Saturday 20 July 2013

Homemade Mini Ice Creams and Lollies

I'd love to have an ice cream maker but I have a very small freezer that's always full to the brim, so when I saw the theme for this month's We Should Cocoa was ice cream, I thought I probably wouldn't be able to take part. Then I saw this ice pop maker in 99p Stores - I'd come across them before but they are usually quite big and again I wasn't sure they would fit in my freezer. I'm also not a fan of ice lollies so hadn't bought one until now - but since this was only 99p I thought it was worth giving it a try! The lollies it makes are very small - about three inches long - so it's easier to fit in your freezer if you haven't got a lot of space.

As it's We Should Cocoa, the ice creams had to involve chocolate. As I was making such a small amount I wasn't worried about trying to find a specific recipe, and instead I melted some white chocolate and mixed it with milk.

I then added some chopped chilli from a jar (Very Lazy brand) as I have seen recipes for white chocolate and chilli ice cream before and thought it looked interesting. I spooned it into a couple of the lolly moulds.

I thought I would try another flavour at the same time and make an ice lolly rather than an ice cream. I love Whittards instant teas, served cold in summer, and I had this summer cocktail flavour.

I made some up and poured it into the other lolly moulds- and then found that three of them each had a tiny hole in the bottom that made the liquid run straight out! That was quite annoying but I guess if you buy cheap, you get cheap!

I put the moulds in the freezer for a couple of hours and was pleased to find they came out easily. Here's my white chocolate and chilli ice cream:

And here you can see the summer cocktail iced tea flavour ice lolly as well.

These tasted good and I was pleased with the way they turned out, so I would consider investing in a better lolly maker in future.

I'm sending these to We Should Cocoa, hosted by Choclette at Chocolate Log Blog and Chele at Chocolate Teapot.


  1. just right for this hot weather.

  2. Oh how annoying to buy something that is broken even before you start. Really like the sound of the white chocolate and chilli combination and the lolly format is such a perfect way to eat them. Thanks for joining in with We Should Cocoa and for being so inventive.


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