Cool down with these strawberry mojito ice lollies, whether you’re going for a mocktail or the alcoholic version these are must this summer!
I’ve been absent for a few weeks now, but with a holiday abroad, my parents coming to stay and a wedding the weekend after it’s safe to say life has got in the way and I’ve been enjoying every minute of it. As much as I love blogging, every now and then it’s good to switch off from the online world and take a moment to recharge. But now I’m baaaaaack.
Summer in the UK is in full swing, and berries here are in abundance. I may not have made it to a PYO farm just yet but that hasn’t stopped me gorging on all of these beautiful summer fruits. At my family home in Somerset we have a strawberry patch, and let me tell you, home grown strawberries are by far the sweetest, juiciest strawberries I’ve ever tasted. Shop bought has nothing on them but if shop bought is all you have access to, they’ll work just fine in this recipe.
With temperatures reaching the late 20s/early 30s it’s safe to say I have been melting. The only way I’ve been able to cool down is with lots of icy treats. I drew inspiration from one of my favourite cocktails to create these strawberry mojito ice lollies – packed full of fresh mint, sweet strawberries, and a little rum these are the perfect refresher on a hot day. Keeping a batch in the freezer has been doing me wonders! How have you been cooling down?
These strawberry mojito ice lollies are:
Fresh and fruity
Low in sugar
The perfect thirst quencher on a summers day
- 500 ml sparkling water
- ¾ cup of fresh strawberries quartered
- 1 lime juiced
- 3 tbsp. agave syrup
- 6 mint leaves
- 1-2 shots of rum optional
- 8 strawberries halved
- 8 mint leaves
Pour the water into a large jug, and add in the strawberries, mint, lime and rum if you’re making the alcoholic version. Using a fork crush the strawberries to release their juices and leave to soak for 30 minutes
After soaking pour the liquid through a sieve so you are left with a smooth mojito mix.
Add 1 chopped strawberry and mint leaf to each ice lolly mould
Pour the mojito into your ice-lolly moulds
Place in the freezer to firm up for 30-60 minutes, depending on your freezer
Remove from the freezer and add in the wooden sticks
Return to the freezer and leave to freeze for 6 hours or overnight
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