There is nothing better than ice cream on a hot summer's day but what if you could combine that with an ice-cold cocktail to make... Alcoholic ice-lollies.
Fruity, refreshing and surprisingly easy to create! The sky is the limit and you can lace your boozy ice-lollies with the poison of your choice and look classy as hell at the same time! These boozicles are sure to make your upcoming summer days by the pool 100 times better. Check out these epic recipes:
1. Strawberry red wine lollies
Perfect for those who yearn for a big glass of red wine to warm their hearts on a cold winter's night! Don't give up that red wine just yet but this time, we have to keep it sweet to get just the right mix!
Makes 6-8 lollies, depending on size
450 grams strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar (optional) - brings out the flavour of the strawberries
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 cup (240 ml) sweet red wine
Preheat oven to 190 degrees C.
In a bowl, mix together the quartered strawberries, balsamic vinegar, and sugar. Spread evenly over a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the berry juices have thickened (but are not burning). Remove from the oven and cool to room temperature.
Place half of the roasted strawberries and juices in a food processor and process until smooth. Stir in the red wine.
Spoon the remaining half of the roasted strawberries into the popsicle moulds. Evenly pour red wine mixture into moulds until close to the top. Freeze popsicles for at least 45 minutes before inserting popsicle sticks. Freeze for a remaining 4 to 6 hours, or until completely frozen, before serving.
2. Classic frozen G&T lollies
This one is perfect for those who aren't a fan of the sickly sweet dessert treats but still want to join in on the fun.
Makes 5 lollies.
300ml tonic (left to go flat)
Cucumber, thinly sliced
Half a lime, squeezed
Mix the gin, tonic and lime juice together in a jug.
Place two slices of cucumber into each lolly mould.
Pour in the gin, tonic and lime juice mix.
Place in the freezer overnight.
3. Blackberry hopsicle
Don't worry beer lovers! We have something for you too, although it may be a little sweeter than your traditional brew.
Makes 5 lollies
110g of fresh blackberries
8g of freshly squeezed lemon juice (a good squeeze)
80g IPA beer
40g of natural, unrefined fair trade cane sugar (3 heaped teaspoons)
Mix all the ingredients in a blender, adding the sugar once everything's nice and smooth. Leave the mixture to settle if there are lots of bubbles from the beer.
Pour into the mould, insert sticks, and freeze.
Check out the video for a boozicle recipe that will take you right back to your childhood and taste the alcoholic rainbow!