Strawberry and Banana Ice Lollies

I love ice lollies. When I was a little girl I used to live in Canada (from 3-7 years old) where of course there are warm summer days. I still remember the chime of the ice cream truck and how happy it made us kids feel. Of course when we moved back home to Iceland I never heard the sound again (because let's face it, who would sell ice cream in Ice-land?). Although to be fair we eat a lot of ice cream (never sold in ice cream vans though) and whenever the temperature creeps above freezing you will see Icelandic people, clad in wool, enjoying ice cream, outside). I will never forget the two kids I saw one February afternoon on Laugavegur (main shopping street in Reykjavik). They were sitting on a bench, probably about 7-9 years old. It was freezing cold outside, the Northerly winds blowing from the mountains and these kids, with red cheeks and runny noses, packed in their woollen clothes, were licking ice cream and smiling. Whenever we can, we eat ice cream and because we are used to the icy conditions we think nothing of eating frozen stuff outside, we just pack on more clothes. creams and ice lollies are usually very unhealthy but these ice lollies are about one million times healthier than the rubbish available in most supermarkets and sweet shops. There are no additives, no colours, no white sugar and no preservatives in these lollies. They are also very low in fat so you can enjoy them any time you feel like having something sweet. Strawberries are very good for us, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants and they also help protect our eyes.

Note that it is not necessary to cook the strawberries (especially if they are fresh), I just like the syrupy taste that comes when heated with agave nectar and coconut oil. Also note that you don't need an ice cream maker to make these lollies although you will need a blender or a food processor and of course ice lolly moulds.

The healthiest ice lollies for kids and grown ups!

This recipe is:

  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose (dairy) free
  • Nut free
  • Vegan

Strawberry and Banana Ice Lollies

Makes 6 ice lollies


  • 250 grams (8¾ oz) strawberries, fresh or frozen
  • 100 millilitres (3½ fluid oz) soy milk
  • 1 banana, very ripe
  • 3 tablespoons agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  1. Place the 250 grams strawberries in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the 3 tablespoons agave nectar and 1 tablespoon coconut oil.
  3. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and let cool completely.
  5. Place the following ingredients in a food processor or blender: the strawberry mixture, banana and 100 millilitres soy milk. Blend for 30 seconds or until completely smooth.
  6. Add more agave nectar if you prefer sweeter lollies.
  7. Pour mixture into ice lolly molds. When filled, tap the mold onto a flat surface a couple of times to release air bubbles.
  8. Freeze and enjoy.


  • You can use rapeseed oil instead of coconut oil.          
  • If the coconut oil is cold (in which case it becomes solid), place the jar in a bowl filled with hot water for a couple of minutes.      
  • You can use maple syrup instead of agave nectar.
  • You can use almond milk, oat milk, rice milk or semi-skimmed milk instead of the soy milk.