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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!