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Fresh summer lollies - the ideal picnic partner! Here’s the why and how!

29 March 2017

Summer (and Autumn) in South Africa are pretty warm! Next time you’re planning a picnic, a trip to the beach or you’ve been assigned dessert duty for your next dinner party, don’t overlook the simple Summer lolly. They seem to be trending around the world for their visual appeal and simplicity. Become a trendsetter by stealing a few of our ideas and even taking your lollies up a notch.

HERE ARE FOUR SIMPLE RECIPES FOR THE IDEAL SUMMER LOLLIES

1. ORANGE AND CHOCOLATE LOLLIES

Who doesn’t love a bit of chocolate at the end of a meal? These ice-lollies are made by scooping your homemade orange ice cream into balls and then inserting a stick into them. Once they’ve firmed up a little more in the freezer and your guests are ready for a treat, melt your chocolate and dip each ice-cream ball into the mixture. It will freeze pretty quickly, so have a bowl of toppings ready to sprinkle on before it sets. Things like nuts, hundreds and thousands or a drizzle of caramel would make the most delightful addition!

2. FRUIT SALAD ICE POPS

Perfect to keep around the house as a ‘healthy’ snack. All you need for these are your chosen sliced fruit and your chosen fresh fruit juice. Fill the moulds with the sliced pieces of fruit, and add enough juice to cover the fruit. The best part? They’ll be ready in 6 hours and can be kept for up to two weeks! Next time someone around the house is whining for a snack, you know exactly what to grab!

2. FROZEN BERRY YOGHURT POPS

Ideal for a children’s summer party, it is a mix between cheesecake, yoghurt and fruity flavours. They’re a healthier alternative to store bought ice-cream. They’re also lined with a biscuit base, so they’re super easy to whip up and quick to clean!

3. TWO-TONED, FRUITY ICE-LOLLIES

They are perfect for a trip to the beach! Summery and sweet, they’re guaranteed to be a hit when you pull them out of the cooler box! Try a combo like granadilla and passion fruit or berry and apple and watch the people flock to your umbrella!

If you really want to impress your guests, start practicing some of the latest Summer lolly trends! For added visual appeal, pop some edible flowers into your popsicle moulds. When you pull them out, the flowers will have frozen along with the lolly, creating a beautiful pattern and some gorgeous colour combos! And finally, to add to the texture and taste of the lollies, add things like fresh berries, chunks of nougat or crushed biscuit. You can never go wrong with a little extra effort!

Household Plastics has the most ideal popsicle makers for all occasions, and accessories to make your picnic, beach trip or party even easier! Visit our website and take a look through all our offerings, you’ll be sure to find one or two (or ten!) things that tickle your fancy.

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