It’s the tail end of the Summer holidays and the only phrase I’ve heard more than “Mum, I’m bored!” is “Mum, can I have an ice-cream?”
If I had a dollar for every time the kids asked me for an ice-cream, well, I’d be able to go out and buy a really nice pair of shoes and several fancy ice-creams with the change! So when I stumbled on some cute ice-cream cone shaped popsicle moulds at our local op-shop (thrift store) I snapped them up to make my own homemade iced treats. Find a similar Popsicle Mould here on amazon (aff).
No matter what you call them where you live, popsicles, icy poles, ice lollies or ice blocks, the fact is, they are so easy to make with ingredients you probably already have on hand, there is no need to go out and spend lots of money on sugar laden summer treats.
I scrounged around the pantry for an almost empty jar of Nutella and came up with this easy 3 ingredient recipe for Nutella Popsicles that only took me a few minutes to make.
It’s really very easy and you can adapt your recipe to make it as chocolatey as you like. I’ve kept mine fairly low in sugar with only a small amount of Nutella in the whole batch.
Any milk you have is fine, but full cream is best as low fat varieties produce a more icy block. If you have some cream you can add that too.
- 4 tbsp Nutella or similar Chocolate spread
- 3 tbsp full cream plain yoghurt
- 1 cup full cream milk
- Ice Pop moulds
Makes 4-6 popsicles depending on the size of your moulds.
You can measure the volume of your moulds by filling with water and then pouring into a measuring cup. This should give you an indication of how much liquid you need to make.
Popsicles are a great way to use up leftover smoothies when the kids leave half a glass behind, I’ve made some healthy fruit and youghurt ice pops here.
Have fun experimenting with your own recipes this summer.