Once the summer holidays are here my kids think daily ice-pops are obligatory. In a bid not to spend a small fortune on summer ice-creams, I like, when time prevails, to keep a stash of the homemade variety in the freezer. Ice-pops are ever so easy to make. If you haven’t the little ice-pops moulds, a disposable cup and an old, clean, lollypop stick will give the same result. Throughout the summer months the boys and Millie tend to take over at least one shelf of my freezer, and pack in their own homemade ice-pops. These are normally made with simply water and a drop of cordial. They’re a real novelty for the hot days, and I’m always glad the children are getting an extra bit of hydration. At the moment, I’ve an abundance of strawberries in the tunnel, so a few handfuls are often used to make these strawberry yogurt pops. They're made in minutes, taste great and they're considerably more nutritious than a shop-bought variety.

Super Simple Strawberry Ice-Pops 
Makes approx 6 pops 

Ingredients 
200g strawberries 
50g icing sugar 
200g Greek yogurt 
1 tsp vanilla extract 

Method 

  1. Using a blender, blitz the strawberries and icing sugar until smooth. Add the Greek yogurt and vanilla extract and blitz until combined. 
  2. Divide the mixture between six ice-pop moulds. Freeze for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, when the pops will become solid.