Once upon a time, all you needed for a homemade icy pole was a fizzy soft drink or flavoured cordial. We’ve moved on since then (thankfully!) but these healthier, sophisticated versions are just as quick and easy to make with as few as three ingredients, which we bet you already have in your kitchen. Think nuts, fruit, herbs and common baking ingredients like chocolate, desiccated coconut and vanilla bean. These icy-cold sweet treats are so easy to make, we guarantee you’ll be enjoying their cooling effects all summer long.
1¾ cups vanilla ice-cream
½ cup thawed frozen raspberries
1 tsp vanilla bean paste
¹⁄³ cup-capacity ice-block with 4 moulds
Put 1¾ cups vanilla ice-cream in a large bowl and stir until softened.
Put ½ cup thawed frozen raspberries and 1 tsp vanilla bean paste in a small bowl and stir to combine.
Spoon heaped teaspoons of mixtures, alternating between the two, into four ¹⁄³ cup-capacity ice-block moulds.
Insert a paddle pop stick into each and freeze for 8 hours or overnight.
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