your nearest and dearest,

Bonny x




10 comments:

  1. Ooh delicious. Funnily enough, we have the same ice lolly moulds and I made chocolate and strawberry milkshakes ice lollies with blueberries. the kids loved them. Yours look fab. x #alphabetphoto

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  2. Yours sound good too, Ali. I can imagine the little people were very happy when you made them. Thanks for stopping by. All the best, Bonny

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  3. Oh yum. Great way to hang onto the summer too. We have similar ice lolly moulds, except they are not transparent. Makes for a surprises sometimes, if I forget which ingredients I put in them! #AlphabetPhoto

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    1. Thanks, Cheryl. Yes, it's hard to remember what you made them from as there are so many possibilities out there. Still it's always nice to have a surprise. All the best, Bonny

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  4. Oh, we haven't made ice lollies for a while, must do that! #Alphabetphoto

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    1. And let's keep our fingers crossed for some more summer weather to enjoy them with! Thanks for stopping by. All the best, Bonny

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  5. Ooh those look lovely! #alphabetphoto

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. All the best, Bonny

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  6. That's well cool that not do they sound fab they look fab too #alphabetproject

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