There’s nothing like an ice cold, fruity popsicle to cool you down on a hot summers day. Whilst it's easy to buy one from your local supermarket, 9 times out of 10, they're high in sugar without an ounce of nutrient dense fresh fruit! At PRESS, we love a sweet treat and we've created 4 ice lollies with our healthy juices that you can make for picnics, parties and for when you're simply craving that cooling indulgence. We've also included wholesome ingredients you can find at home, should you need to substitute and for those with special dietary requirements these lollies are also:

 DAIRY-FREE

 VEGAN

 GLUTEN-FREE

 PALEO FRIENDLY

 

Strawberry and cream popsicle recipe

The classic British summer combo! A perfect balance between refreshing, creamy and sweet, this lolly is guaranteed to satisfy your cravings without jeopardising your summer bod. Not to mention that strawberries are a good source of vitamin C and vanilla is an aphrodisiac. They're utterly dreamy so we won't judge you if you eat two in one sitting...

INGREDIENTS:

Orchard 1 - Strawberry, Apple, Lemon, Mint.

Vanilla Leche - Spring water, Almonds, Rice, Medjool Date, Vanilla Bean.

METHOD:

  • Pour the Orchard 1 into an ice lolly mould so that 1/3 of it is full and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
    (Alternatively: Blend a handful of strawberries, 1 red apple, a squeeze of lemon and a mint leaf)
  • Once this has frozen, fill the middle section of the mould with a Vanilla Leche and freeze for another 30 minutes.
    (Alternatively: Use almond milk with a pinch of Vanilla powder)
  • Pour the final layer of Orchard 1 into the mould, insert a wooden stick and freeze completely.


    Classic Orange

    No summer is complete without at least one citrus lolly! We like ours with a little kick, in the form of cayenne pepper... you're going to have to trust us on this one. The pop is super rich in Vitamin C and is refreshing, sweet and tangy.

    INGREDIENTS:

    Grove 3, Sweet Citrus - Orange, Lemon, Tangerine, Grapefruit, Turmeric, Cayenne, Black Pepper

    METHOD:

    • Pour Grove 3 into your popsicle mould. It's best to add in the stick when it's partly frozen so around 15 minutes. 
      (Alternatively: Squeeze fresh orange juice (about 3 oranges), with the juice of half a lemon, tangerine and grapefruit, add a pinch of cayenne and a crack of black pepper)
    • Freeze for a further 15 minutes and there you go. Easy peasy citrus squeezy!  

    *Tip: If you’re feeling devilish, why not add a splash of alcohol to the mixture and turn them into icy cocktails on a stick? We know how to have fun too...

     

    Berry Berry Citrus Popsicle Recipe

    The ultimate thirst quencher and the easiest to make at home. If you have water and a lemon you're practically half way there. All the top spas serve lemons in water (because it's sooo good for you) but do they freeze them into ice lollies? Nope.  Berries are just the best as they are a great source of vitamin C and antioxidants which both support the normal function of the immune system.

    INGREDIENTS:

    Citrus Water - Water, Lemon Juice, Lime Juice, Agave Syrup, Cayenne Pepper.
    Berries - Raspberries, Blueberries.

    METHOD:

    • Pour the Citrus Water into the mould and add in any berries! We used raspberries and blackberries but any will work. 
      (Alternatively: Add  a squeeze of lemon and lime to water and mix a drop of honey)
    • Freeze for 30 minutes (don't forget to add the stick in after 15 minutes). 



    Matcha Popsicle Recipe

    Mint Choc Chip is a classic, indulgent ice-cream but we've created the healthier popsicle alternative! Matcha and Cacao are a winning combo because you get the sweet green tea flavour mixed with creamy cacao. The mint is optional and not to everyones taste but it adds an extra burst of flavour that is heavenly. Matcha is basically green tea using the whole leaf and may provide you with the energy boost you need as well as a good dose of antioxidants. Cacao is the unprocessed version of chocolate and is jammed packed full of special antioxidants called flavanols, which may support heart health. Taking all of the above into consideration… it would be rude not to.

    INGREDIENTS:

    Matcha Leche - Spring Water, Almonds, Rice, Medjool Date, Matcha Green Tea.
    Cacao Leche - Spring Water, Almonds, Rice, Medjool Date, Raw Cacao.
    Pea Protein* - Organic Vegan Protein - optional, for the 'POW'!

    METHOD:

    • Pour a Matcha Leche into a mould, we used 3/4 parts Matcha and 1/4 of a Cacao Leche
      (Alternatively: Use unsweetened almond milk with a pinch of matcha green tea powder and mix)
    • Freeze for 30 minutes (don't forget to add the stick in after 15 minutes).
    • Once frozen, pour in the Cacao Leche and freeze completely
      (Alternatively: Use unsweetened almond milk with a teaspoonful of cacao nibs and blend together)
    • *For that extra boost, these lollies are great for adding a scoopful of protein powder to!
    • Optional: a sprinkle of Spearmint, pistachios and a drizzle of Organic Coconut Syrup (sometimes indulging is inevitable).

     

     

     

    Comment below with your home recipes and we will feature our favourites in our next post! 

    Photo Credit: Jamie Vaughan

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    GROVE 3

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    CITRUS WATER

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