I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that one of my favourite things about this time of year is being able to indulge in sweet frozen treats! It’s been so humid recently that hanging out with the fan on and eating something cold has become one of life’s little pleasures.
Some of you might remember when I shared some of my favourite mocktails for New Year’s Eve celebrations (confession – they’re way too tasty to have once a year!), and when the gang at Funkin Cocktails got in touch recently to let me know they’d released some new mixers in time for summer, I was excited to see what they had come up with.
Raspberry Mojito sounded like a fruity twist on my very favourite flavour, and I was not disappointed when I tasted this along with their other refreshing newcomer, Elderflower Collins (I’ve become pretty smitten with anything elderflower flavoured lately, is it just me?).
I wanted to give my mocktails a little makeover for the warmer weather, so I decided to make them into popsicles for the perfect low-effort summer treat! Here’s how I did it…
1. Grab the essentials: you’ll need a carton of Funkin Cocktails mixer (I highly recommend both of the new variations!), some fruit (I used strawberries), ice lolly moulds (mine cost about £3 from TK Maxx) and a freezer (obviously!).
2. Dice your fruit into pieces small enough to fit and drop them into the empty moulds.
3. Fill the moulds with the Funkin Cocktails mixer – right to the top!
4. Pop them in the freezer – I left mine overnight.
5. When you next fancy something cool and tasty, head to your freezer my friend because it’s party time!
And it really is as simple as that! Summer mocktail ice lollies in just 5 steps. If you want to take the effort down even further, you could skip the diced fruit – they’ll still taste great. Gary also wanted me to mention that you COULD be even lazier and skip the whole process and put the carton in the freezer and just cut the top off when it’s frozen…but I’ll leave that up to you to decide.
We’ve really enjoyed trying these ice lollies over the weekend, I want to try the making Elderflower Collins with mango chunks next! I think they’re going to be ideal for barbeques and get-togethers over the next few months.
If you decide to give these mocktail ice lollies a go, let me know how you get on and if you come up with any tasty combinations I should try! Do you have any fuss-free recipes for summer I should check out?
Here’s to keeping cool and feeling fruity!
With thanks to our friends at Funkin Cocktails