This was a recipe from when it was sweltering (sadly no more!). We don’t usually have heat like that in the UK (it had been up to the mid 30s) and when we do the whole country grinds to a halt. The transport stops working, everyone spends the whole time saying ‘its just too hot’ and we just don’t know how to cope! It would be ok if we were on holiday in a hot climate, but here at home, we just can’t cope!
If you need a little assistance cooling down the next time it happens, these super zingy, tangy refreshing pink lemonade ice lollies will definitely help. The icy sweet lemony, strawberry ice will definitely lower your temperature – far more refreshing than a cloying creamy ice cream. These are also perfect for the whole family, sweet enough for the children to dive into, and also zingy and refreshing enough to appeal to adult palettes alike. So when the mercury in the thermometer is rising, make sure you get a batch of these into the freezer, you’ll be so happy you did!
Pink Lemonade Ice Lollies
(dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, soya-free, sesame-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)
100g granulated sugar
Juice of 3 lemons
100g strawberry purée
- First make the strawberry puree – blitz up the strawberries and then pass through a fine sieve to make it as smooth as possible
- Dissolve the sugar into the water over a low-ish heat to make a basic stock syrup. Add the lemon juice and strawberry purée, stir well.
- Pour into ice lolly moulds and place in the freezer to set