Summer Days

Today Little Guy and I are having a go at making our own ice blocks (popsicles).

We found this simple recipe for Jelly Quixicles by Alison Holst (from New Zealand)

2 Tbsp jelly crystals - we had strawberry jello
1/2 boiling water
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp banana or strawberry NesQuik (we left this out since we don't have any and we have used flavoured jelly)
2 Tbsp milk powder

Dissolve the jelly crystals in boiling water. Add the other ingredients and whisk untik smooth. Freeze quickly in moulds.

We have a quick-freeze option on the freezer but the mold is too high for the shelf, so we're hoping it will still work in the normal freezer.


  1. Good old Alison Holst, those sound (potentially) very yummy! How did they turn out? Must give them a go when summer rolls around here in NZ.

  2. Hey Jac. We have a favourite recipe here for home made iceblocks - whiz up a can of peaches (including the juice)in blender (or with a stick blender, then mix in one pottle of yoghurt. It is really easy and delicious!!!

  3. I'm thinking I need to get in on the popsicle making fun, my boys keep asking I just haven't gotten any molds yet.

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  5. Well... they were not full enough in the moulds so we had a bit of trouble getting them out. Mr T had to eat his with a spoon. They both said they were yum.
    Cathy I have that peach yogurt recipe, will try tomorrow! thanks!


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