The height of summer (please don’t be over just yet!) and this calls for ice cold treats straight from the freezer. What better than to make these papaya and apple ice lollies, simply made from puréed fruit alone, and enjoy a healthier treat with no added sugar. My kids barely noticed the difference in their glee at getting a homemade ice lolly. Great for a guilt-free treat for me too!
Papaya is not a fruit I buy regularly but I spotted a pack of them in the reduced section of the supermarket and felt compelled to buy them. Even more so when the man marking the prices down reduced them a bit more for me! It has a mellow and tropical flavour with a similar texture to melon. I remember my kids both loved it when they were babies! Adding the apple sweetens it up too.
The lollies were so easy to make, I can see myself filling the freezer with all different kinds of ice lolly now I have these handy moulds. See the Amazon affiliate link at the bottom of the page for full details.
I’m sending these papaya and apple ice lollies over to the August Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream (BSFIC) challenge with Kavey Eats, which has the theme of fruit this month. Do check it out for loads of icy summer inspiration!
A sugar free ice lolly made with just fruit, perfect for kids this summer
- 2 ripe papayas
- 2 sweet apples cored and chopped (skin on)
It is so simple! Remove the seeds from the papayas, and scoop the flesh out using a teaspoon. Chop up the apples.
Place the papaya and apple in a blender and blend till smooth.
Pour into lolly moulds (makes 6), put in the lolly sticks. Freeze overnight and serve!
I used these moulds from Amazon to make the lollies. Disclosure: This is an affiliate link.