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Seriously good ice lolly recipes to try this summer

Published 10th June 2022
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With summer almost here, now’s the perfect time to stock up on frozen treats - and nothing hits the spot quite like homemade ice lollies in the sunshine. 

From healthier versions of childhood classics to mouth-watering creations with a boozy twist, discover how to make ice lollies for the whole family here!

Your essential kit list

To make our easy summer desserts, you’ll need:

Homemade strawberry ice lollies

Strawberry Mini Milks

The perfect treat for little ones

  • 400g ripe strawberries
  • 200ml semi-skimmed milk 
  • 400g can condensed milk
  1. Hull the strawberries and blitz them in a blender, until smooth.
  2. Once smooth, stir in the semi-skimmed and condensed milk. 
  3. Pour the mixture into 12 ice lolly moulds and insert a popsicle stick, leaving just enough sticking out so it can be held. 
  4. Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours, until solid. 
Top tip: Once frozen, dip your lollies into melted white chocolate, sprinkle some freeze-dried raspberry pieces on top and freeze again for a couple of hours.

Watermelon and kiwi ice lollies

Sweet and sour watermelon lollies

Ideal for sizzling summer days

  1. Halve the watermelon and scoop its contents into a bowl, removing the seeds as you go. Blitz in a blender until smooth. 
  2. Pour the mixture into your ice lolly moulds until they're 3/4 full and freeze for at least 3 hours. 
  3. Peel 3 kiwis, scoop out the green flesh and remove the white cores. For a pop of colour, add a few drops of green food colouring to the kiwi flesh before blitzing in a blender.
  4. Pour the green mixture on top of each lolly, in approximately 5mm layers. Re-freeze for 1 hour and enjoy!
For a super sour zing: Add a few dashes of lime juice when blitzing the watermelon, to taste. 

Spicy tequila ice lollies

Spicy mango margarita lollies

One for the adults!

  • 3 small, ripe mangoes (stoned and peeled)
  • The juice and zest of 2 limes 
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp hot chilli powder 
  • 50ml tequila
  1. Scoop out the mango flesh and blitz in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve or strainer to remove the pulp, collecting the mango juice in a bowl.  
  3. Add the lime juice, zest, caster sugar, chilli powder and tequila to the bowl and mix until smooth. 
  4. Divide the mixture between your ice lolly moulds and place in the freezer for about 45 minutes. 
  5. Take the lollies out of the freezer and insert your popsicle sticks. Return the moulds to the freezer for a further 4 hours, until solid. 
Feelin' hot, hot, hot? Add an extra sprinkle of chilli powder when your lollies are ready to eat. 

Raspberry tea ice lollies

Raspberry tea ice pops

Sweet 'n' sophisticated

  • 100g fresh raspberries
  • 3 raspberry tea bags (or any fruit tea of choice)
  • 350ml boiling water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup 
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  1. Add the raspberries, tea bags and maple syrup to a bowl and pour the boiling water over top.
  2. Leave to infuse for 10 minutes before removing the tea bags. Stir in the lime juice and leave to cool. 
  3. Pour the liquid into 6 ice lolly moulds and freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight. 

Now you have the snacks sorted, head over to our garden party blog to discover everything you need to be the host with the most this summer.

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