Strawberry and elderflower ice pop with a bit of fizz

August 18th 2016
By: Melanie Hollidge
Strawberry and elderflower ice pop with a bit of fizz

Ice lollies for all the family, an ice pop is a delightful part of childhood but they can be for grown-ups too.  If you are planning a family friends and neighbours get together this August in St Albans or Harpenden you could do worse than offer everyone an ice pop. This BBC good food recipe is easy to follow and seriously refreshing.
For the ingredients
400g ripe strawberries, stalks removed
2 tbsp caster sugar
4 tsp elderflower cordial
2 tsp of fresh lemon juice
For the adult mix use 200ml of Prosecco for the children use 200ml of lemonade
7g tub freeze-dried strawberries (optional)
To make you just whizz the strawberries in a food processor with the caster sugar, elderflower and lemon juice. Pass the mixture through sieve into a jug and stir in the prosecco or the lemonade ( might be worth using a food colouring for the children’s pops so they are easily distinguishable) a drop of blue will make them original . Pour the mixture into the lolly moulds leaving a 1/2 cm gap at the top to allow for expansion. Sprinkle the freeze-dried strawberries over the base if you are using them for a bit of a chewy base.
The lollies need to be in the freezer for at least an hour for the mixture to be firm enough to support a lolly stick. So after an hour or so push a lolly stick 3/4 of the way into each lolly mould and freeze for another 6-8 hrs until solid. Beware alcoholic lollies melt quickly so serve straight away with a bowl or paper napkin to catch any drips.