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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Pomegranate and Lime Ice Lollies
Nothing is better on a hot day than an ice lolly to cool you down. So why not try making your own ice lollies which will cost a fraction of supermarket prices, be healthier, more nutritious and taste better. There are numerous recipes to choose from and to make them even cheaper why not use your own homegrown fruit.
If you are going to make ice lollies regularly it will be well worth buying an ice lolly mould set which has built in sticks. Most allow you to make between 4 to 8 lollies of various sizes, cost as little as £1.50 and can be used over and over again.
The following recipe uses pomegranates and limes which are both available in our garden at this time of the year. You simply need; 3 cups water; 1 cup of squeezed (or purchased) unsweetened pomegranate juice; the juice of 2 medium limes and 1/2 cup sugar (less or more depending on taste) Boil the water, add the sugar and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat, pour in pomegranate juice and lime juice and stir thoroughly. Allow to completely cool, re-stir and and pour into lolly moulds to freeze. Enjoy