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 a 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.
The coca cola looks much paler once it’s frozen, and of course, it’s lost its fizz! But the combination of two 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.
What two (or three!) layer lollies would you make?