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Summer Ice Lollies for Kids and Grown ups!

Hands up if you're loving the sunshine - me too! Although, I've got to admit it's been a little bit too hot for my liking at times and don't get me started on trying to get a toddler to sleep at night in this heat...any parent will know it's quite the challenge! Of course, sunshine and warm weather has meant we've been able to spend more time outdoors. We've had the paddling pool and water table out (cue many spontaneous water fights) and we've even had a go at making some delicious ice lollies, thanks to the team at Steamer Trading!

Ice lollies are the perfect treat for kids during a heatwave as they not only taste delicious but are great for cooling them down and providing hydration too. But they're not just for kids - grown ups don't have to miss out on all the fun! I'll let you into a little secret...alcohol ice lollies are the perfect way to enjoy a little tipple in the blazing sun, whilst you cool down and chill out. Try the recipe below and you'll be thanking me later!

Instead of watching the football at the weekend (I'm just not that into it) I decided to have a go at making some ice lollies with Arthur, using these fantastic ice lolly moulds by Zoku. We were kindly gifted the Ice Pops Fish Moulds by Zoku* for Arthur (the design is fun and perfect for kids) and the Zoku In Line Pop Moulds* for us adults (because let's face it, making alcohol ice lollies is fun enough!)

Ice Lolly Recipes for Kids & Grown ups

Although I love a good cocktail and definitely will be making some cocktail inspired ice lollies in the future, we had a bottle of Prosecco ready and waiting in the fridge, so I decided to go ahead and make some Prosecco Ice Lollies for the grown ups and a Lemonade version for Arthur. I don't let him have fizzy drinks at the moment, so thought they'd be a real treat for him!

To make the ice lollies a little more fancy, I also added in a few of the Lemon Bursting Bubbles from Popaball* in Arthur's lemonade ice lollies (available at www.steamer.co.uk) and the strawberry ones in the Prosecco pops. Not only do they look cool but they also have an intense fruity flavour when they pop, which adds a special something to the ice lollies.

And of course, who could say no to a little shimmer? After seeing the Blue Pearl Shimmer from PopaBall*, I just had to sprinkle some into both the lemonade and Prosecco lollies. I have to say, I don't think I put quite enough in the lemonade pops but you can really see it in the Prosecco version. I also tried it in a glass of Prosecco at the weekend and it made it look so pretty!

Lemonade Ice Lollies for Kids

The process of making the lollies was as simple as pouring the lemonade into a jug, adding a few of the Lemon Bursting Bubbles and a sprinkling of the Shimmer. I then poured it into the moulds until it reached the 'fill line' which is clearly shown at the top of them and popped the funky shaped fish tails in, before sticking them in the freezer for the required 8 hours. Removal was also so much simpler than I imagined. All you do is gently pull the fish tail shaped ice lolly stick and it will begin to remove the ice lolly; bringing the silicone mould with it until the two separate. No fuss. No mess. It couldn't be easier!

Prosecco Ice Lollies for Grown ups

The recipe was similar for the adult ice lollies, only I adapted it to use Prosecco and Strawberry Bursting Bubbles*, with the shimmer, instead. The ice lolly moulds are slightly different in that they have a sleeve that you fill up, which slots into the moulds and then you clip together the stick and base to put on top. When you want to remove them (after at least 8 hours in the freezer) you simply have to run the sleeve under the tap for a minute or so and then the ice lolly will slip out with ease!

Both ice lolly moulds are easy to fill and clean. They are pretty slimline in design, so easy to slot into your freezer and we had no problems whatsoever creating perfectly shaped ice lollies. I only wish I'd added a little fruit juice to Arthur's lemonade pops, so the fish designs were a little more defined but at least I know for next time! You can still make out the different fish shapes (there are 6 designs in total) and Arthur's loved choosing his favourites. They're a definite winner for children and make the whole ice lolly making experience even more fun.

So did they taste good?

Of course they did! Arthur was delighted with his fish shaped lemonade ice lolly pops and they've made the perfect treat (and occasional bribe) over the last couple of days. After sampling my Prosecco ice lollies I can also say I'm extremely pleased with the taste! It's just like having a frozen glass of it, only you get the odd pop of sweet strawberry flavouring, provided by the Popaball bursting bubbles, which is a real treat for the tastebuds! I think the shimmer looks awesome - it makes me think of mermaids and I'll definitely be adding a little more in the kid ice lolly recipe next time, so Arthur can enjoy the shimmer too!

Fancy making your own summer ice lollies for kids and grown ups? I've popped the ingredients on the image below, so feel free to pin it! And if you fancy treating yourself to some new ice lolly moulds you can get 10% off products in the Ice Cream & Lollies Category at Steamer Trading using the discount code: SCRIBBLE 

Got a tasty ice lolly recipe? Feel free to share it or link me to it in the comments below and let me know if you try making the Lemonade or Prosecco ice lollies yourself!

Megan x
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