I know there are lots of recipes for Pimms ice lollies out there, but this is my tried and tested, tweaked a few times one.
I am not an ice lolly fan, but it’s been very hot and sticky here, this past week, so I broke out the Pimms, this weekend and made my famous ice lollies. I have played a bit with types of lemonade, quantity of Pimms, and what fruit works well. You can tweak this to suit your own taste, but this is how we and many guests who have tried them, like them….
You will have to excuse the rocket shaped lolly holders, I need to invest in some more sophisticated ones, I think.
This recipe makes 6 medium sized lollies.
A bottle of normal fizzy lemonade. I find the real sugar lemonades work better, than diet ones. 400ml of lemonade is needed for this recipe
200 mls of Pimms. I used the normal, No 1 version. You can experiment with other flavours too
6-8 ripe strawberries
a dozen raspberries or blackberries (or you can use small pieces of orange or other fruits)
a handful of fresh mint, roughly chopped
Ice lolly holders
- Mix the Pimms with the lemonade, and leave to stand
- pop a few strawberries/raspberries (or other fruit) in the ice lolly holders and add the mint. I find you can fill the holders quite full, and it makes for a nicer lolly, with fruit mixed evenly through out.
- Pour the Pimms mix, into the holders. Depending on what type you have, you may have to leave a space at the top, to put the stick holder in, or fill to the top.
- Plop the sticks in
- Freeze upright for 4-6 hours. When frozen, to ease the lolly out, run it under a warm water tap for 30 seconds.
- Enjoy, preferably whilst in a paddling pool, in the shade, when you have five minutes of peace and quiet…