Its so hot outside isn’t it?
Normally in this weather we spend a fortune on ice creams and ice lollies for the kids but I’ve decided that this summer we’ll make our own ice lollies. This should not only save a fortune but our own lollies will be much healthier (in theory ;-)).
Homemade Ice Lolly Ideas for the kids
Not an ice lolly as such but you could freeze bananas, either in or out of their skins.
Try freezing some Angel delight in lolly moulds, as we’ve done in the rocket lolly moulds above.
You can freeze those little fromage frais pots, pop a lolly stick in the pot before you freeze it and when its frozen it will just pop out.
Blend tinned fruit with yoghurt or fromage frais and pour into your lolly moulds.
Frozen lemonade or any other fizzy pop although this one kind of defeats the object of the lolly being healthier but definitely brings back childhood memories – remember Lemonade lollies from the ice cream van.
Pureed fresh fruits, berries are ideal but not raspberries as they’re a bit too seedy. You can often get reduced price fruit at the end of the day!
Frozen smoothies are great for ice lollies, so much so that we often make a little extra just to freeze.
Any normal fruit squash diluted with water.
Homemade Ice Lolly Ideas for the grown ups
Cider is great for making ice lollies, just pour a little out of your bottle into a mould and then drink the rest.
Gin and Tonic flavour would work great as would Bacardi and coke – just make sure that you dilute the alcohol a fair amount as high alcohol content would be hard to freeze.
Baileys mixed with chocolate milkshake would be amazing.
Rose wine is lovely in an ice lolly although I like to dilute the wine with some lemonade.
What’s your favourite ice lolly flavour?
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