Creamy, refreshing and with no refined sugar, these strawberry coconut milk ice lollies make a great frozen treat or dessert for summer. Plus, with only three ingredients they are super simple to make and much healthier than bought ice lollies and ice creams! They're also vegan!
I have to say, I love spoiling my family with frozen desserts like these coconut milk ice lollies. It's great to have something homemade in the freezer when everyone wants dessert and they also make great after school snacks.
A few years ago I made pineapple and coconut milk ice lollies which have become a real favourite. So, it was only natural that I started to think about how to use strawberries in our favourite homemade fruity ice lollies.
Strawberries are great in these. Everyone loves strawberries. When they're in season they're naturally sweet and so tempting too!
What ingredients do you need for these ice lollies?
Can you believe that you conly need three ingredients for these strawberry ice lollipops? They are:
- Strawberries - Use fresh sweet juicy strawberries. It's best to make this when strawberries are in season if you can.
- Coconut milk - I use a can of full fat coconut milk. It makes the ice lollies a bit more creamy. You can use low fat coconut milk and they will still taste great but just a bit more icy.
- Maple syrup - This just adds a little extra sweetness. You can replace it with agave nectar as another vegan alternative. If you don't mind whether they are vegan or not then honey also works really well.
How to make strawberry ice lollies
These strawberry ice lollies couldn't be easier to make. There's no cooking involved either. You just need to add all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth.
Then pour the liquid into ice lolly moulds. Freeze for at least 6 hours and then they're ready to eat.
To get them out of the ice lolly moulds, just run the mould under the hot tap for 30 seconds and they should easily come out.
What kind of blender do you need?
You can make this using a stick blender or a jug blender. I usually use my Froothie Evolve which is a powerful jug blender. It means I don't need to chop the strawberries up before blending.
If you use a stick blender it will still work just as well but it's a good idea to chop the strawberries a little before blending.
By the way, if you have too much mixure for your lolly moulds, just drink the leftovers as a smoothie!
Adaptations and substitutions
There are many ways you can adapt this simple ice lolly recipe.
- Use a different fruit - peaches, mango, blueberries or other berries
- Use yogurt instead of coconut milk - This will give the lollies a tangier flavour though
- Use a different sweetener - Agave nectar, honey or even just some sugar will all work
- Add half a teaspoon of vanilla extract for a hint of vanilla flavour
- Add a few chopped strawberry pieces after blending if you like the idea of bits of whole fruit in the lollies.
How long can you freeze them for?
They are at their best if you eat them within three months but in our house they are usually gone within a week!
What if you don't have any ice lolly moulds?
If you don't have any ice lolly moulds you can use old yogurt pots instead. Put them in the freezer and after an hour insert sticks into the top.
Or make the mixture into frozen bark instead. Just pour the blended coconut milk and strawberry mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and put it in the freezer. Once it's frozen you can break it up and serve it in pieces.
More fruity frozen desserts
If you like these strawberry coconut milk ice lollies do check out my frozen desserts recipe collection. You might also like one of these frozen treat recipes:
Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Lollies
- Ice lolly moulds
- 400 ml Coconut milk I use the full fat variety
- 400 g Strawberries
- 2 tbsp Maple syrup Can be replaced by honey or agave nectar
- Put all the ingredients in a blender and blitz till smooth. You many need to chop the strawberries a little depending on their size and your blender.
- Pour the liquid into ice lolly moulds. Freeze for at least 6 hours.
- Run the ice lolly mould under a hot tap to release the ice lolly.
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