It was quite hot last week. I thought I might try my hand at some home made ice lollies but I wanted something a bit unusual and I found this recipe on Pinterest. It includes plain almond milk – I’m experimenting with various dairy alternatives at the moment – for no good reason other than curiousity really but I hope that this will appeal to anyone who is lactose intolerant or suffers dairy related allergies.
I used one ripe banana which had been frozen in advance (this apparently helps with the texture of the final product); about half a tin of peach slices (although you could use a fresh ripe peach), about 250ml of almond milk (I used plain); a tsp of vanilla essence and a squirt of agava nectar (to taste – I probably used a bit too much as my banana was really ripe and very sweet already!); and a pinch of cinnamon.
Whizz all the ingredients up together and pour into moulds:
Leave in the freezer for a couple of hours until set and enjoy!
(I assume that the tip about having the banana frozen in advance has to do with the fact that, oftentimes, homemade ice lollies come out with an unpleasant, sharp little ice shard texture. Apparently this is to do with the fact that home freezers do not freeze fast enough so speeding up the process by having a colder mix to start with should help. I will probably try freezing other fruit ingredients next time too).