IT’S GETTING SUNNY AGAIN.
The 3 times a year that it actually is scorching hot in Britain are my favourite kind of days. Especially on a weekend. Being woken up by the sun streaming through the window, birds chirping, knowing you have absolutley NOTHING to do today apart from to decide on the outfit you’ll wear for sunbathing, getting out your deck chair/beach towel and laying down to feel that amazing warmth all over your back that just makes you smile for hours…
There’s always one problem though. You get too hot. And you need a drink. Or an ice lolly/cream – and you really want a beer but there’s about 90 seconds exactly that it will stay cold for and there is nothing worse than warm beer. A bottle of water really isnt cutting it and you start going back and forth to the fridge freezer to (check on your tan, obvs) and to try and decide if you should just bring the bag of ice outside to sit your juice in, or you in, and can you REALLY stomach another Magnum as you’ve had three already?
Well, this solves all problems. If you’re having your mates over for sunbathing time in the garden, they’re going to want drinks, and ice, and lollies. This hits all three.. (Ok who am I kidding, I sunbathe ALONE and totally had four of these myself the other day, no judging)
Coconut-Mojito ice lollies. (Or popsicles if you’re that way inclined.) I blooming love coconut, it’s my absolute fav flavour on earth. Mix it in a drink, or with chocolate, or even in a CURRY and it makes everything taste amazing. So rather than using traditional rum for my mojito lollies, I used coconut rum. You could use any type/flavour you like (I recently found passion fruit rum and am dying to taste that bad boy) These are so easy to make, but make them in advance so you can freeze them overnight.
I also found these amazing ice lolly moulds from Matalan, (I KNOW right!) Super cute and exactly the right size for a good ‘cool-down’ period. Try it out!