“Homemade lollies, I think as a parent, are one of the coolest things ever. Yes, we can say it’s all for the kids, but the adults love it too! And it’s a great way to get more of the good stuff into your kids.”

Jamie’s 101 on cool ice lollies

  • Start with a fruit smoothie. Blitz up frozen fruit, milk or yoghurt and a handful of porridge oats, maybe a few nuts or seeds, and a drizzle of honey, then divide between lolly moulds
  • Embellish as you wish – I like to drop in fresh berries, or squeeze in fleshy passion fruit seeds
  • Add your sticks and freeze for at least 2 hours, or until set
  • For a bit of fun, half fill your moulds with one coloured smoothie, freeze, then top up with a different colour and flavour. If you’ve got time on your hands, you can do as many colourful layers as you like
  • Finally, for the adults, you can be a bit more adventurous with your combos. Think watermelon with fresh mint and lime, or you could even add a bit of booze and vibe off frozen cocktails – just don’t get your batches mixed up!


“Now I’m letting you in on a little Oliver secret that we do every now and again, perfect for a video night or a cheat’s dessert.”


Keep your favourite chocolaty bars and treats in the fridge so they’re nice and cold. When you’re ready, wrap in a clean tea towel and bash with a rolling pin into a lovely dust. Spread over a plate, then take a scoop of ice cream and roll it around until coated. The same principle works with nuts, too. Serve up with some seasonal fruit of your choice. Have fun with it, combo up, texture up, and make the everyday more exciting.