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Not all Ice-Lollies are Bad, Try this Healthy Option
Ice-Lollies go a long way in making hot days bearable.
In great news, a quick weather check indicates that we will have clear skies and sunshine for most of the festive season. That equates to a lot of fun out-door family activities and there might be sweating involved. So Ice-Lollies are a yes.
I distinctly remember growing up, the sound of a mallet on metal signaled that the ice-cream trolley was close by. Another common feature was the guy with the colored bucket carrying ‘cools’ for 1 shilling.
If I had a shilling for every cool I ate back in the day, it would easily add up to a few thousands.
I digress. Nowadays it’s hard to trust any ice-vendor you see on the streets, because you the source of their product is unknown and typhoid is a frightening reality.
Parents who don’t want their children eating anything with refined sugar, often find themselves at pains to explain to their toddlers why ice lollies are a no. Healthy U has a simple solution for this.
With these easy steps, you can make healthy ice lollies and carry them with you for any planned/unplanned get-togethers.
What you need:
- 2 litres of water
- 8 squeezed lemons
- 2 cups of sliced strawberries
- Lollipop sticks
- Lolly moulds
- 3/4 tsp of stevia (add more if required)
Fun Fact: Stevia can be used in place of sugar when baking.
It is a sweetener and sugar substitute extracted from the leaves of the plant species Stevia rebaudiana. It’s calorie-free and the plant extract can taste 200 times sweeter than the same amount of table sugar.
- Mix the water, lemons stevia and strawberries in a bowl.
- Add the liquid to ice lolly moulds.
- Then put the lollies in the freezer for 1 hr or until the mixture is solid enough to support a lolly stick.
- When this is done, push a lolly stick 3/4 of the way into each lolly mould and freeze overnight.
There you have it! We guarantee that these homemade sugar-free strawberry lemonade ice lollies will have the kids drooling for more – and why not, it’s healthy after all!