Dairy free and vegan ice lollies with just four ingredients

The sunshine we’re told is en route and as soon as the warm weather hits, we’re making a beeline towards the frozen section for a regular supply of ice cream and ice lollies, but the costs certainly stack up quickly and of course, it also requires a trip to the supermarket or a cheeky emergency Deliveroo. But what if there was a way to make great tasting lollies at home, that you could also give to kids, guilt free!

Our dairy free, vegan lollies have just four ingredients and once you have the base ingredients, they are easily tweaked to accommodate different flavour profiles too. Using dairy free yogurt, they also have a decent amount of creaminess to them, helping you bridge that gap between lolly and ice cream.

Whilst we have used soya yogurt and almond milk, these in all likelihood could be swapped for other dairy free yogurts and milks without any issue.

Strawberry Lollies

Prep time: 5 mins + freeze time / recipe makes 3 large lollies.

Ingredients:

10 strawberries

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp almond milk

4 tbsp soya yogurt

Method:

Put all the ingredients into a blender or Nutribullet. Blitz until smooth, pour into lolly moulds. At this point if you want to add in any extras such as chunks of fruit or even white chocolate chips, this is the point to poke them into the blitzed mixture inside the moulds, then pop in the freezer until frozen and then they’re ready to eat!

Mango Lollies

Prep time: 5 mins + freeze time / recipe makes 3 large lollies.

80g Mango (can use frozen or fresh)

1 tbsp maple syrup

3 tbsp almond milk

4 tbsp soya yogurt

Put all the ingredients into a blender or Nutribullet. Blitz until smooth, pour into lolly moulds. At this point if you want to add in any extras such as chunks of fruit or even white chocolate chips, this is the point to poke them into the blitzed mixture inside the moulds, then pop in the freezer until frozen and then they’re ready to eat!

Alternative flavours:

Essentially the maple syrup, almond milk and soya yogurt are the key components, but when it comes to flavouring the mixture, do you! The great thing about these is that they’re a brilliant way of getting more fruit into kids and adults alike and on a hot day, you can munch through these, no problem. We also love the idea of popping some bits of fruits or chocolate chips in to add texture, interest and a mix of flavour to the lollies, which should be done when the mixture is in the mould but prior to freezing.

Here are some other ideas for lolly flavours:

  • Banana (we’d use one and a half to two bananas for the base ingredient amounts given. If you need to loosen the mixture, add a little more milk and yogurt.
  • Peach – use 80g of diced peaches for base ingredient amounts.
  • Other ideas: Raspberries, cherries (stones removed).
  • Fancy something sweeter? Try mixing the almond milk with some dairy free cocoa powder for chocolate lollies, you may need to melt the chocolate powder in a very small amount of hot water first and allow to cool.
  • For coffee lovers (but not the kids), mix the base ingredients with two shots of espresso.