Sweet treats

Grapefruit and mint homemade ice lollies

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Top up on vitamins while enjoying a delicious treat with our recipe for fruity homemade ice lollies. With fresh summer flavours, they’re ideal for enjoying on a warm, sunny afternoon.

Grapefruit is full of flavour and teeming with health benefits. It’s a rich source of powerful antioxidants. For instance, in just half a grapefruit, you’ll find 64% of your recommended daily amount of vitamin C! This helpful vitamin has a raft of functions, including keeping our cells healthy, maintaining healthy skin and blood vessels and supporting our immune system. Find out more about the powers of vitamin C in Liz’s podcast with Dr Thomas E. Levy.

A flourish of mint gives our homemade ice lollies a refreshing kick and really adds to the summer flavours – even better if you can grow your own at home too.

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Ingredients

  • 2 red-flesh grapefruits, juice
  • 1 mint leaf per 2 lollies, sliced in half vertically
  • 200ml water
  • 6 lolly moulds

Method

  1. Mix the grapefruit juice and some water together and  pour into the lolly moulds until half way up.
  2. Place the halved mint leaves vertically into the lolly moulds and place in the freezer for at least 3 hours.
  3. When the bottom layer has frozen, top up with the remaining grapefruit mixture and leave to freeze overnight.