I was going to start out by saying how much I love summer! But to be honest I love most of the seasons.
Autumn probably being my favorite followed by summer, winter, and well I don’t really like spring.
It’s such an awkward season.
After winters I just don’t have the patience for spring, I just want it to be summer.
Summer is when it's hot and it's light out until late. It also just reminds me of being young and free. No matter how long I have been out of school, summer always feels like freedom to me!
And it is summer!
Which means it’s not only time for freedom, but ice-lollies (Popsicles)!
They are also a staple of the summers of my youth. Ice-lollies are pretty much acceptable any time, anywhere all summer long!
In fact I think this cartoon by Natalie Dee sums it right up.
Ice-lollies are widely available in-stores and will not break the bank, but it’s fun and super easy to make them at home! There is the added bonus of no flavor additives when they are homemade.
Then there are the endless flavor combos and colors one can use to make some really fun ice treats!
I stuck to what I was craving this time and I was after mango! I could have mixed it with coconut or lime or orange or anything tropical, but I was sticking to what my taste buds were telling me and I made these:
Yogurt Mango Ice Lollies
1 large mango
1 tsp caster sugar
200g mango yogurt
Cube just a little more than half of the mango and puree with the sugar. Mix in the yogurt and pour into the mold about half way. Thinly slice the rest of the mango and slide it down the sides of the ice-lollie mold. Top up the molds with any left over mix. Put the tops on and freeze over night.
They were exactly what I was after! My girls loved them too! I used Muller Light Greek style yogurt mango flavor. It was a good mix with the mango puree it was creamy and cooling!
I am sharing this post on Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge over on Kavey Eats! The theme for June was fruit and fruit is perfect for any ice-y treat!
On average how many ice-lollies do you eat in the summer? What’s your favorite flavor? Please leave a comment below, on twitter or facebook!
notes: this post was written in association with Sainsbury’s; please see my contact/policy page for further information. The ice-lollie mold pictured above is available in stores now! In America we call them Popsicle's, which is a name brand.