a Choose carefully Snack

Recipe reproduced with permission of Montmorency Primary School.

  1. Blend or juice fruit individually and pour into separate jugs. (For example, put orange juice into one jug, watermelon into another.)
  2. Choose the fruit juice you want to have at the top of the icy pole and fill one third of the icy pole mould.
  3. Put into the freezer until juice has frozen.
  4. Repeat the process, but this time fill the icy pole mould to two thirds with your second fruit juice, place an icy pole stick in and freeze.
  5. Add the final layer of fruit juice and freeze.

Options include:

  • You can make the icy poles with 3 to 5 alternating layers of fruit juice, or using all different fruits.
  • As a general guide, to make four icy poles, try the following: blend 3 kiwi fruits with 1 small banana, 1 large orange juiced, and blend 1½ cups of mixed berries to make 3 alternating layers.

Recipe tips

  • Remember, juicing your own fruit or choosing 100% fruit juice is best – commercial juices often contain added sugars.
  • To increase dairy intake, alternate fruit layers with reduced fat yoghurt or mix yoghurt with banana.
  • Once frozen, you can remove the icy poles from the moulds, wrap in cling wrap and store in a large container until needed.