Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Tumbleberry and yogurt iced lollies

Need to cool down, these gorgeous summertime treats are a doddle to whip up and are much better for you than the icy treats you buy from the shop. Made with fresh berries, some sugar and a little yogurt they have just the right amount of fruity tang to creaminess ratio to deliver a very satisfying ice lolly.

For many months I have been searching for the perfect iced lolly mold, ideally my perfect one would be metal where you can use wooden sticks, just like the one I remember from the 1970's from the little corner shop that made vimto lollies in summer. So far I have managed to buy a plastic one where the plastic handles snapped one by one and then a supposedly metal one which turned out to be plastic with a steel finish (and yes I did complain to the manufacturer - who frankly wasn't very forthcoming). So the search continues......

To make tumbleberry and yogurt lollies you need
  • 500ml mixed berries (can be frozen and defrosted)
  • 200-250g sugar (varies depending on mix of fruit you use)
  • 75ml of yogurt (I used a Greek yogurt)
  • Icing sugar
  • Ice lolly mold and sticks
To make the mixture
  • Start by making a over sweetened compote, using the berries, the sugar and just a drop of water to get the juices going in the pan. Once the berries are softened and the sugar dissolved, switch off the heat. 
  • Cool a little and then sieve to remove pips and seeds and any tough skins.
  • Cool and then taste for sweetness, what you are trying to achieve is just a bit too sweet before freezing. If you need to add more sugar then use icing sugar as this dissolves without heating.
  • Once you are happy with the level of sweetness, mix in the yogurt.
  • Pour into molds and insert lolly sticks
  • Freeze for at least 12 hours
Ta dah Tumble berry and yogurt iced lollies, on a hot sunny day you will be popular.


Laterly we are linking up to Bloggers scream for Ice Cream over on Kavey eats who's theme is Fruity ice lollies, this is perfect.

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