A splash of fruity Pimm’s makes these refreshing strawberry, cucumber and mint lollies a grown-up treat. Perfect for a hot summer day, these delicious ice lollies combine the sweetness of strawberries with the cooling essence of cucumber and the invigorating effects of fresh mint leaves.
The addition of Pimm’s adds a unique and tantalizing twist to the flavors, creating a sophisticated frozen treat that will transport you to a tropical paradise. Not only are these lollipops visually appealing with their bright colors, but they also offer an explosion of refreshing flavors with every sip.
Treat yourself to these ice lollies from Pimm’s and experience a tantalizing mix of fruity, cooling and minty sensations – a perfect harmony for adult taste buds looking for a delicious, yet grown-up icy treat.
- 500 g strawberries, peeled and halved lengthwise
- 10 mint leaves
- 75ml Pimm’s
- 200 ml lemonade
- 100g golden powdered sugar
- 20 thin slices of cucumber, cut into quarters
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 strawberries and mint leaves in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the strawberry mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the seeds.
- Add Pimm’s, lemonade and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Divide the cucumber pieces into a 10 x 80ml ice cream mold (see below for where to buy them).
- Pour the strawberry mixture over it and distribute it evenly into the cavities.
- Place the pan in the freezer and chill for 30-45 minutes or until just beginning to freeze.
- Insert lollipop sticks (see below for where to purchase them) and freeze for at least 4 hours or until frozen solid.
- To remove the ice lollies, dip the mold into hot water for a few seconds.
- To serve, carefully remove the lollipops.
Equipment and tools
To make Pimm’s popsicles you will need the following equipment and tools:
- Popsicle molds
- Wooden lollipop sticks
Pimm’s ice lolly recipe contains no known allergens. However, please note that it contains strawberries and mint leaves. If you or anyone consuming this recipe has allergies or intolerances to these ingredients, please take appropriate precautions.
Storage and leftovers
If you want to make a large batch of Pimm’s ice lollies but only have one mold, you can save the ice lollies for later consumption. Here’s how:
- Remove the lollipops from the mold.
- Wrap them individually in cling film.
- Store the wrapped lollies in an airtight container in the freezer.
Pimm’s ice lollies can be stored in the freezer for up to a month. However, for the best taste and consistency, it is recommended to consume them within two weeks.
Health Benefits of Pimm’s Ice Lollies
Summer is the perfect time to cool off and enjoy a refreshing treat, but why not make it healthier? Pimm’s ice lollies are not only a delicious way to beat the heat, but they also offer some surprising health benefits.
The star of this recipe, strawberries, are packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts the immune system and promotes healthy skin. Strawberries are also low in calories and high in fiber, making them a safe addition to these ice lollies.
2. Mint leaves
Not only does mint add a touch of refreshing flavor to these ice lollies, but it also has health benefits of its own. Mint can aid digestion and relieve indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It can also help with bad breath and improve oral health.
While traditional lemonades can be high in sugar, using a homemade or low-sugar lemonade recipe can still provide a tangy taste without excessive calories. Lemons are a good source of vitamin C and can aid digestion and promote hydration.
Cucumbers are mostly water, making them a hydrating addition to these ice lollies. They’re also low in calories and a good source of vitamin K, which is important for bone health and blood clotting. Additionally, cucumbers contain antioxidants that help protect against chronic diseases.
While Pimm’s is typically an alcoholic drink, this recipe uses a small amount purely for flavor. It’s important to note that the alcohol content in these ice lollies is likely minimal or negligible. However, if you would rather avoid alcohol altogether, you can do without it without affecting the overall taste.
6. Golden powdered sugar
Sugar should be consumed in moderation, but this recipe uses golden powdered sugar, which is less processed than refined white sugar. It adds sweetness to the ice lollies while also imparting a slightly caramelized flavor.
By incorporating these ingredients into Pimm’s ice lollies, you can enjoy a delicious frozen treat while reaping the potential health benefits. Make a batch using the recipe provided and stay cool and refreshed this summer!