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    Peach Yoghurt Ice Blocks

    As the Australian Summer continues so does our love affair with fruit: we’re spoilt for choice at this time of the year so my fruit bowls are overflowing.

    The other day I had a glut of peaches in the house. So I decided to make these easy-peasy  ice blocks to use up some of the excess.

    These Peach Yoghurt Ice Blocks require only four ingredients and couldn’t be easier to make – you simply blend peach flesh with honey syrup and then fill the ice block moulds with the peach mixture and yoghurt.

    If you don’t have peaches, you could substitute another stone fruit: apricots or peacherines (a cross between a peach and a nectarine) would be wonderful, too.

    I love how beautiful these ice blocks are – they remind me of tie-dyed fabric. You could keep alternating the peach and yoghurt mixtures for a more intense tie-dyed effect if you like.

    My two harshest critics — my kids — love these ice blocks so you know they have to be good. Enjoy! x

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    Peach Yoghurt Ice Blocks
     
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    Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
    Cuisine: Australian
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    An easy peach and yoghurt ice block
    Ingredients
    • ⅓ cup water
    • 4 tablespoons (60 mls) honey
    • 6 large peaches, a little over 600 grams
    • 200 grams sweetened Greek style yoghurt, vanilla yoghurt or coconut yoghurt.
    Instructions
    1. Heat up water in a small saucepan until hot but not simmering and add honey. Stir to dissolve honey and then remove from heat and set aside.
    2. Peel peaches and then halve and stone them.
    3. Process peaches in a blender or food processor until liquid and then add cooled honey syrup.
    4. Mix Greek yoghurt with honey.
    5. Pour peach mixture into ice block moulds until they are two thirds of the way full.
    6. Spoon a couple of teaspoons of yoghurt into each mould and then top with remaining peach mixture.
    7. Add paddle pop sticks and then freeze for at least five hours or overnight.
    Notes
    You can substitute the sweetened Greek style yoghurt or vanilla yoghurt with unsweetened Greek yoghurt or goats yoghurt mixed with 1-2 tablespoons honey if you prefer.

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    Elderflower Ice Blocks

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    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.

    Enjoy!

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    Elderflower Ice Blocks
     
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    Recipe type: Snack, Dessert
    Cuisine: Australian
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    An easy and healthy ice block
    Ingredients
    • 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
    Instructions
    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.
    Notes
    Vegan.
    Gluten, nut and dairy free.
    If you can't get your hands on elderflower cordial you could substitute pure apple or pomegranate juice instead.