A couple of weeks ago, I shared the first post (Cat Origami Bookmarks) in the Pinterest Challenge I am doing with the lovely Kay from Mummy Who. The idea is really cool, we choose 3 Pinterest pins for each other, then we attempt to recreate each one and blog about our experiences. For our second challenge, Kay has picked me these Strawberry Ice Pops which look amazing and perfect for the summer! To see which pin I gave to Kay, go head over to Mummy Who and check out our second challenge!
When I knew I was going to make these, I headed over to Amazon to find myself some ice pop moulds. The pack I chose had 6 regular moulds and 6 star shaped moulds. The best bit about these ice pops is there is only five ingredients – the simpler the recipe the better in my opinion. So the day before, I went shopping for skimmed milk, whipped cream, strawberry syrup, white chocolate and rainbow sprinkles.
Step 1: Add milk to measuring jug. The instructions advise 480 ml but I wanted to make room for the cream so I only added about 400 ml.
Step 2: Add cream and mix well. I added about 150 ml of cream – I probably would have added more if the jug allowed it.
Step 3: Add the strawberry syrup and mix again until the milk turns pink.
Step 4: Pour the tasty mixture into moulds.
Make sure you fill the moulds up to the very top and place the lids on firmly.
Step 5: Place the moulds into the freezer for at least 6 hours or overnight.
Step 6: Hope for the best…
Step 7: (24 hours later) Prepare the white chocolate by breaking it up and microwaving for 30 seconds (stir) and a further 30 seconds.
Step 8: Yay, the ice pops turned out okay! To remove the case, run under warm water for about a minute and they slide off easily.
Step 9: Dunk the ice pop into the warm melted white chocolate and sprinkle with rainbows.
Step 10: Repeat for all ice pops. Once they have been dunked and sprinkled, I’ve found they don’t want to go back into their cases. If you wrap them with tin foil and pop back into the freezer they should be fine.
Step 11: Enjoy your strawberry ice pops!
Thank you for the challenge Kay! This was really fun to do and I actually surprised myself here. I’m looking forward to our next one which will be appearing on the blog in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned! Don’t forget to head on over to Mummy Who and see which pin I gave to Kay for the second challenge…
Have you tried making strawberry ice pops? Or have you challenged your friend to a Pinterest challenge? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you!