4 Simple Ice Lolly Recipes

4 Simple Ice Lolly Recipes

Summer is finally here and in typical British fashion our weather is all over the place!

One minute we’re reaching for our hoodies because it’s pouring with rain and the next we’re melting like ice lollies at Poundstretcher HQ!

So to keep you cool when it’s hot and the kids occupied when it’s cold, we thought we’d share our fave ice lolly recipes that are simple, sweet, and sure to get you in the Summer spirit!

The Fruit Fancy

Three fruit ice lollies with strawberries, kiwis, blackberries, blueberries and ice

What you need to make your ice lollies:

Any sweet fruits of your choice like pineapple, oranges, bananas, berries etc
Lemonade
Half a cup of water
Lolly moulds with sticks

For a good mix of sweet and sour flavours, ‘The Fruit Fancy’ is the perfect pop for you because each lolly can be customised to suit your fancy (of course)! Get your paws on plenty of fruit that is sugary enough to keep up your energy, refreshing to keep you hydrated, and most importantly tasty! Mix half a cup of water with your lemonade. Get some fresh fruit from the market or one of our Dole Tropical Mix Tins ready for your lolly mix. Chop up your fruit in to small pieces that will fit in to your lolly moulds and think about what flavours complement each other. Are you in the mood for a blast of berries like raspberry, strawberry, and blueberry or are you feeling fruity enough for a tropical mix with pineapple and banana? When you’ve sorted what fruits you’re using, add them to the mould and pour in that lemonade/water combo faster than Beyonce can drop a surprise album. Put the moulds in the freezer for 30 minutes to 1 hour then place the lolly sticks inside your mould. Do not remove until they are frozen solid!

Coca-Cola Popsicles

Coca - Cola cans and soda in two glasses

What you need to make your ice lollies:

Coca – Cola (of course)
Lolly moulds with sticks
Optional lemons and/or limes

If you’re the ultimate sloth who likes to sit and chill out, this is the recipe for you. Coca-Cola pops are by far the easiest ice lolly recipe ever. All you need is the cola of your choice – it could be Cherry Coke, Coca Cola Vanilla, Diet Coke etc – and your lolly moulds. Pour in the coke, add your lolly stick, and then freeze until frozen solid. Voila, the easiest frosty treat in the world to make. Try adding a bit of spice with a few lemons and limes in the mix for an extra kick to your lolly. It may not be the healthiest of these treats but damn, it tastes good.

Strawberry Milkshake Pops

Pink ice lolly mix freshly poured in lolly moulds

What you need to make your ice lollies:

Strawberries
200-300ml of milk or a dairy alternative of your choice (we recommend coconut milk for dairy free readers)
Lolly moulds with sticks
Optional raspberries
A measuring jug

Strawberry and raspberry ice lollies with fruit

Prepare to sing the infamous ‘Milkshake’ song by Kellis while you prepare this milk pop! Now, I don’t want to get too technical but this will require a blender or a hand blender for these ice lollies. Get your milk or dairy alternative of your choice and pour about 200-300ml in your blender or bowl. Finely chop your strawberries and add them to the milk. Feel free to add raspberries or sweet flavours like coconut milk. However if you’re adding more fruit remember to add a little more milk to keep that lolly creamy! Blend it up, pour it in your lolly mould with the sticks and of course, freeze until frozen solid.

The English Garden

Cucumber and fruit ice lollies on a wooden backgorund

What you need to make your ice lollies:

Lemonade
A couple of squeezes of juice from a lime slice
Slices of cucumber
Elderflower cordial
Apple juice
A measuring jug
A shot glass
Lolly moulds with sticks

Old chap, the ice lollies will have you come over all British quite suddenly! 'The English Garden' ice lollies are based on the original cocktail drink, however this recipe has been tweaked a little without alcohol (cue disappointed groans from readers). Start off with adding 300ml of lemonade to your measuring jug, 150ml of apple juice, and a shot glass of lime cordial. Stir and mix together. Thinly slice some cucumber and add your preferred amount to the mix then take your slice of lime and squeeze a couple of times for a dash of bitterness. Stir your mixture again then pour in to your lolly moulds, add your sticks and freeze until frozen solid!

When you’ve made your ice lollies, remove them from your moulds by putting it in warm water to soften the ice a bit. Gradually you’ll  be able to pull your popsicle free and enjoy!

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