We have made these delicious Volcanic Ice Lollies as part of 3 Princesses 1 Dude’s A-Z Cooking with Kids blog hop. You may have also seen our other post Delicious Dinosaur Dinner Recipe Collection, with some other recipes related to this theme. You can also check out the Dinosaur Party Ideas post for more ideas.
As we had some frozen berries left over from the Lava Smoothies, we decided to use them in this recipe. You can just as easily use raspberries or strawberries instead. We decided to make four different versions of this recipe to see which we liked the most. We made Berry Ice Lollies, Berry, Vanilla and Coconut Ice Lollies, Half Berry-Half coconut Ice Lollies and Coconut-Berry Burst Ice Lollies. Both of my children have loved the idea of dinosaurs for many years. Their visit to the Natural History Museum in London to see Dippy, the Diplodocus, inspired them to ask more questions about that pre-historic time. Following on from their interests in this topic, the finished versions of these lollies all reminded us of the lava flowing from a volcano so we decided that they were Volcanic Ice Lollies.
Volcanic Ice Lollies Recipe: Four Versions
250g black forest fruits, raspberries or strawberries
1 tin coconut milk
2 tbsp of maple syrup or honey
1 tsp vanilla essence
Berry Ice Lollies
1. Add the berries to the food processor.
2. Put in 2 tbsps. of maple syrup or honey.
3. Under adult supervision, turn on the food processor to mix these ingredients. Press the pulse button to help break down the berries, if they are frozen berries.
4. Spoon into the lolly moulds. Don’t fill them too full as the lollies will expand as they freeze.
5. Put any left over mixture into a jug to use in the Half Berry-Half Coconut and the Coconut-Berry Burst Ice Lolly moulds later.
6. Wash the food processor and utensils so that they don’t have berry juice on.
Vanilla and Coconut Ice Lollies
1. Add the coconut milk and vanilla essence to the food processor.
2. Under adult supervision, mix the two ingredients using the food processor.
3. Pour the mixture into one of the ice lolly moulds.
4. Save some of the mixture for the Coconut-Berry Burst Ice Lollies. Make sure this is kept separate from the Berry Ice Lollies mixture, until needed.
Coconut-Berry Burst Ice Lollies
1. Follow the instructions for the Vanilla and Coconut Ice Lollies recipe.
2. Fill an ice lolly mould up to about three-quarters full with some of the left over coconut mixture.
3. Put one spoon of the berry mixture, from the left over Berry Ice Lollies recipe above.
Half Berry-Half Coconut Ice Lollies
1. Add the remaining coconut mixture and the remaining berry mixture to the food processor.
2. Under adult supervision, mix all of these together.
3. Pour the combined mixture into the remaining ice lolly moulds. Use a spoon if the mixture is quite thick or tricky to pour.
Place in the freezer when all of the mixture is used/the moulds are all full. Enjoy!
You can find lots of recipes to encourage children to cook more independently on the blog hop below. There is a recipe for every letter of the alphabet.