at home with Alfresco

Summer is here and the best way to cool down is with one of these healthy and very tasty ice pop recipes.

Kiwi, berry and mint ice pops.

Kiwi, Mint & Blueberry Ice Pop
Blend kiwi flesh (take off skin), 2-3 mint leaves finely chopped, 2 handfuls of blueberries with ¼ cup of water until smooth. Fill the moulds and freeze.

You could use strawberries or raspberries instead of blueberries.

Mango and coconut ice pops.

Mango & Coconut
First layer:
Mix natural Greek yoghurt with a couple of tablespoons of shredded coconut and fill a third of the mould.

Second layer:
Blend fresh mango with a dash of water until smooth, fill the rest of the mould and freeze.

Mixed berry ice pops.

Berry Frozen Yoghurt
Blend 2 cups of frozen mixed berries with 1½ cups of natural yoghurt and ¼ cup of cold water. When mixture is a smooth consistency place in moulds and freeze.

Add whole berries to blended mixture for pops of colour and texture.

Ice pop moulds.

TIP: To get the frozen ice pops out of the mould, run the mould under hot water until you can pull them loose.

If you have any mixture left over, simply pour into a container and freeze for your own homemade sorbet. You can find the berry ($9.95) and twin ice pop moulds ($14.95) online.