Chocolate-Dipped Fresh Apricot Ice Blocks Recipe

By Angela Casley
Can’t decide between fruit and chocolate? Treat yourself to both. Photo / Babiche Martens

It’s hot. Have a homemade fresh fruit ice block.

Depending on the ripeness of the apricots, you may like to add a little extra honey or sugar to these ice blocks. I love the slight tartness of the apricots, but taste the puree and adjust if needed.


Makes 6-8

600g ripe apricots

1 Tbsp lemon juice

½ cup water

¼-½ cup sugar or honey

¼ tsp vanilla
Chocolate dip

100g dark chocolate, melted

2 Tbsp chopped toasted almonds
  1. Remove the stones from the apricots. Place them into a medium-sized pot with the lemon juice, water and sugar or honey. Bring to a simmer for 10 minutes or until the fruit is completely softened. Blend until it becomes a smooth puree. Cool.
  2. Fill your chosen ice block containers with puree and place them into the freezer overnight.
  3. When ready to enjoy, run quickly under a lukewarm tap and remove from the container.
  4. For dipping, remove the ice blocks from the containers and place them on to a lined tray.
  5. Dip them quickly into the melted chocolate, sprinkle with nuts and place back into the freezer on the tray. They will be ready to enjoy in minutes.

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