Citrus and coconut water are a refreshing combination on a hot day. You could add a pinch of sea salt and have these as a replacement for those hydrating ice blocks you get at the chemist, as coconut water replaces electrolytes in the body.
Ice block moulds can be found in $2 shops or kitchen shops, otherwise use plastic cups and paddle pop sticks. You may need to double the recipe if your moulds are bigger.
1 cup of coconut water
1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice
- Combine coconut water and freshly squeezed orange juice in a jug. Pour mixture into ice block moulds.
- Place lid on moulds and place them in the freezer for a minimum of six hours.
Makes 4 ice blocks.
This weather is perfect for eating treats from the freezer. At the Mitchie markets the ice blocks were sold out by the time we got there. Fortunately, I had a few Smooze fruit ices back at home.
The good news is these little gems contain 100% natural ingredients and are dairy and gluten free. They are the ideal size for an in-between meals snack.
Smooze fruit ices are available in four tropical flavours: Coconut and pink guava, Coconut and pineapple, Coconut and mango, and Simply coconut.
The mango one is currently my favourite flavour. The coconut one would be perfect to add to smoothies or fruit juices. I’m planning on trying the mango one blended with some fresh orange juice.
You can pick up a box of 10 from the dessert aisle and keep them in the freezer over Summer.