homemade ‘splice’ ice blocks | fresh pineapple juice + vanilla bean yoghurt

Everybody had a favourite ice-cream growing up; whether it be a Bubble O’Bill, Cornetto or Calipo. I used to love going to the corner shop for an ice cream after school. For me – it was always a Chocolate Heart if it was for a ‘real special treat’, or a lemonade icy pole on those stinking hot summer days! The ones so hot – ย your school uniform stuck to the seat on the bus home.

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I’ll often take my girls to the servo to pick up an ice cream after daycare. They love getting to choose for themselves (however it’s the same every time). Chocolate Paddle-pop for Charlotte, rainbow for Annabelle. If I’m in need of a pick-me-up I’ll go for a Splice. We all love how the smiley man behind the counter has two girls at home as well; told to us one day as I was searching for shrapnel in the bottom of my handbag.

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So with the weather getting hotter – it’s the perfect excuse to get the plastic ice block moulds out of the pantry. Hidden deep in the drawer that never gets opened; the one filled with everything from paper serviettes, coloured straws, leftover party hats and too many chopsticks for a family of four to own. (Especially when you consider the girls haven’t mastered the art of using choppies yet and Cork Daddy often favours a fork).

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And if you’re lucky enough to have a juice machine at home – DO squeeze your own pineapple juice. It’ll fill the house with the most wonderfully tropical smell – you’ll be transported to a seaside resort instantly! Of course, failing your own Breville juice fountain, add pineapple juice to your shopping list.

It’s a fun activity to make with the little ones; excitement levels are high. The excitement quickly turns to impatience, however, while the freezer does it’s thing. See it as a lesson in patience maybe? “Are they ready yet Mum?” … “Are they ready yet Mum?” … “Are they ready yet Mum?”… You get the idea.

So inspired by my pick, I give to you these pineapple and yoghurt ice blocks; my take on theย Splice. Delicious, easy and oh-so-refreshing on a hot day! Healthier than a store-bought ice cream, you’ll also feel a real sense of achievement in making your own cheat one’s at home.

And if it all sounds like too much effort – just jump in the car and go and grab a Golden Gaytime instead.

Cork Daddy’s favourite.

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homemade ‘splice’ ice blocks

A couple of spoonfuls of vanilla bean yoghurt
2 x cups of fresh pineapple juice

  • Simply spoon some yoghurt in to the ice block moulds and top with the pineapple juice.
  • Freeze for at least 4 hours or until fully frozen.

Enjoy!

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If you make these homemade ‘Splice’ ice blocks, please leave your comments below. xx

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