Up your ice-pop game with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing home-made popsicles, from wholesome and healthy to indulgent delights.
A chilled popsicle, grabbed and shared round languorously from the freezer on a boiling hot day is a simple, nostalgic pleasure. These juvenile treats have clearly not lost their appeal amongst fun-loving adults, and recent trends have seen these childish ices transformed into something far more sophisticated, with fresh natural ingredients and gourmet flavours. Adults and children alike will adore Coconut, Mango and Passion Fruit ice pops – a rainbow of colours and three of your five-a-day in the most enjoyable way. A stash of dairy-free Almond Milk, Honeycomb and Salted Chocolate Pops will always be welcome, while making Buttermilk, Rosewater, Raspberry and Pistachio Pops with whole raspberries set inside would be the most attractive end to any dinner party. It is remarkably easy to make these frozen treats at home, so stock up your freezer and have a posh popsicle ready for any occasion.
Louise Pickford is a sought-after food writer and food stylist with over 20 years’ experience. She is the author of 15 cookbooks published worldwide, including 'Smoothies' and 'Barbecue' for Ryland Peters & Small. English by birth, she has been based in Sydney, Australia for the past decade, but has recently relocated to rural France—a short drive from Spain!