Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies

Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies

Last week was half term so I found myself taking a week off from recipe development to recharge my batteries. Sometimes you just have to take your foot off the pedal or you run out of gas! So with renewed enthusiasm and the sun’s rays beating down I decided it was high time I developed an ice lolly recipe. These Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies almost developed themselves as they were ingredients I had to hand and which needed using up.

I’d bought strawberries to have for dessert the previous day but the family plumped for apple pie and custard instead. So with the leftover custard and unused strawberries I decided to add some banana for a creamy texture and flavour and added melted chocolate and sprinkles for that classic Fab look! The trick with the chocolate coating is to add any flavourless vegetable oil so that the chocolate doesn’t crack while it’s in the freezer. You also need to be really quick when applying the sprinkles as I found myself having to double dip my first attempt as the chocolate sets so quickly!

Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies

These Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies are bursting with creamy, fruitiness and far healthier than any shop bought ice lollies. Plus they are so quick and easy to make that there really isn’t any excuse not to make your own ice lollies! If you are making them for small children then I would use smaller ice cream moulds as they are quite filling. Better still get your children to make them (with supervision). We enjoyed ours as a dessert and I think they would be great to have at a BBQ to impress your guests! If you’re admiring the shape of my ice lollies then you can find out more about the moulds in this review!


5.0 from 14 reviews
Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies
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Strawberry, Banana and Custard Ice Lollies are a creamy, fruit, healthy treat that young and old will love.
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: British
Serves: 4
  • 250g strawberries
  • 70g banana
  • 40g icing sugar
  • 80 mls custard
  • Coating:
  • 125g plain chocolate or mix of plain & milk chocolate
  • 1 tbsp light olive oil
  • sprinkles
  1. Place the strawberries, banana, icing sugar and custard into a blender and blend until smooth (I use a stick blender).
  2. Taste and add more icing sugar if needed and blend again.
  3. Pour into 4 ice lolly moulds (100 ml capacity).
  4. Freeze until solid (about 4 hours).
  5. To make the chocolate coating place a small bowl over a small pan of water, heating gently.
  6. Break the chocolate into the bowl and add the oil stirring until melted.
  7. Take off the heat and cool down to room temperature.
  8. Dip the ice lollies into the chocolate and quickly sprinkle on the sprinkles before the chocolate sets (sets very quickly).
  9. Serve immediately or place on grease proof paper and put back in the freezer.
Use the leftover melted chocolate to dip strawberries or any other fruit you happen to have!

Strawberry, Banana & Custard Ice Lollies

I asked some fellow bloggers for their ice lolly creations and here is what they came up with:

Cooling Cucumber, Elderflower and Mint Ice Pops – Fuss Free Flavours
Eton Mess Ice Lollies – Kavey Eats

I am entering these popsicles into a few challenges as they were made with leftover custard and seasonally cheap strawberries!
Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours and this month hosted by Lovely Appetite.
No Waste Food Challenge which is run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary and currently hosted by Utterly Scrummy Food for Families.
Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream run by Kavey Eats.

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  1. Amy Fidler

    What a lovely idea x love these x

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Amy-)

  2. Helen Moulden

    Wow, never even considered trying custard in an ice lolly!

    1. Camilla

      Glad to have enlightened:-)

  3. Richard Eldred Hawes

    What a good idea to use leftovers to make icecream lollies

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard:-)

  4. A S,Edinburgh

    These are so pretty! And they sound really tasty, too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  5. Richard Eldred Hawes

    Ice lollies are always handy things to have in the freezer and these are nice and creamy

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Richard:-)

  6. Rich Tyler

    Yummy, def.going to try my hand at these 🙂

  7. lisa

    These look so good! it sort of reminds me of a nobbly bobbly but better! and they were my favourite!!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks:-) Yes I see what you mean Lisa, although I was more of a Fab girl (of course LOL;-)

  8. Heather Haigh

    They look fantastic – I bet they taste great too.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Heather:-)

  9. Corina

    What gorgeous looking lollies! I currently have far too many strawberries at home too as we went to a pick your own at the weekend and of course we picked far more than we could eat!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Corina:-) Yes we’ve often picked too many but then there’s always something nice to make with them:-)

  10. George L

    Kids would love these this summer 🙂

    1. Camilla

      I’m sure they would:-)

  11. These look utterly divine . . .must try them out this summer! Thanks for posting such a fab recipe!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  12. sandy ralph

    wow these sound so good I must try them out

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sandy:-)

  13. Elizabeth

    I am absolutely loving the sound of these! I will have to make them for my kids when I get back from my bikepacking trip. Thanks for sharing with the No Waste Food Challenge!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Elizabeth:-)

  14. Anosa

    Oh wow, I am salivating just by looking at them. I don’t think they would last long enough for me to take pictures if I recreated them in my home

    1. Camilla

      LOL thanks Anosa:-)

  15. Kim Styles

    They sound heavenly -you are so inventive!I didnt even know you could freeze custard- I might try and make my favourite apple crumble and custard flavour lollies- what do you reckon?

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Kim, I could imagine instead of sprinkles you could use a crumble topping on an apple lolly:-)

  16. joanne casey

    These look amazing…i cant wait to try these out on the kids, thanks for great recipes x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Joanne:-)

  17. Jenni

    Oh these look so cute! I love the sprinkles – I am a massive fan of sprinkles and icelollies mixed. I am going to give these a go!

    1. Camilla

      Great Jenni, so glad you like them:-)

  18. Katie Bryson

    Camilla this is a truly fabulous recipe and the styling is GORGEOUS! I’m going to have to get myself some of these moulds as they’re too adorable for words. My kids are going to love these fruity lollies!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Katie, nothing was planned re styling but I happened to have 5 strawberries (that I hadn’t gobbled up) left and some spare melted chocolate so it all just kinda happened as I was wondering how I was going to present them after making!The moulds are great, I’d forgotten all about them and have some others I must use too!

  19. Angela / Only Crumbs Remain

    These look so pretty Camilla, and what a great way to use up fruit to make a healthy treat for the warm weather.
    Angela x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Angela, yes a great way to cool down in a healthier way:-)

  20. Ana De- Jesus

    What an inventive and surely delicious concept for an ice lolly , I like the fusion of sprinkles too.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Ana, everything is better with sprinkles:-)

  21. Melanie Edjourian

    These look absolutely amazing, I want to give those a go with my children.

    1. Camilla

      Great Melanie and thank you, lets hope the sun comes back out;-)

  22. Ren Behan

    So tempting….and am almost falling off my chair to even think that we have the weather for them – hooray!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Ren, well as soon as I posted the them we had storms here LOL:-)

  23. Nikki

    Oooh these sounds amazing. Love the presentation too! 🙂

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Nikki:-)

  24. Sus // roughmeasures.com

    Good tip about adding veg oil! I adore these little lollies, the heart shape is amazing, did you use moulds, if so where did you get them from?

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Sus. I reviewed the moulds a few years ago, there’s a link in the text:-)

  25. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    These look amazing Camilla, and I love that they are heart shaped too. Everything is better with sprinkles! These would be perfect on a hot day like today.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Dannii, yes I’ve had a tub of sprinkles just waiting to have their moment of glory and it finally came:-)

  26. glenn hutton

    These look amazing and look like a specialist shop had made them… Wow!

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much Glenn:-)

  27. Rhian Westbury

    Wow these look amazing and sound super duper healthy x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Rhian:-)

  28. shannon ritchie

    These look yummy! I will try making these with my cousins!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Shannon, have fun:-)

  29. Hananh

    These look delicious, saving this post so I can make these soon!

    1. Camilla

      Great Hananh:-)

  30. Paighton Millington - The Lazy Baker

    These are mouthwatering! Perfect for the weather we’ve been having recently – hopefully there’s plenty more sun to come, so I can make plenty!
    I’ll be grabbing the ingredients at our next food shop

    1. Camilla

      Excellent Paighton, so glad you like them:-)

  31. Maya Russell

    Great looking lollies and I’m sure they taste great with all that fresh fruit.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Maya, they certainly do:-)

  32. Laura Harrison

    These look very yummy. I have retweeted it on Twitter xx

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Laura:-)

  33. Angela Milnes

    These look delicious and a great treat which my family might like. Thanks for the recipe. Angela from Daysinbed

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Angela:-)

  34. Kavey

    These look utterly gorgeous, Camilla and I the heart shapes and the chocolate and sprinkles! Using up leftover fruits is definitely a great idea for lollies and so refreshing when it’s hot outside. Thank you for joining in Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much Kavey. I’m now eyeing up a mango I have in the fridge!

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