These Milo icy poles are a fun twist on this classic Aussie drink. They are full of the quintessential Milo flavors of malt and chocolate. And with just three ingredients they are the perfect easy treat for both kids and adults alike!
What is Milo?
Milo is a chocolate and malted milk powder that originated in Australia. The main ingredients in Milo are malt barley, cocoa, milk powder and sugar. It is fortified with vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium and vitamin D. It was invented in 1934 by Thomas Mayne to help address malnutrition in children at the time.
Milo is usually drunk by mixing it into a cup of milk and can be enjoyed either hot or cold.
Although Milo originated in Australia it has become hugely popular in other parts of the world, including New Zealand and parts of Asia, Africa and South America. It is usually sold in powdered form in a bright green tin, however is also sold as a premixed pack, a muesli bar or a breakfast cereal.
Whichever way you drink it Milo is a yummy chocolatey drink that many people have found childhood memories of.
Milo: is a type of chocolate malted milk drink. If you can't get Milo you can substitute it with Ovaltine or with a mix of drinking chocolate and malted milk powder.
Cream: this recipe uses thickened cream to make them extra creamy and give them a softer, less icy texture. You could use heavy cream or heavy whipping cream. You can leave the cream out if you prefer and replace it with the same amount of milk but they will be icier.
Milk: this recipe uses full-fat Milk for a delicious creamy texture. You could use different types of milk if you like.
How to make Milo icy poles
Put the Milo, milk and cream into a tall jug. Mix and allow to stand for a few minutes to help the Milo dissolve.
Stir well again. The trick to mixing it the Milo properly is to then give it a blitz with an immersion/stick blender for a lovely uniform mix.
Hot tip: make sure there is enough room in your freezer for the popsicle molds before you pour in the mix, or there will be tears!
These Milo popsicles can sometimes be challenging to remove from the molds. If your popsicle molds are suitable you can try giving your molds a brief spray with a sweet food-friendly cooking oil such as canola. If you are using silicon molds like my one you can try pulling the molds away from the sides, giving the sticks a good wiggle. I also found pulling them straight up can help.
Pour the mix into popsicle molds and insert sticks. Put into freezer and freeze for at least four hours or until firm.
How to serve
Remove the icy poles from the molds. They can be a little tough to remove from the molds so you may need to leave them out for a min or two or put some elbow grease into them. The Milo can make these melt a little fast so you need to gobble these up! Coat with some extra Milo powder if you like, then enjoy!
How to store
These icy poles will keep in an air-tight container lined with parchment to stop them sticking together, for up to two weeks. After this they may start to become a little icy but they will still taste good.
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Looking for more yummy dessert recipes?
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- Homemade oreos
- No churn chocolate ice cream
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- Milo muffins by Kidgredients
Milo icy poles
- Icy pole moulds with sticks
- Immersion or stick blender (optional)
- ¾ cup (90gms) Milo
- ¾ cup (185mls) full cream milk
- 1 cup (250mls) cream
- Measure Milo and add to a tall jug.
- Add cream and milk.
- Mix well.
- Leave to stanad for five minutes. This will help the milo dissolve into the milk and cream mix.
- Mix very very well, trying to get all the Milo dissolved. Blitz with an immersion/stick blender.
- Pour in to icy pole molds, add sticks and freeze for at least four hours, or until firm.
- To serve remove from the molds. Dip in some extra milo powder if you like, then enjoy!
Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.
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