These glamorous and grown-up apricot, cardamom and pistachio ice lollies offer a delicious twist on traditional desserts. Whether you’re hosting a sophisticated dinner party or a fun summer gathering, these frozen treats are sure to impress your guests. The sweet-tart taste of the apricots harmonizes perfectly with the aromatic cardamom, while the pistachios provide a wonderful crunch. Treat yourself to these luxurious ice lollies as a refreshing and elegant end to your meal or as a guilt-free snack in the sun. Pamper your taste buds with this divine summer treat!
- 20 apricots (approx. 750 g), peeled, halved and pitted
- 100g clear honey
- 50g golden powdered sugar
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 75g pistachios, finely chopped
Do you want to make a large batch?
If you want to make more than 10 lollies but only have one mold, remove the lollies, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container in the freezer. They will last up to a month, but are best consumed within two weeks.
- Place the apricots in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve.
- Measure out 500 ml of apricot puree.
- Add honey, sugar, 100 ml water and cardamom to the puree.
- Mix the ingredients until smooth and uniform.
- Divide the mixture between the 10 cavities of your ice lolly mold.
- Place the pan in the freezer and chill for 30-45 minutes or until just beginning to freeze.
- Insert the lollipop sticks into the partially frozen mixture.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or until frozen solid.
- To remove the lollipops, immerse the mold in hot water for a few seconds.
- Carefully remove the lollies from the mold.
- Dip each lollipop in the chopped pistachios before serving.
Equipment and tools
- Popsicle molds
- Wooden lollipop sticks
- cling film
- Airtight container
- This recipe contains pistachios.
Storage and leftovers
If you want to make more than 10 lollies but only have one mold, remove the lollies, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and store them in an airtight container in the freezer.
They will last up to a month, but are best consumed within two weeks.
Cool Kit Suggestion: Most large supermarkets have wooden ice lolly molds and lollipop sticks. For unusually shaped molds and sticks try Lakeland.co.uk or amazon.co.uk.
Health Benefits of Apricot, Cardamom and Pistachio Popsicles
The combination of apricot, cardamom, and pistachio in these ice lollies not only creates a delicious frozen treat, but also provides several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at the nutritional value and benefits of these ingredients:
Apricots are full of important vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of vitamin A, which promotes good vision and healthy skin. In addition, apricots contain fiber, which aids digestion and prevents constipation. They also provide important antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.
Cardamom is a spice known for its aromatic taste and numerous health benefits. It has powerful antioxidant properties that protect the body’s cells from free radical damage. Cardamom also has anti-inflammatory properties and can improve digestion and relieve gastrointestinal problems such as bloating and stomach upset.
Pistachios are not only delicious but also very nutritious. They are a great source of healthy fats, fiber and protein. These nuts are rich in antioxidants, including lutein and zeaxanthin, which have positive effects on eye health. Pistachios may also help reduce the risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
Reduced sugar content
This recipe uses clear honey and golden powdered sugar, which are relatively healthier alternatives to refined sugar. By reducing the sugar content, these ice lollies are a better option for people who want to moderate their sugar consumption without compromising on taste.
By combining the health benefits of these ingredients, apricot, cardamom and pistachio popsicles not only provide a refreshing summer treat but also contribute to a balanced and nutritious diet.
Do you want to make a large batch?
If you want to make more than 10 lollies but only have one mold, remove the lollies, wrap them individually in plastic wrap, and store them in an airtight container in the freezer. They will last up to a month, but are best consumed within two weeks.
You can find wooden ice lolly molds and lollipop sticks in most large supermarkets. For unusually shaped molds and sticks try Lakeland.co.uk or amazon.co.uk.