A couple of years ago, I discovered home made lemonade and I love it. It is so cheap and easy to make and I often make jugs of it over the summer months. You can find my simple recipe here.
Lemon and raspberry together make a lovely combination and I have discovered that drizzling a little of the syrupy lemonade over a bowl of fresh raspberries is a delicious treat.
The lovely people at Sykes Cottages asked us to create a family friendly ice lolly recipe and sent us an ice lolly mould and a gorgeous recipe book to help inspire us in our quest. L got to work straight away and cleverly made some half apple juice, half blackcurrant squash ice lollies that everyone enjoyed and he was very pleased as he did them all by himself.
Having made some home made lemonade, I thought it would be nice to try something with that and so our raspberry and lemonade ice lollies were born.
- 2 lemons
- 100g raspberries
- 300ml water
- 75 - 100g caster sugar
- Squeeze the juice from the two lemons and sieve to get rid of any pips and pulp
- Add the water to the lemon juice and add half of the sugar
- Give the lemonade a really good stir and taste, if it isn't sweet enough, keep adding a little more sugar until you are happy
- Wash the raspberries and place them in your ice lolly moulds
- Fill the moulds with your lemonade and put the sticks on the top
- Freeze for at least three hours
The lemon mixture will taste quite strong but that is to allow for the freezing process which dilutes the lemon flavour quite a lot. The result are really refreshing, fruity lollies which taste lovely, perfect for hot sunny afternoons in the garden.
We were sent the recipe book, ice lolly moulds and money for ingredients for the purpose of the post. The recipe and all images are our own.