Long time not post lovelies…
I’m back in the swing of things and brimming with craft ideas to share with you, first up is this super easy and tasty treat for you guys!
I’m loving this wonderful weather we are having lately, even if us Brits aren’t used to it. Still, I’m not complaining, who knows how long it will last?! Instead I’m making the most of it and creating some delicious homemade ice lollies to cool me down.
What do they say, when life gives you lemons…?
Here’s how I made my gin and elderflower tonic ice lollies…
Gin and tonic mix
Ice lolly sticks
Ice lolly molds (similar here)
I have been wanting to make my own ice pops for a while, so when I spotted the molds in Homebase, a few weeks back, I couldn’t wait to give it a go. The pack contained four molds with brightly coloured handles, but I bought wooden sticks for a more traditional aesthetic to my lollies. For this recipe I used premixed gin and tonic from Sainsburys as the bottle was just the right size to make four lollies, but you can use any gin or tonic you have available.
To start I poured the gin and tonic mix into each of the molds, leaving a few cm before the top. I then topped the molds up with the elderflower cordial and gave it a little taste to see if the mixture was right. Once I was happy with my mix, I used one of the lolly pop sticks to gently stir the liquid and release some of the bubbles. This will help the ice lollies form more solidly and hold together better.
I then placed the mold in the freezer for about 3-4 hours to solidify before taking it out and inserting the sticks into each mold, pushing them down to the bottom. I then returned the molds to the freezer for another few hours. They should be ready to enjoy if they slide out of the molds easily.
If you want to make a few batches of lollies for when friends and family come round, try placing the frozen lollies between sheets of baking paper and popping back in the freezer to free up the molds to make more.
I was really happy with how these lollies turned out, not only do they make a refreshing treat in this heatwave but they also taste delicious. I have a few waiting for me in the freezer for when I need to cool down.
Why not try different flavours like Rhubarb gin, or ginger ale? The possibilities are endless guys! Check out my Pinterest board for more juicy inspirations!
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