In collaboration with OXO Good Grips
Phew, what a scorcher! I’m not complaining about the beautiful weather, (honest), but some seriously cold after-school snacks are called for at the moment. Cue these totally tropical sunset fruit lollies…. nothing but pure, unadulterated fruit – pineapple, mango and strawberry with a generous squeeze of lime juice.
Preparing the fruit was a doddle thanks to three handy gadgets making an easy task of hulling, peeling, de-stoning and slicing.
OXO Good Grips are known for their great quality and innovative kitchen gadgets, and their new fruit range doesn’t disappoint. The three I put to the test were:
OXO Good Grips Strawberry Huller
I’ve been raving about this strawberry huller and demonstrating it to friends since it arrived a few weeks ago – if ever you needed an excuse to buy more strawberries this is it! Simply press the metal pincers down over the leaves, and as you push they close in around the hull and leaves, which you twist to remove. Then when you push the button, they drop out into the bin and you start the next one. It is by far the quickest and least messy I’ve ever managed to hull a punnet of strawberries, and I’ll be using this an awful lot over the summer months.
OXO Good Grips Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer
The Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer was a huge hit with my 4-year-old. I must admit that I don’t buy fresh pineapple very often as its a bit of a faff to prepare, but this tool really is clever. Slice off the top, then just ‘corkscrew’ through the flesh and you end up with a perfect spiral of fresh pineapple, ready to slice into rings or chunks.
It isn’t the smallest gadget, but if you eat a fair bit of fresh pineapple it will save you a lot of time, effort and mess.
OXO Good Grips Mango Splitter
And finally – this mango splitter is absolutely brilliant. I was dubious that the not-very-sharp metal splitter would actually slice cleanly and easily through the fairly tough skin and flesh, but guess what, it did! In seconds, you are left with a stone to discard, and two perfect halves of mango to just slice through to the skin, turn inside out and enjoy. Easy peasy!
- ½ pineapple
- 2 limes
- 1 mango
- 300g strawberries
- Peel the pineapple and slice the flesh into chunks. Squeeze the juice from both limes into a small bowl. Tip the pineapple chunks into a blender or food processor along with about one third of the lime juice, then blitz to a smooth purêe. Tip into the base of 8 ice lolly moulds, (to fill about one third of the mould), then place in the freezer.
- Next, halve the mango, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh. Rinse your blender/food processor and tip in the mango flesh along with half the remaining lime juice. Blitz to a smooth purée, then carefully spoon over the pineapple layer into the lolly moulds. Return to the freezer.
- Finally, remove the leaves and hulls from the strawberries. Rinse the blender/food processor and add the strawberries and remaining lime juice. Blitz to a purée then carefully spoon on top of the mango layer of the lollies, until the moulds are completely full. Add the lolly sticks then freeze for 4-5 hours until completely solid.
If you’ve got gadget envy after reading this post, why not enter my giveaway to win a set of these three OXO Good Grips gadgets – the Strawberry Huller, Pineapple Slicer and Mango Splitter? Just enter via the form below. Good luck!
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There is 1 prize of an OXO Good Grips Strawberry Huller, Mango Splitter & Pineapple Slicer.
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There is no cash alternative and the prize is not transferable.
This giveaway is open to UK entrants over the age of 18 only, and runs until midnight on Sunday 2nd July 2017.
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Disclosure: This post was commissioned by OXO Good Grips, who also sent me the gadgets to review plus another set to give away. This post contains affiliate links.