There are so many desserts that work wonderfully during the summer months but the classic ice pops are my favourites. It’s like eating sorbet on a stick and they are a lovely refreshment when you just finished a meal on a warm summer night. Now that I’ve already let you in on my mango-coconut ice pops it would be straight out selfish to not share these golden kiwi ice pops with you simply because they are as delicious as they are healthy.
I love making my own ice pops. They are fun, easy to make and a great way to use fruit that is just slightly overripe. In fact it is the best you can use for your ice pops, especially when it comes to grapes. They turn incredibly sweet and allow you to skip added sugars. Same goes for the golden kiwi fruits. You can use the green variety for this as well but the golden one is much sweeter and contains a lot more tasty flesh. They carry a lot less seeds and the white, rather tasteless center is much smaller as well.
Kiwis are one of those lesser known superfoods. They contain almost twice as much vitamin C as citrus fruits and one kiwi covers your daily need of vitamin C. Apart from containing phytonutrients that help repair DNA they have also been researched in relation to sleep disorders. The study revealed that a consumption of two kiwifruits 1 hour before bedtime nightly for 4 weeks shows a significant improvement in sleep quality. There are so many benefits that come with eating kiwis so there is no reason why you should feel guilty when reaching for these Grape and Golden Kiwi Ice Pops after dinner. They are deliciously sweet and healthy, what more could you possibly want.
- 750g (1½ lb) green grapes
- 6 kiwis
- 5 mint leaves
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- Wash your grapes and mint, half the kiwis and scoop their flesh out with a spoon.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until fruit is broken apart. Strain through a mesh sieve and discard the seeds and skin.
- Pour the liquid into an ice pop mold and freeze until solid for at least 5 hours.