Fruit Ice Blocks Recipe

Inside: This Fruit Ice Blocks recipe makes a great, healthy treat for cooling down in the summer months!

When I was a child there was always a frozen treat after school in the Summer months. My mum was creative with her treats – they were all healthy and a great way to cool down and feel refreshed after a long, hot bike ride home. Some of the things mum tempted us with included:

  • Frozen quartered oranges
  • Frozen banana
  • Frozen yogurt tubs
  • Frozen, freshly squeezed fruit juice
  • A huge array of frozen milkshakes made with fresh fruit
  • Iced coffee (once we were in high school)

I have established the same tradition with my children. They especially adore the surprise factor of these fruit ice blocks as I like to create different combinations of fruity flavors, and opening the ice block cover to see what flavors is on offer that day is always great fun.

Easy Fruit Ice Blocks

Fruit Ice Blocks Recipe

Serves: 6-8
Preparation Time: 5 minutes plus freezing time (prepare a day in advance to allow freezing time)

You will need:

  • 200 ml lightly sparkling water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup raspberries

To make:

  • Combine the ingredients and fill ice block containers. Cover and place into the freezer.

Alternate fruit ice block flavor combinations:
Your imagination is the limit… use ingredients that are in season, in your fridge or in the fruit bowl. Some of our favorites include;

  • Orange, pineapple and apple juice
  • Coconut water, mint and melon
  • Peach, nectarine and natural yogurt
  • Milo, milk and cocao nibs
  • Banana, milk, cocao powder and natural yogurt

Handy Hints:

  • I recently discovered lightly sparkling water and the kids love it as a treat. I have been using it instead of taking soft drink to a party or gathering as it contains no sugar, colors or flavors, it is simply slightly carbonated water.
  • Buy extra stone fruit, berries or other seasonal fruit when they are in season, and then blend them and freeze the mixture in ice cube trays. This allows you to store the fruit and use it when it is no longer in season.  The frozen ice cubes can be easily added to baking or to milkshakes or ice blocks.

For more delicious after school treats, check out these related recipes;

How to make Frozen Banana Ice Cream
Marshmallow and Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie Recipe
Deliciously SImple Apple Slice Recipe


  1. I make basically the same thing only instead of sparkling water I use 1 cup — 250 ml — of boiling water to 1 cup of pureed fruit (with a little honey if the fruit is tart, and if I don’t have enough fruit I top up the cup with yogurt) plus one envelope of gelatine, following the directions on the package. The pops come out a little softer, don’t get ice crystals in them, and best of all melt slowly. No drips, less laundry…

    1. Kyrstie @ A Fresh Legacy says:

      The combinations really are endless aren’t they Frances? My boys eats them so fast that there is little time for drips to emerge, however anything that cuts down laundry is worth looking into 🙂

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