Aug 192012

One of the things that most excites me about the Zoku ice lolly maker is the ability to make ice lollies with shells made of a different liquid than the filling. I don’t mean chocolate-dipping finished lollies, but actual layers like you find in the Walls Solero or this clever gelatin-wrapped Chinese lolly.

The first idea that popped into my head was also the one that just wouldn’t let go.

I was determined to make a coke float lolly. There’s something magical about the way coke and vanilla ice cream transmogrify into something wholly new and different when they are combined. It’s delightful!


Using good quality fresh ready-made custard, I filled the Zoku moulds with custard and let the unit start to freeze the lollies from the outside in. After a few minutes, I used a straw to suck out the unfrozen liquid centre and poured in some coca cola in its place. Then it was just a case of waiting for the lollies to freeze all the way through.


It worked!

The coca cola looks much paler once it’s frozen, and of course, it’s lost its fizz! But the combination o ftwo different tastes and textures in the mouth works!


With the exception of adding little decorative pieces of gherkin to my pickleback ice lollies, most of the lollies I’ve made using the Zoku have been recipes I could just as easily make in regular ice lolly moulds. The only advantage has been the vastly quicker freezing time. But this example showcases a lolly I’d find very difficult, if not impossible, to make without the Zoku and I’m delighted with how it came out.

Don’t forget, there’s a Zoku just waiting to be won by one of the participants in the August Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream challenge.


What two (or three!) layer lollies would you make?

  15 Responses to “Coke Float Ice Lolly”

  1. I need one of those SO badly :-)

  2. I just love this Kavey. It’s genius!! And what a shame to have had to suck out all that custard. I’m trying to work out how to make lollies without a mould… think I have an idea…

    • Harder, I think, but maybe if you have something you can push into the custard to create a hollow, while it freezes, then take it out once frozen and pour in the coke?

  3. Ooh great idea. Can you do Fab-style multilayer lollies too?

  4. wow these look fab.I have seen so many creative ways of using this machine. I absolutely shall be entering.
    Interestingly I saw another blogger using coke in lollipops and they did a reduction of the coke before freezing to make it more syrupy. Not sure how much difference it makes as still will lose its fizz!

  5. Oh wow! This great post has transported me back a few years. Everyone loves a Coke Float!

  6. All I want in the world is this ice lolly! I think I am going to have to go out and buy an coke float just to curb the cravings!

  7. Amazing! They are so cute!

  8. Hi, I am from Madrid. There is this popsicle called “Dracula” in here. It disappeared for many years and now someone wisely advised the brand to produce it again.. The fact is, this pop is composed by an external thin layer of cola and filled with a first layer of strawberry juice (closer to the top) and vanilla cream (closer to the hand). I would try the combination in your zoku pop maker, for it is a winning one, it also is close to what you did in this recipe. Best regards from the restless capital of Spain.

    • Oh how interesting, I’ve never come across this Dracula but love the idea. Thank you so much for letting me know about it!

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  10. […] well and freeze. I used my Zoku to freeze the liquid quickly but these would work perfectly well poured into traditional lolly […]

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