Eating ice lollies takes me straight back to childhood; there’s something about them that reminds me of carefree summer days full of laughter, sunshine and friends. Ice creams and sorbets can be just as cooling, but I think only lollies have such a strong association with putting worries aside and living in the moment.

Also known as popsicles, ice pops, freeze pops, paletas and even ice blocks, depending on where you’re from, all you need is a tasty liquid, a suitable container, a stick and a freezer!

For this month’s challenge, I’m asking you to make home made ice lollies. Fruit juice, soft drinks or alcoholic cocktails, fruit blended with cream or yoghurt or more extravagant creations with surprise centres or chocolate shells… it’s completely up to you!

 

And Lakeland have kindly offered Kavey Eats a prize for the best post entered into August’s BSFIC challenge.

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The Zoku Quick Pop Maker (£34.99) gives you a way to make ice lollies on demand in less than 10 minutes! Leave the base unit in your freezer, take it out when you fancy some ice lollies, pour in your liquid and watch it freeze in front of your eyes. The unit we’re giving away as a prize has three lolly slots, but you can make at least two batches, potentially three, before it needs to be returned to the freezer to chill again.

The prize also includes the Zoku Character Kit (£9.99) which provides stencils and positioning tools to easily make fun designs in your home made ice lollies.

I’ve been given a set to test, and I’ve already made a few great ice lollies which I’ve been enjoying in both the rain and sunshine we experienced in July. I’ll be sharing some of my ideas in my own August BSFIC posts this month.

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Of course, you don’t need a Zoku to enter this month’s challenge as you can make your lollies in conventional moulds, or even in random cups, glasses or jars.

I’ve been bookmarking ideas from simple frozen liquid ice lollies to cream, yoghurt, fruit and nutella ones to some adult-only boozy ones that look rather decadent. You can find lots of inspiring ideas on my BSFIC Pinterest board.

 

How To Take Part In BSFIC

  • Create and blog a recipe that fits the challenge by the 28th of the month.
  • In your post, mention and link to this Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream post.
  • In your post, include the Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream badge.
  • Email me (by the 28th of the month) with your first name or nickname (as you prefer), the link to your post and an image for my roundup, sized to no larger than 500 pixels on the longest side.

You are welcome to submit your post to as many blogger challenge events as you like.

If the recipe is not your own, please be aware of copyright issues. Please email me if you would like to discuss this.

If you tweet about your post using#BSFIC or #bloggersscreamforicecream, I’ll retweet any I see.

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About The Competition

  • Valid entry into the August BSFIC (as above) will be considered entry into the competition for the Zoku Quick Pop Maker and Character Kit.
  • The deadline for entries is midnight GMT 28th August 2012.
  • I will select my favourite entry from those submitted. I’ll be looking for an entry that meets the challenge theme, a recipe that makes me salivate, easy-to-follow recipe instructions and a post that is well-written and attractively presented.
  • The prize is a Zoku Quick Pop Maker and Zoku Character Kit.and includes delivery to a UK mainland address only.
  • The prize cannot be redeemed for cash.
  • The prize is offered directly by Lakeland.
  • The winner will be notified by email. If no response is received within 14 days of notification, the prize will be forfeit and a new winner will be picked and contacted.

Can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

And don’t be put off taking part even if you don’t fancy going all out for the competition prize – I’d love to read your posts and see your pictures of any ice lollies you make this month!

  13 Responses to “August BSFIC: Ice Lollies! + Competition Prize For Best Post”

  1. ahhhh… my mum had a ‘proto’ version of the Zoku when we were growing up… she used to put orange squash in them…. how 70′s is that!?!… great challenge! x

  2. [...]   August BSFIC: Ice Lollies! + Competition Prize For Best Post [...]

  3. Lollies! what a brilliant challenge!

  4. I used to love the shandy lollies of the 70s, maybe I should go boozy for this challenge!

  5. It is well documented that people who are me will eat actually *anything* if it has been sufficiently pickled. Therefore I say genius. Big fat awesome swathes of genius :)

  6. Also, on a slightly different note – lollies with faces are clearly the way forward :)

  7. Gulp… after my early confidence with the July challenge I am scratching my head with this one. I do love those Zozu gadgets though!

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  9. [...] the recent sunshine or just the fact that it is summer, but when trying to decide what to make for Kavey’s Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge  I wanted something that tasted like I was on a tropical island.  Something with fruit and not a [...]

  10. [...] story: my friend Kavey of Kavey Eats does this monthly blog challenge thing called Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream (aka BSFIC).  This month’s challenge is all about ice lollies, aka popsicles, so I thought [...]

  11. [...] I’m entering this into the Kavey Eats Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge. [...]

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  13. [...] lots of fun this summer with the Zoku Quick Ice Pop (Lolly) Maker (£39.99) I was sent to review; I can recommend it! I can also recommend the Cuisinart Electric Pepper Mill (£19.99), which I own and like but [...]

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