Want to beat the heat this summer with a boozy treat? Then read on to find our recipe for some refreshing adults-only ice lollies! Alcoholic ice pops always make a welcome addition to any barbecue or get-together and there’s truly no end to the flavours you can make – mojito, G&T, cider, Pimm’s… But to celebrate this year’s National Prosecco Day on Friday 13th August, we just had to share this recipe for some zingy prosecco ice lollies. Fruity, refreshing and extremely easy to make, you’ll find yourself making them again and again!
But before we get to the recipe, here are some helpful tips for making boozy popsicles:
Alcohol has a Lower Freezing Temperature than Fruit Juices and Yogurts
Whenever you add alcohol to ice lollies, remember that alcohol has a lower freezing temperature than water, juice or yoghurt and stronger spirits like gin or tequila won’t freeze at the temperatures of a normal home freezer. So don’t add too much booze or you’ll end up with a very slushy lolly. As a rule of thumb, when using spirits it’s best to stick to one part alcohol to five parts mixer.
There’s a wide range of lolly moulds out there but we would recommend those made of silicone as they’re easy to clean and it’s easy to pop the lollies out!
Leave a Small Gap
The lollies will expand as the mixture freezes, so make sure to leave a small gap at the top of each lolly mould.
Make your Lollies a Little Extra
Once your lollies are frozen, give them a little extra pizazz by dipping the ends in some melted chocolate. You can even add some sprinkles, nuts or fruit to really impress.
Eat them Quickly
Your lollies will taste best as soon as they are frozen, or within one week of making them.
Ingredients (Makes 4 x 80ml lollies):
- 200g ripe strawberries
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- 2 tsp elderflower cordial
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 100ml chilled Prosecco (The rest of the bottle you can use to make more or drink whilst waiting for the lollies to freeze!)
How to Make Strawberry Prosecco Ice Lollies:
- Blend strawberries in a food processor with the caster sugar, elderflower and lemon juice.
- Sieve into a jug and pour in the prosecco.
- Pour mixture into the lolly moulds.
- Freeze overnight or at least for 6-8 hours.
We hope you enjoyed this recipe for strawberry prosecco ice lollies. And remember, the possibilities are endless. You could easily change up this recipe by adding raspberries, peach, or any other fruit you like. And of course, you could use another type of sparkling wine like Champagne or Cava. Have fun experimenting and tell us about your creations.