What a damp squib August has been. Yeah, we’ve had a few days of sunshine here and there but the traditional run of hot summer days has felt distinctly autumnal (and wet) much of the time.
Still, some of you have found the sunshine and motivation to share some crowd-pleasing coolers.
You’ll see in a moment why Margot from Coffee & Vanilla, is a lady after my own heart with these gorgeous Banana & Custard Ice Cream Lollies. Super quick and easy, using ready made custard as their base, these are a perfect way to offer up a tasty frozen treat within just a few hours.
First up, a wonderfully inventive idea from Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary – these Blackberry Breakfast Pops make it totally OK to have an ice lolly for breakfast, by combining blackberries and yoghurt to make a colourful froyo, and adding in some crunchy granola! I think this is such a clever way to add texture and another flavour.
Like Margot, I was all about the bananas this month. My Roasted Banana & Cream Ice Lollies are inspired by a South American paletas recipe I jotted down a while ago and I have to say, roasting the bananas before blending the mix really gives such a wonderful mellow flavour. I used rich double cream instead of yoghurt.
Kellie, author of Food To Glow, has created another healthy version of a very indulgent classic. Her Chocolate-Raspberry Fudgsicles use avocado, yes you read that right, combined with greek yoghurt to create a creamy, rich base flavoured with cocoa powder, raspberries, honey and vanilla.
Margot gets the double duty BSFIC award this month, as she posted a second delicious recipe for Raspberryade Ice Pops. And she ought to get an award for double leftover usage too – the raspberryade itself was a way to use leftovers from making a raspberry spong cake, and the ice pops were a way to use the leftover raspberryade – good thinking, Margot!
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Delicious collection of frozen treats!
Thank you Kavey for including my ice pops in such a great company. It seems that berries and bananas were favourite flavours of August 😉 I also quite like the idea of turning gin & tonic into ice pops… great end of summer treat!
Margot, the thanks are all to you, definitely the star BSFICer of the month! 🙂
It’s miserable and wet today but this has made me feel much more summery! Love the look of Margot’s banana and custard lollies.
Yes, it’s pouring outside so a reminder that it’s meant to be summer is no bad thing!
They all sound wonderful but I have to say I’d be picking the G&T ones … well, if the weather was nice anyway – I think summer is over!
I want to try all of them!
Some lovely ideas! I was hoping to join in again this month but didn’t find the time. I just hope the weather improves so we can enjoy some of these in the sun again before summer actually does end!
Corina, no worries, there’s another one starting on the 1st.
Mmmm ice cream! Some fantastic ideas here! I’ve just received a brand new ice cream maker, so expect some more entries from me over the coming months! 😀
That’s fabulous, looking forward to them!
These look soooo good! I love ice pops – even when the weather cools. Great ideas here!
It all looks delicious! I wish the sun would come back out to play and give me an excuse to try some of these!
Me too but they’re good in the warmth of one’s house too!
What a fabulous line-up! I am particularly taken with those G&T lollies…! Now all we need is the hot summer weather to complement them (hahaha!)
I think we may be buggered on that one!!
Great list! I’m definitely trying the gin & tonic lollies.. and maybe the blackberry ones too! Pinned, thank you
What a super and cute ice creams !! :))