A summer ice-lolly treat for us grown-ups!
The half-term holidays are over and what a week it’s been! Blazing sunshine every day. And you know what that means…
BBQs, paddling pools, slightly sun burnt shoulders, listening to people complain that it’s too hot (psk!!), a truckful of ice cream for the kids, and these prosecco ice lollies for the grown-ups.
Oh yeah, I had three of these on Sunday – amongst a couple of other boozy type recipes I was making for the blog (how much do I love my job!!). This was the first recipe I shot, so it had my full and (mostly) sober attention. By the time we got to the third recipe for granita – well let’s just say I was a little bit giggly and had to rely on autofocus to get any pics…..
I may or may not post that granita recipe…..These ice lollies are the BEST!
Three ingredients – Prosecco, elderflower cordial and slices of cucumber – that’s all it takes. Sooo refreshing!
They start to melt pretty quickly (I’m guessing that’s because of the lower freezing point of the alcohol), so you need to eat them fairly quickly, but that really isn’t a problem.
The cucumber is optional, but I think it looks quite pretty, and frozen cucumber slices are actually really yummy.
If you wanted, you could replace with berries, or even sliced grapes. Why didn’t I think of that beforehand!
Oh well, there’s always next weekend…
Check out more popsicle and ice cream recipes over at my friend Kavey’s blog here – she’s collecting coooool treats from lots of other bloggers.
- 480ml (2 cups) Prosecco
- 120ml (1/2 cup) elderflower cordial
- 20 slices cucumber
- Ice lolly mold (I use this Norpo mold) <--Amazon affiliate link
- Place two slices of cucumber in each of the ice lolly molds.
- Mix together the prosecco and elderflower cordial and divide between the ice lolly molds.
- Place the lids on and the ice lolly sticks in and freeze for at least 5-6 hours.
- ** Note - you may need to set your freezer temperate a little lower to get a really solid ice lolly - I had mine set at -20c/-4f
Tools used (fyi these are Amazon affiliate links – which means if you buy the product I get a small commission (at no extra cost to you). If you do buy, then thank you! That’s what helps me to keep Kitchen Sanctuary running x)
|Norpro Ice Lolly Maker|