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When Autumn gives you Feijoas make Feijoa Gin Ice Lollies!

When autumn gives you feijoas make feijoa Gin Ice Lollies!Well, that’s one of the things we make with the mountains of feijoas at this time of year.

For those who live in New Zealand you will completely understand the search for new feijoa recipes with the glut of fruit we are always wading through in autumn. With a high percentage of people in NZ living rural or in suburbia with their own garden there is usually no need to buy the fruit as you always seem to know someone who has a tree in their garden and they are more than happy to donate a shopping bagful or two…every day! The feijoa tree is very generous with it’s bearing of gifts and it is a shame to see them waste on the ground. Although the trees I put in the garden two years ago (I being my hubby really) have not yet fruited.

It’s quite iconic to see school children setting up a little stall and selling bags of them outside their house to earn an dollar or two. One of those wonderful Kiwi traditions were kids are being creative and the safe environment of NZ allows them to exercise their creativeness.

I also have a Feijoa Daiquiri, Feijoa Shortcake and Feijoa Frangipane tart from previous years, and a Gin Sorbet to follow!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Feijoa pulp
  • 3 shots gin (too much alcohol and it won’t freeze)

Method

  1. Scoop out the fruit of the feijoa to fill two cups and place in a blender
  2. Add the gin and blend together. No sugar required if the fruit is ripe.
  3. Pour into ice lolly containers or shot glass containers. Put a wooden stick into the glass if using shot glasses.
  4. Freeze overnight.
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  1. Haha, it’s always the people who really like a certain type of fruit who don’t have the tree…like me! My parents’ tree produced two lousy feijoas last year. Didn’t get a lick of either! LOVE feijoas though…this sounds so amazing

    March 31, 2011
  2. We have our feijoa trees fruiting at the moment but haven’t seen any fall yet, so I guess they are not ready. I remember last year we had them in wintertime. I wonder if our trees are a bit late than others? Those lollies certainly will be a winner for my kids!

    April 1, 2011
  3. Those sound quite delicious & certainly looks like still warm enough for the odd ice block. Beautiful picture too.

    April 3, 2011
  4. Nice! I’ll have to check my feijoas, they look a bit small still!

    Arfi, are they suppose to fall to let you know that they are ready?

    April 6, 2011

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