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Home-made Blackcurrant Ice Lollies

This is a great bit of fun for you and the kids for the summer and a money saving idea if the budget's a bit tight.


Makes up to ten lollies

100g blackcurrants
50g caster sugar
200ml water


Place the blackcurrants into a pan with 50mls water and sugar and heat whilst stirring, until the sugar has dissolved

Bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer for 3-5 minutes

Give the mixture 10 minutes to cool

Turn the mix into a puree in a blender or by mashing through a sieve.

Now add another 150mls of cold water and mix up before pouring into lolly moulds

If you have bits of mashed blackcurrant left behind, don't waste the fibre! Consider taking the lollies out of the freezer once the liquid has thickened but before it's frozen, and dropping in bits of blackcurrant to be frozen into the lollies.

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

20 minutes (not including freezing time)

Notes & Variations on Home-made Blackcurrant Ice Lollies

We're sure it goes without saying that you can make lollies with practically any fruit that's in season. And you can make them out of yogurt smoothies too. AND you can make multicoloured ones by only filling the moulds a third or half full before freezing, then adding in a different coloured juice on top and freezing again.

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