Keep Cool with Homemade Ice Lollies

There is nothing more cooling than a delicious ice lolly on a hot day. Everyone loves them from the kids to the grandparents and they make the perfect weekend treat! It’s so simple to make your own at home and it means you can create flavours that everyone will love – it’s also a fun activity to get the kids involved in during the summer break. We have put together a few recipes for you to get you started! You will of course need some ice lolly moulds so make sure you have these before you get started.

Guava-and-Passion-FruitMethod
Pour 300ml of passion fruit juice into 8 lolly moulds so that they are half full
– Freeze until almost solid and push in an ice lolly stick. Next, top up with 300ml of guava juice and freeze until completely solid – enjoy this quick and super tasty lolly

 

Pimms

Method
– Put the strawberries and mint leaves into a blender and blitz until smooth
– Pour the mixture through a small mesh strainer to remove the seeds
– Add the Pimm’s, lemonade and sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved
– Divide up the cucumber pieces between 10 ice lolly moulds and pour over the strawberry mixture equally
– Put these in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes and then insert lolly sticks and freeze for around 4 hours until frozen – perfect for a summer’s party!

 

Strawberry-Milk-PopsMethod
– Take out the greenery from the strawberries and blitz in a blender until smooth
– Mix in the milk and condensed milk
– Pour the mixture equally into ice-lolly moulds and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours! Enjoy these creamy, mini milk style ice lollies

 

MojitoMethod
– Pour 100ml water into a saucepan and bring to the boil
– Remove from the heat and tip in the sugar and stir until dissolved
– Add in the mint leaves, return to the heat and simmer for 5 minutes. Take off the heat and leave for 30 minutes for the flavours to infuse
– Pour this mixture through a sieve into a jug. Add in the rum and about 125ml water to make the volume up to 600ml
– Taste it, if needed add the extra 25ml of lime juice
– Pour the mixture evenly into ice lolly moulds and freeze for 1 hour – take out and insert a lolly stick into each of them. Put back in the freezer for another 6 hours or until frozen solid – Delicious!

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