One of the things that go hand in hand with the summer is ice lollies, but not just any ice lollies, these are alcoholic lollipops. These Slimming World Low Syn Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies are a huge hit with family and friends.
Yes, they have a gin kick, but they are oh so refreshing and just what is needed to help you cool down this summer, you need this slimming world supper recipe in your favourites, there will be more summer recipes coming soon.
Slimming World Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly Syns
Unfortunately these slimming world gin lollies are not syn free, however, they are not going to break the bank. a 50ml shot of gin is 6 syns, so a slimming world gin lolly comes in at 1 syn per lolly. You will need to check this if you use a different gin to me.
Also, make sure that you use low-calorie tonic water or flavoured tonic water. If you’re not a fan of cucumber, then you can replace it with frozen fruit or even mint.
What moulds to use to make ice lolly?
I like making my own ice lollies for several reasons, the first is that the ice lolly moulds are obviously re-usable, so there is no waste and secondly, if I make my own ice lollies, I know exactly what is in them, so I can make them healthier. I have given 3 options of the best ice lolly moulds to consider.
There are a number of moulds to use from the traditional ice lolly shape mould, which is personally my favourite type. They are simple and come with a nice try that the lollies stand up in, all you need is a flat area to put them in the freezer.
The second type of mould is the popsicle or the calypso lolly style, these are absolutely ideal for kids parties. The moulds are silicone, so they can be washed and reused with ease.
The third style is more of the premium lolly type, these use wooden lolly sticks, ideal for more ice cream based ice lollies, you know the luxury chocolate covered ones I mean. This is my least favourite version because the sticks are non-reusable.
Why put fresh fruit in home made ice lollies?
There are a number of reasons to add some fresh fruit into an ice lolly, it can be as simple as to make it look nice, but deep down we all do it for the same reason. The reason is to add that little bit of freshness to the ice lolly. Put in a gin and tonic, a slice of cucumber or even a slice of lemon or lime. In homemade lemonade ice lollies, add a fresh slice of lemon, give it a burst of real lemon, or a strawberry ice lolly add some fresh strawberries, they are super delicious and make these ice lollies look out of this world.
What is Gin?
Gin is a distilled alcoholic spirit made from fermented juniper berries, the flavour of the gin comes from the juniper berries. Gin is one of the broadest and most recognised spirits as it has its own unique style and flavour that all revolves around the juniper berry. Gin has grown in popularity over the years, many companies are making gin and flavoured gins, from elderflower to rhubarb and ginger and so many more.
Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly Cost
*Prices correct as of October 2019
|Slimline Tonic||200ml||68 kcal||£0.16|
|Cucumber||6 Slices||0 kcal||£0.02|
Homemade Gin and Tonic Ice Lollies
Gin and tonic lollies are not new, they have been around for some time, what you need to do is make them special and really stand out, so that is down to the gin and the tonic that you use, as well as anything you decide to put into the gin, this recipe uses cucumber, a fresh cucumber slice in the lolly really makes it refreshing, not to mention a nice bit to nibble on when you get there. Certain berries would also work such as strawberries, blackberries etc, it will all depend on what the type of gin you use.
These lollies are certainly one for the adults, you could do a children’s version with lemonade and berries, again these would be a huge hit with the children and non-drinkers in the summer.
Slimming World Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly Recipe
Slimming World Gin and Tonic Ice Lolly Recipe
- 50 ml Gin 6 syns
- 200 ml Low calorie tonic
- 6 Slices Cucumber
- In a jug, measure out the gin and tonic and mix together.
- Cut the cucumber into slices.
- In each of the lolly moulds, add 1 slice on cucumber.
- Fill each mould up with the Gin and Tonic mixture
- Freezer for at least 8 hours.
- Serve on a warm sunny day.
If you’re making your own homemade ice lollies, you will see that you can make them so much tastier then the shop bought ice lollies, they won’t have all the rubbish in either as you’re completely in control. You can really play around with the flavours of these ice lollies, remember if you do use too much alcohol, the lollies won’t freeze properly and you may end up with a slushy, not the worst thing, but still not what you’re initially looking for.
So why not give this ice lolly recipe a try and tell me how it turned out for you. What mould type did you use? Did you go for adult only of family-friendly? Did you add anything into the lolly like fruit?
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