Posts in Dessert
Wimbledon Strawberries and Cream Ice Pops

Continuing my love affair with ice pops is today's idea in honour of the great tennis Championships Wimbledon - a strawberry and cream dream!

Strawberries and cream ice lollies

We are big tennis fans in our family. My Mum spent an entire 2 weeks, late in her pregnancy with me, chained to watching Wimbledon eating strawberries and cream and my Grandpa was a huge fan of the game, both playing and watching. My mother in law has played tennis for years and plays every week at her local club, inspiring Sammy to want to take up lessons last term at school. 

So even without our Wimbledon hero of 2013 out of the Championships, here is a delicious ice pop recipe to keep you cool during the semi's and finals at the weekend!


  • 1 tin coconut milk
  • 6 large strawberries
  • large pinch of dried rose petals
  • large pinch of freeze dried strawberries
Strawberry and cream lollies

You can source dried rose petals and freeze dried strawberries in Waitrose.

Strain your coconut milk into a jug to remove any lumps.

Cut up your strawberries into 6 smaller pieces.

Strawberry and Cream Lollies

Take your ice pop moulds (Which you buy in both Sainsburys and Waitrose as well as on Amazon and eBay.) and fill a third full with coconut milk.

Add a sprinkle of rose petal and freeze dried strawberry, pop in 2/3 pieces of cut fresh strawberry and poke with a knife to the bottom, mixing the ingredients together at the base of the mould.

Edible rose petals

Set in the freezer for approx 45 mins. Repeat the previous step twice over until your moulds are full. If you want to fill them straight up from the start then add more fruit to ensure the fruit is evenly distributed on freezing.

Remove from the freezer and eat from the mould or squeeze free and wrap with a piece of baking paper.

Strawberry and Cream Ice Lollies
Strawberries and cream ice lollies
Strawberries and cream ice lollies


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Haribo Ice Pops

Ok so making Pimms Ice Pops the other week was a little unfair on the boys, seeing as they were packed full of alcohol!

So this week for after dinner treats in the garden we made Haribo Pops!

These are all kinds of awesome and would be fab for a Summer party.

Haribo Ice Pops
Haribo Ice Pops

I used coconut water with passionfruit and pineapple as the base of the lolly and set a third of the mould at a time with 4 sweets from the packet of Haribo Star Mix each time.

Haribo Ice Pops
Haribo Ice Pops

The best thing is the fruit water freezes around them and has just enough depth of colour to give you only a flash of what surprises are hidden inside.

Haribo Ice pops

You could add the passionfruit seeds for extra crunch or try it mixed with blue food colouring first, if you are hosting a Frozen party!

The sweets won't freeze so their consistency is not altered during the freezing process.

Haribo Ice Pops

Each layer set within an hour and it turns out they are right. Kids and grown ups love it so, the happy world of Haribo!

Haribo Ice Pops
Haribo Ice Pops
Haribo Ice Pops

ps. You can buy the moulds in Waitrose or online. I got mine on Amazon. Now what to make next?! 

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2 Minute Mousse Flans

I love hosting especially in the Summer. Hazy days filled with the smell of a BBQ and an excuse to hang fairy lights in the garden. No wait, I don't need any excuse for fairy lights!

But BBQ's are quite tricky to host, there always seems to be an endless amount of meat to cook, that's ready at different times! So here's a 2 minute idea for dessert, that looks amazing but takes almost no time whatsoever!

Mousse Flans
Children's Recipe
Flan recipe

All you need is chocolate and lemon mousse, fruit and ready made mini flan bases. 

Summer fruits
Flan recipe

You can find everything you need at any good supermarket.

A sweet idea that the kids can join in with too! The boys loved making their own "special" puddings! Well I have them fooled ;)

Children's recipe
Lemon mousse recipe
chocolate mousse recipe
Lemon mousse recipe

Fill your flan bases with 2 large tablespoons of mousse (2 yoghurt sized pots will fill 3 flans) and decorate with fruit. A squeeze of lemon juice over the kiwi, blueberries and lemon mousse is a delight.

Fruit flan recipe
Fruit flan recipe
Kids dessert recipe
Fruit flan recipe
Lavender recipe
BBQ dessert recipe

Any other time saving recipes you've made?! I like to have more time to enjoy the party! 

kid's baking idea
lemon mousse recipe
lemon mousse recipe

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