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.
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.
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.
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!