The summer holidays are only a few days away now, here in the UK, we’ve been hit by a massive heatwave. All of the flowers I planted in my garden are basically dead, all of the UK’s Fans have become a rare species to buy and lastly, my family are melting. It’s hard to have fun when you’re too hot. And if you are like me then you are sick of trying to find ways too cool down and not be bored.
Amelia is now obsessed with Ice Lolly’s (who isn’t) and we have been making some of own I thought I would share the recipe I have tried and love.
Summer Berry Ice Lollies
- Blackberries, Rasberries and blueberries.
To make –
- I recommend freezing these ingredients before use.
- Mix all the fruit using a blender (or smoothie machine) adding the yoghurt bit by bit.
- Once you have mixed this add a spoon of liquid honey before blending once more.
- Leave in the freezer until frozen.
We loved these ice lollies, despite that they were slightly bitty. They just taste like a really cold frozen smoothie. My daughter loved helping make them and enjoyed eating something she had made herself. I’m sure your kids will too.
I have also tried freezing flavoured milk, this worked but I recommend buying full-fat milk to minimize the water separation, they just tasted like milk lollies, which I love.
We took a day just enjoying a good water fight, I’m so tempted to buy a water gun then I have to remind myself that I’m 21 years old.
I have never been a massive fan of water balloons but I found this to be such a fun thing to do when we’re stuck in the house trying to cool down. We filled a bucket and just went wild. We found it was a great fun and made us feel like big kids again, even the dog had fun. Until, of course, my boyfriend took it too far with his massive ego to win.
When planning this blog post and idea’s for us to try and cool down in the heat. I asked my boyfriend for suggestions and this is what he said, and I quote “Watch Frozen 9000 times and convince yourself you’re in the cold’. Now, I can’t guarantee this will work but you are more than welcome to be my guest and try.
I’ve been feeling very sorry for my husky Tishka this weather is just not meant for her which means a lot of after sunset walks cuddles and water.
The amount of dog hair in my house is just unbelievable due to her malting her winter coat.
We spent a lot of time sitting in the shade together and trying to enjoy some quality time.
I hope all your pets are enjoying the same, I can’t stress the importance of keeping your pets cool in this weather.
Since planning and writing this blog post, in England, we have had a few big rain showers which has brought some of my flower’s back to life and made the area around us a lot cooler and bearable again. I was more than happy to let Amelia go out and splash in those puddles like Peppa Pig. Something which I have never agreed to before. It was so much fun, and I have learned to reason with some of my 3 year old’s crazy ideas.
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