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Published October 28th 2012
Fruit salad icy poles - a 'berry' good idea
Get two sweets from the one dessert and teach the kids to make an easy healthy treat!

Everyone loves fruit salad, right? The only trouble is that it hardly ever all gets eaten, and you're left with a bowl of soggy fruit that sits in the fridge looking pretty unappetising.

fruit salad
Leftover fruit salad - don't bin it, recycle it!

However, there is an easy and tasty way to recycle leftover fruit salad, thanks to the marvellous inventions of icy pole molds and food processors.

Leftover fruit salad
Yoghurt (optional)
Honey (optional)

1. Using a food processor or stick processor, process the fruit salad until it is well integrated. It should be nice and thick as a result of this. If you're aesthetically inclined, you'll also notice that you have a really nice integration of the colours in the fruit salad.

Fruit salad
Whizz the fruit salad till it's nice and fine

2. If you have any leftover sweetened yoghurt in the fridge, combine it with the fruit salad mix to make a smoother icy pole.

Leftover yoghurt will make a smoother icy pole

3. Depending on how sweet your fruit is and what your personal preference is, you might like to add some honey at this point to sweeten the mixture a bit more.

4. Spoon the mixture into the icy pole molds and freeze. The icy poles usually take a full day to freeze completely, but leaving them overnight will guarantee they are ready.

icy poles
Nearly there...

5. Remove from molds and eat your very yummy, very easy, healthy treat.

icy poles
The finished product - gorgeous AND tasty

Kids will get a real kick out of eating something they made themselves, and you can vary the recipe in lots of ways. For example, if you use yoghurt you can experiment with fruit flavoured yoghurts, or venture into non-fruit flavours like vanilla, lemon-cheesecake and so on.

Obviously the different fruit combinations in the fruit salad will also make a difference. Berries are a fantastic addition to any fruit salad, and they result in brightly coloured icy poles. Melons will give a more subtle flavour.

Whatever you use, you will have a really yummy treat for those hot days coming our way. It's also an easy way to keep the kids occupied for a little while, making something they will love to eat and teaching them how to creatively avoid wasting food.
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Why? Use leftover fruit salad to make a tasty summer treat
When: Perfect for summer
Where: In the kitchen
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Great idea. My grandchildren will love it!
by Maure (score: 0|2) 2909 days ago
I love this idea! We never have left over fruit salad because it is a favourite lunchtime meal, but I will make these from scratch for sure..
by Katy Holliday (score: 3|1133) 2906 days ago
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