Don’t wait, hydrate! Carrot and orange ice lolly recipes by Janet Brinkworth

Ashrilicious Food Lovers

Staying hydrated is so important for older people and warm weather means additional fluids are required.

As adults, we lose more than eighty ounces of water daily just through normal activity. Elderly adults are among the most at risk groups for dehydration.  An older adult who’s dehydrated may be at a higher risk for complications like:

Improving hydration can bring well-being and better quality of life for vulnerable people, allow reduced use of medication and prevent illness.

Remember that some people with health conditions including dementia often experience a change in tastes – some drinks may taste really sour to them, so try to provide flavours they can enjoy.

Even an ice lolly will help with hydration and they can be very tempting on hot days!

Don’t wait, hydrate!

Janet Brinkworth, an Ashridge Home Care friend and an active member of our very own Ashrilicious Food Lovers Group is back with some lovely ideas, perfect for hot summer days.

The combination of orange and carrot make these refreshing lollies a low-calorie treat.
Here is the full recipe:

Makes 6

Prep time – 5 minutes

Freezing time – 2-3 hours/overnight


– 4 oranges
– 4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
– 80g frozen raspberries


1. Cut the peel and pith from the oranges, then cut them into quarters and scoop any juices into a food blender (or Nutribullet) .
2. Add the carrots and blitz to a fine puree – as smooth as possible. Pour through a sieve into a large jug – you will need to press the mixture through the sieve with a silicone spatula or wooden spoon.
3. Pour half the mixture into 6 ice lolly moulds, then add the frozen raspberries.
Add the rest of the mixture to the fill line.
4. Transfer to the freezer and freeze until solid – at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
5. Remove the mould and serve – if needed, dip the mould into hot water briefly to loosen.
People are more at risk from heat related problems because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Please check on vulnerable people you know and get medical help if needed. Here are some tips for coping in hot weather