Early in the summer, we tend to pick a lot of strawberries. Mostly because English strawberries have an awesome flavour in the summer – nothing like the imported varieties we eat year round. The Bug actually commented over breakfast one morning that one particular specimen was the best strawberry he’d ever tasted!
Inevitably though, we get a bit carried away in our quest for ever more perfect strawberries, and come home from the fruit farm laden with more fruit than we could ever eat in the time it stays fresh. Which is where the freezer comes in. We’ve made strawberry mojito sorbet, and created a frozen mocktail with berries slightly too soft to enjoy on their own. But we still had some left over, and no patience for jam, so ice-lollies were in order.
Strawberry Colada Ice Lollies
These frozen treats are delicious, and healthier than all the commercial ice lollies, with the addition of puréed fruit. We experimented with the quantities of sugar, and added some cream for a fuller taste. If you wanted to add a little rum for the adults that would work, for an authentic strawberry colada flavour – just make sure you know which is which before you serve them!
- 450g ripe strawberries, hulled
- 100ml coconut cream
- 200ml double cream
- 50g icing sugar
- juice of half a lime
- Put all the ingredients into a blender and whizz to a smooth puree.
- Optional: push through a sieve to remove strawberry seeds
- Pour mixture into lolly moulds (makes around 10 lollies)
- Freeze for at least 2 hours
- When ready serve, run mould briefly under a hot tap to loosen.
Check out our other ice-cream recipe treats; we have lemon meringue, salted caramel Twix, passion fruit and white chocolate, and a yummy banana ice-lolly with chunks of Crunchie bar!