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Our 10 best ever ice lolly recipes

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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.

Keep cool this summer with our fab range of lovely ice lolly recipes. From boozy prosecco-laced beauties to fruity milk pops for kids, we have every chilled treat your heart could desire.

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Get your fill of terrific trifles, smart tarts and perfect pies with our ultimate summer dessert recipes.

1) Fruity ice lolly pens

Orange ice lolly with fruit inside doubling as a pen

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 they're frozen, dot some extra food colouring on a dish to be used as a palette, and let your kids unleash their inner Picasso.

2) Frozen berry & gingernut yogurt pops

Yoghurt and biscuit frozen ice lollies

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 gingernut biscuit base. Light condensed milk keeps the fat content down, making them a good alternative to sugar-packed, traditional dairy ice cream.

3) Pink melon lollies

Pink melon circular frozen lollies

If fancy moulds are your thing, look online for silicone 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.

Whether you fancy a summery watermelon salad, a refreshing melon drink or a melon and prosciutto skewer, we've got plenty of fruity ideas to inspire you with our melon recipes.

4) Milkshake ice pop

Pink ice pops

These super-simple banana and strawberry ice lollies take only 10 minutes to prepare so they're great for the kids to make, though they'll need supervision when using the food processor. Alternate flavour combinations by replacing the strawberries with hazelnut spread.

Did these ice pops give you a craving for the real deal? Check out our indulgent milkshake recipes.

5) Tropical granola lollies

Yellow ice lollies next to a mango and coated in chocolate and nuts

Who'd believe that these simple fruity lollies count as one of your 5-a-day? Top with rich dark chocolate and crunchy cereal to make a super moreish snack.

For more nutritious dishes that help you achieve your 5-a-day, browse our 5-a-day recipes.

6) Frozen banana lollies

Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate with sprinkles and a frozen strawberry

Kids and adults alike will enjoy these fruity chocolate lollies! Chunks of banana and fresh strawberries make the perfect base for these sweet pops. Get the kids to thread the fruit onto lolly sticks, dip them into yogurt and chocolate, and then sprinkle on hundreds and thousands. You can make them up to a week in advance and keep in the freezer until you're ready to eat.

Make more light summer desserts with our frozen banana recipes.

7) Rainbow fruit lollies

Multi coloured fruit ice lollies

Cool down with our rainbow fruit lollies that are packed with tropical flavours and full of vibrant colour. Freeze each layer before adding the next to make these lollies. Make a batch the night before a party and enjoy them in the sunshine.

Brighten up your plate with more of our favourite rainbow recipes.

8) Lime & coconut ice lollies

White ice lollies with shards on top

Fresh lime juice cuts through creamy coconut milk in these sophisticated, grown-up iced treats. Top with toasted desiccated coconut for a finishing touch.

If you fancy more refreshing, zesty lime flavours, take a look at our lime recipes or for a more rich and creamy consistency, try our coconut milk recipes.

9) Mango, chilli & tequila ice lollies

Yellow 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 purée for a treat to the tastebuds. They're so easy to make and sure to be a big hit!

For other drinks and delights including tequila, check out our tequila cocktail recipes.

10) Pimm's ice lollies

Red ice lollies with cucumber inside

Everyone's favourite fruity tipple, now in ice lolly form, with 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.

Try our delicious Pimm's cocktail for the original recipe.

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Enjoyed these recipes? Try our other summer treats...

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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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