The ultimate refreshing treat - elderflower and lemon ice lollies. Citrus and sweet blossoms make perfect partners in this super easy summer recipe.
In the summer there is nothing we love more than a glass of homemade elderflower cordial to refresh us. Except perhaps one of these elderflower ice lollies!
The blossom flavour of elderflower cordial and the citrus tang of lemon juice combine to make an ice lolly that is subtly sweet and sharp at the same time. You can use store bought elderflower cordial, or use homemade.
We have a small freezer compartment in the fridge of our campervan. We actually very rarely turn the fridge on, as we like to save on gas. We choose groceries which don’t need refrigerating - grains, pulses, dried goods and fresh veggies are the staple ingredients of most of our campervan meals.
But there’s sometimes when it’s worth turning the fridge freezer on - especially to make these tasty elderflower ice lollies!
Ice lolly moulds
We used a ikea lolly mould that I’ve had since I was a kid, but if I was to buy a new one I would choose a plastic free one, such as a stainless steel lolly maker, or bpa free silicone mould.
If you don’t have a lolly maker, you can also freeze these in a small tapered glass, beaker or a repurposed yoghurt pot. Just pop a stick into it after about an hour of freezing, when it’s firm enough to stay in place.
Step by step pictures
STEP ONE: Juice the lemons.
STEP TWO: Combine the juice with elderflower cordial and water, add zest and a sprinkling of flower. s if desired
STEP THREE: Pour into ice lolly mould and freeze for 6 hours.
STEP FOUR: Briefly run under warm water to help release from the mould, and enjoy!
Of course, it’s been raining for the last week since I made these elderflower lollies! But you never know when it will suddenly be sunny and you‘ll be regretting not having some of these in the freezer to cool you down.
So pop a batch of these lovely elderflower and lemon lollies in your freezer now!
Check out our other elderflower recipes
Elderflower and Lemon Ice Lollies
- 5 tbsp (80 ml) lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
- 7 tbsp (100 ml) elderflower cordial
- 1 cup (240 ml) water
- 1 elderflower optional
- lemon zest optional
- Squeeze the lemons.
- Then mix the lemon juice, elderflower cordial and water.
- If using, add a sprinkling of elderflowers and pinch of lemon zest into each lolly mould.
- The pour in the elderflower and lemon mix. Leave a bit of room at the top for expansion.
- Pop in your lolly sticks and freeze for 4-6 hours until fully frozen.
- To loosen the lollies from the moulds, simply run under warm water.
Hope you liked our elderflower and lemon ice lolly recipe! I'm off to grab one out of the freezer right now 🙂
Sophie and Paul