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Elderflower Ice Blocks



I’m a Summer gal so I love this time of year – the baking heat, the endless blue skies and the regular swims automatically put me in a good mood. But even I can get testy after a run of 40+ Celsius days with no relief.

Enter these Elderflower Ice Blocks with fresh fruit to save the day. Pretty, healthy and refreshing, they’re the ultimate antidote to feeling hot and bothered.

Made with three main ingredients — coconut water, elderflower cordial and fruit — these are ridiculously simple to make.

You simply semi-fill ice block moulds with whatever fruit you like — I love using grapes, berries and pomegranate seeds — and then top them up with coconut water and a dash of elderflower cordial. Freeze for a few hours or overnight and you have a lovely refreshing snack.






Elderflower Ice Blocks
Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Prep time: 
Total time: 
An easy and healthy ice block
  • 2 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large bunch grapes, washed (black seedless, ideally)
  • ⅔ punnet strawberries, hulled and halved
  • ⅔ punnet blueberries, washed
  • Seeds from ½ pomegranate
  • Approximately 600 mls coconut water (may vary slightly depending on volume of fruit used)
  • 1 tablespoon elderflower cordial
  1. Distribute fruit evenly amongst ice block moulds, pushing them down to the bottom with your fingers.
  2. Mix coconut water and cordial together in a jug and then pour into moulds until filled.
  3. Place wooden sticks into moulds and cover.
  4. Freeze for a few hours or overnight until set.
Gluten, nut and dairy free.
If you can't get your hands on elderflower cordial you could substitute pure apple or pomegranate juice instead.


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  • http://www.saltsugarandi.com Dani Elis

    These sound so good and tempting right now. I wish I didn’t have to wait for them to freeze :) It’s so muggy and sticky today… yuk! These would be perfect to combat a day like today!

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ The Hungry Australian

      Thanks, Dani! You could always try bumping your freezer up to high to help them freeze quicker? It’s been so dreadfully hot and humid hasn’t it? Thank goodness the weekend will be a little cooler!

      • thefloshow

        I bought a thing for my daughter for Christmas and she has been using it every day since. It is a block with 3 holes for 3 ice blocks. You keep it in the freezer all the time and when you pour the preparation it takes 5 to 9 mins to freeze. It’s fantastic. The brand is Zoku (terrible name in French) ;)

        • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ The Hungry Australian

          Oh, I’ve heard of these. It sounds like a great time-saver, especially if you have impatient kids! Thanks for sharing.

  • Berny @ I Only Eat Desserts

    What beautiful photos and a healthy recipe :) I’ve been going crazy making ice cream (currently have both matcha icecream and mango icecream in the freezer right now) but I’ll need to make these elderflower ice blocks to be more healthy. Thanks for the recipe!

    • http://hungryaustralian.com Christina Soong

      Thanks so much, Berny. Isn’t it nice making your own frozen desserts? Mango ice cream sounds amazing!

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ The Hungry Australian

      Thanks, Berny. Sounds like you’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen with that matcha and mango ice cream! I’m going to try mango yoghurt pops next :)

  • Steffen

    you have given me a nice idea on how i will prepare a healthy ice cream for my nephew. I’m sure they will like it.

    • http://www.hungryaustralian.com/ The Hungry Australian

      Thanks, Steffen. Hope your nephew likes it!

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