Well, summer has FINALLY arrived, and what does everyone do? complain that it's too hot! Such a typically British thing to do, but if you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen, which definitely applies in my case, as the kitchen is the hottest room in the house this time of the year. Even the hamsters have gone on vacation to the deepest, darkest (and coolest) depths of the teen cave to cool down.
This explains why my blog has been quiet for a few days (ok, it was a whole week), because who wants to be stuck in the kitchen when the weather is so nice. I've either been at my desk in the coolest part of the lounge (warmest in winter as it's next to the radiator) or up at the allotment, planting, watering and building (more on my DIY pallet bench another time).
This weekend is set to be another scorcher, so these iced lollies will help to cool you down. If you don't have any sparkling elderflower you can make up some cordial with sparkling water or lemonade, or just use regular lemonade, whichever you prefer. This recipe makes 6 lollies but you may need to adjust the quantities depending on the size of your lolly moulds.
Pimms and Elderflower Iced Lollies - makes 6
300ml sparkling elderflower (I used Cawston Press Elderflower Lemonade)
a few thin slices of strawberry
a few thin slices of cucumber
- mix the Pimms and elderflower together
- pop a couple of slices of strawberry & a slice of cucumber into each lolly mould
- fill the moulds with the Pimms mixture & pop a stick in
- freeze overnight
Enjoy! (and no moaning about the weather, we want it to stay like this for a while)