With the summer having arrived at last, we all need something to cool us down and what is better than an ice lolly. Lollies are so easy to make yourself and that way you can control the level of sugar. Below is an easy recipe to make delicious “strawberries and cream” flavoured ice lollies.
Strawberries & Cream Ice Lolly Recipe
- 200 ml plain yogurt
- 50 ml milk
- 12 whole fresh strawberries (sliced)
- 3 tsp honey
- Mix the yoghurt, honey, and milk together.
- Slice the strawberries and add to the ice lolly moulds.
- Pour the mixture you just made into the moulds and pop into the freezer.
- If the lolly moulds don’t incorporate sticks, freeze for one hour then after an hour remove from the freezer add lolly sticks. If the moulds have lids with sticks incorporated you can miss out this step.
- Return to the freezer and then freeze for at least another 5 hours.
- If you find it hard to remove the ice lollies from the mould, put the lolly mould into a tub of luke warm water which should loosen them up, making it easier to remove the lollies.
Strawberry and Prosecco Ice Lolly Recipe
- 400g Fresh ripe strawberries, with stalks removed.
- 2tbsp Lemon Verbena infused caster sugar, see how to guide.
- 4tsb Elderflower cordial
- 2tsp Lemon juice
- 160mls chilled Prosecco
Step one: Put all the ingredients apart from the Prosecco into a blender and blend together. Pour the mixture through a sieve placed over a jug then stir in the Prosecco.
Step two: Pour the mixture into ice lolly moulds, leaving a 1cm gap from the top, then place in the freezer for 6-8 hours to set. This should make approximately 8 lollies.
Contains alcohol, suitable for 18+ years. Best to eat within a week.
In either recipe, if you don’t like strawberries, you can swap them for any other type of berry – or a mixture of different ones!
TOP TIPS FOR LOLLY MAKING:
If using loose lolly sticks, rather than mould that incorporate sticks, a great tip is to add the sticks after the lollies have been in the freezer for an hour or so. That way they lolly mix will be soft enough to push the sticks into but firm enough to hold the sticks upright.
If you find it hard to remove the ice lollies from the mould, put the lolly mould briefly into a cup of luke warm water and you’ll be able to get them out slightly more easily.
Ice lollies containing alcohol melt faster, so serve straight away. Do not add more procescco/alcohol than stated in the recipe as the lollies won’t freeze.