Our best-ever ice lolly recipes

Frozen treats are hot right now. But don’t wait for the ice cream van to turn up - try making your own lollies to stash away for sunny days.

Our best-ever ice lolly recipes

Pimm's ice lollies

Everyone's favourite fruity tipple, now in ice lolly form. Strawberries, cucumber and mint, all the components of your go-to summer staple whizzed up into something super cool. Easy to make and prepped in just 15 minutes these lollies are definitely worth the effort. 

Pimm's ice lollies


Mango, chilli & tequila ice lollies

Take advantage of mango season and add a sprinkling of chilli to bring out these succulent summer flavours. The perfect combo of hot and cold, these lollies blend fiery tequila and smooth puree for a treat to the tastebuds. They're so easy to make and sure to be a big hit!

Mango, chilli & tequila ice lollies


Strawberry & Prosecco ice lollies

What's nicer than a glass of Prosecco, topped with a fresh strawberry? This grown-up Prosecco lolly with freeze dried strawberries and a splash of elderflower cordial really brings home the taste of summer. They're the perfect accompaniment to a chilled out barbecue or a meet up with mates.

Strawberry & Prosecco ice lollies


Mojito ice lollies

Fancy a fresh frozen cocktail to start off a sunny weekend? Why not wow your friends and family with this boozy mojito lolly - complete with a flash of rum and mint for that festival feeling. Try switching up a pitcher for an icey treat everyone will enjoy. 

Mojito ice lollies


Fruity ice lolly pens

Healthy, cooling and a creative outlet – how often can you say that about a recipe? These child-friendly lolly ‘pens’ are made from sugar-free cordial and fresh fruit, plus a secret ingredient – food colouring. Once frozen, dot some extra food colouring on a dish 'palette' and let your kids unleash their inner Picasso.

Fruity ice lolly pens

Frozen berryFrozen berry yogurt pops

This hybrid lolly is a beautiful amalgamation of cheesecake, frozen yogurt and fruity ice cream. The best part is you don’t even need a fancy mould to achieve their purple beauty – they’re made in paper cups lined with a ginger nut biscuit base. Light condensed milk keeps the fat content down, making them a good alternative to sugar-packed, traditional dairy ice cream.

Frozen berry ginger nut yogurt pops

Pink melon lolliesPink melon lollies

If fancy moulds are indeed your thing, look online for silicon versions in interesting shapes. We like a spherical finish, but these fruity watermelon lollies will work with any shape. Serve upturned on a bright platter or tray with a popping candy dip.

Pink melon lollies


Guava lolliesTwo-tone fruit lollies

You don’t get much more failsafe than these layered fruit lollies that are frozen in two stages. We used guava and passion fruit juice, but the recipe would work with any fruit juice, giving opportunity for lots of different flavour combinations. 

Guava & passion fruit lollies

Coconut ice lollyRaspberry coconut ices

Frozen yogurt is about as simple to achieve as it sounds, and it stands to reason that you can use any flavour of yogurt you like. Greek-style yogurt is extra thick and creamy, making it nicely ice cream-like. Find a coconut-flavoured version and contrast with summer berries.

Raspberry coconut ices

Milk popsMilk pops

Who doesn’t love a mini creamy milk pop? Our homemade version contains fresh strawberries for added nutritional kudos, and also light condensed milk for a creamy, sweet finish. The recipe would also work with other summer berries, such as raspberries or blackcurrants.

Strawberry milk pops

CornettosHomemade cornettos

Not an ice lolly as such, but a homemade iced treat to seriously impress. Pick up some waffle cones and good vanilla ice cream – or if you’re feeling super productive, you can make your own. Brush melted chocolate inside the cone and fill with fudge sauce. Top with the ice cream, yet more chocolate and nuts. It can be made with strawberries too. Bellissimo! 

Homemade cornettos

Do you make your own ice lollies? We’d love to hear your flavour combinations and ingredient suggestions. We also have plenty of ice cream recipes and a video guide to making ice cream

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craftmaven2005's picture

I make cocoa ice pops. They are made from fat free milk, unsweetened cocoa powder, sugar substitute and vanilla extract. I freeze them in dixie cups and put a stick in each one about an hour and a half after placing in the freezer. This recipe was modified from one i found in savoringtimeinthekitchen.com. Half way between a fudgsicle and a popsicle. DELICIOUS!!

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