I’m a woeful cook. I’m probably the inspiration for the Why do they want dinner every single night? meme. When we made these ice blocks, we had takeaway fish and chips for dinner as the kitchen had been in use all day. And I was over food prep!
Over the weekend, despite the freezing Sydney weather, my daughter and I made 🍓 Strawberry Ice blocks with a hint of Rose Water 🌹. I shared some of the images on Instagram, and promised to share the recipe here on the blog. Plus, writing this adds to my promise to overshare!
It’s a super easy ice block to make, for those of you who, like myself, are kitchen impaired. You just need to wait for the ice blocks to freeze solid before dipping them in chocolate. I’ve had the Tupperware Mickey Mouse ice block moulds for close to twenty years. As there were only six moulds, we used the remaining strawberry puree for smoothies.
Home Made choc dip Strawberry Rose Water ice blocks
600 grams of strawberries
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of rosewater
a packet of chocolate melts
- Blend the strawberries, honey and rosewater into a puree.
- Pour the puree into the moulds, leaving about half a centimetre at the top so the mix doesn’t overflow when you add the sticks.
- Freeze for a minimum of 3 hours. They need to be frozen solid.
- Once the ice blocks are frozen, take them out of the freezer and wriggle them out of the moulds.
- Follow the directions on the packet to melt the chocolate. Ours suggested 2 melting methods: microwave and bain-marie style. We chose to nuke the chocolate in 30 second blasts until it was at choc dip consistency.
- Dip the tips of the ice blocks into the melted chocolate. We double dipped the iceblocks as we had more chocolate than ice blocks.
- Mangia! Eat! Or put them in the freezer for later. Bask in the sweet rose and strawberry scent in your kitchen.
We found we had excess strawberry puree and melted chocolate during and after this process. As I said above, we made strawberry smoothies with the excess strawberry ouree. When it came to the excess melted chocolate, the children wanted to get stuck into the bowl. Imagine an old school lion tamer, defending the chocolate. As we have giant marshmallows for emergencies, and kebab sticks, I encouraged them to be semi-civilised, and have choc dip marshmallows. Those pictures are on Instagram as well.
I’ve decided I’ll add watermelon and delete the chocolate next time. Don’t forget to say hello on Facebook too! Let me know if you make these ice blocks!