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Summer Treats

We’ve come up with some fun food ideas for cooling down at home when the temperatures rise. Try making one of these cold and frozen treats next time your Brisbane Kids ask for an ice-cream—they’re guaranteed to please, won’t break the bank and are not full of added sugar like their store-bought counterparts.

Frozen Blueberry Sticks

Summer treats

What you will need –

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Plain Greek yoghurt
  • Wooden skewers
  • Sharp scissors
  • A plate
  • Tray lined with non-stick paper

Method –

Thread several blueberries onto a wooden skewer, leaving the sharp point clear. Snip the pointy end off the skewer to avoid possible injury when serving later on. Apply several dollops of Greek yoghurt to a flat plate. Roll your blueberry skewer into the yoghurt, making sure the berries are thoroughly covered. Place each completed stick onto your paper-lined tray. When you have used up all of your berries and they are on the tray, place in freezer. Serve frozen for a delicious treat!

Watermelon on a Stick

Summer treats

What you will need –

  • Cold watermelon
  • Ice block sticks
  • Sharp knife
  • Chopping board

Method –

This one is super simple! Firstly, leaving the skin on, slice your watermelon into triangular-shaped pieces, approximately 2-3cm thick. With your sharp knife, carefully pierce a 1cm slit into the skin of the watermelon and push an iceblock stick into the cut. And there you have it—a watermelon ice block!

Frozen Yoghurt Pots

Frozen yoghurt

What you will need –

  • Small pots of yoghurt
  • Ice block sticks
  • A small sharp knife

Method –

Pierce the centre of the lid of each yoghurt pot with your knife, making a slit approximately 1cm long. Insert ice block stick into slit, pushing as far in as possible. Place yoghurt pots so that they sit flat in your freezer. Freeze for several hours of overnight. When ready to serve, simply separate each pot and quickly dip into or run under hot water to loosen ice block. Remove paper lid and remove from container for a super-easy yoghurt iceblock!

Hassle-free Stick Iceblocks

Icy Pole

What you will need –

  • Stick iceblocks, such as Quelch Fruit Sticks or Zooper Doopers
  • Pegs
  • Paper towels

Method –

If your Brisbane Kids are anything like ours, simply cutting the top off and handing them one of these icy poles is not where your role in the process ends. These iceblocks constantly slip back down into the plastic sleeve and little hands find it very hard to push them back up again. Next time, try using a clothes peg and secure just beneath the ice block, holding it in place to be eaten and enjoyed. We also find that wrapping a paper towel around the icy pole stops complaints of it being too cold!

Frozen Jelly Grapes

Summer treats

What you will need –

  • Seedless grapes
  • Tray lined with non-stick paper
  • Jelly crystals (optional)
  • Bowl or snap lock bag

Method –

Wash, but do not dry the grapes. Sprinkle jelly crystals onto a plate or place in a snap lock bag. Toss damp grapes through jelly crystals until they are coated. Place on tray and freeze for a couple of hours (or simply place in fridge, if desired). Serve frozen. If you don’t like the idea of the jelly crystals, you can omit this altogether—frozen plain grapes are delicious too (and make awesome ice cubes for your wine without diluting it!)!

One Ingredient Banana ‘Ice-cream’

Summer treats

What you will need –

  • Bananas
  • Snap lock bags
  • Blender or stick mixer

Method –

This ‘treat’ is not really ice-cream at all! Peel and slice bananas into pieces, place into snap lock bags and freeze for several hours or overnight. Once frozen, simply blend your bananas until they have a delicious ice-cream consistency. Serve immediately.

Summer Treats

If your Brisbane Kids loved these delicious treats, then be sure to check out our other Yummy Recipes, including amazing Jelly Oranges

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2 responses to “Home Iceblock Ideas | Make Your Own Summer Treats”

  1. kahlen says:

    hi thanks for the frozen jelly grape thing it was really nice we had a little taste and wow it was amazing i hope that u guys make something like make your own cake something like that ☺

  2. Great ideas, where did you buy the wooden iceblock sticks in Brisbane?

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