Ice lollies can help cool your body down quickly and most enjoyably! So why not have some specially delicious ones with that famous trio of flavours invented by Hermé, top French pâtissier? The Ispahan combo of raspberry, lychee and rose is heavenly: fresh, lightly fragrant and exotic. Who knew a lolly could be so chic?! Probably everyone and I bet this lolly was invented ages ago. 😉 But here’s the very easy recipe anyway. You don’t need special equipment, just simple lolly moulds or even plastic containers (yes, preferably reusable). Then gather together a tin of lychees, fresh raspberries, a little rose water (optional), pure maple syrup or honey and natural unsweetened skyr, Greek-style yoghurt or kefir or a combination of these. Et voilà, healthier Ispahan lollies! Cool.
For 6 medium-sized lollies. But quantities are flexible so adjust to personal taste. For a vegan option use soya or another dairyfree yoghurt and maple syrup.
- 125g/4.4oz Natural unsweetened Skyr (or Kefir/Greek-style yoghurt/Quark, etc)
- 125g/4.4oz Natural unsweetened Greek-style yoghurt (or the options above)
- 1 – 2 tbsp or more pure maple syrup (or honey), to taste
- 1/4 tsp pure rose water (optional)
- 125g/4.4oz fresh raspberries
- 3/4 can of lychee (in light or natural syrup), drained and cut into halves or quarters
Mix together the yoghurt, skyr (or kefir, etc) with the maple syrup and rose water. Test to check the flavour (remember that the flavour will be reduced when the lollies are frozen). If you want a pink colour then stir in raspberry juice too. Drop a few raspberries into your lolly moulds then a little yoghurt mixture then lychee pieces then yoghurt, etc. etc. Fill to top then add the sticks. Freeze overnight.
I used artistic license in the watercolour painting to have nice even lines of fruit, which sadly does not often happen in real life.
I was testing out my new vivica colorsheets for the first time and a bit rusty with the old painting technique (that poor bottle of maple syrup). Anyway it’s a kind of romantic-looking lolly? But here’s the photo for a bit of realism.
It’s a really yummy lolly. Love Ispahan flavours.
Short and sweet, ice ice baby
Well you may have noticed there’s a bit of a heatwave going on around Europe, which makes the blanket of snow that recently covered Mexico even more surreal. But here in Barcelona ice lollies (er popsicles) are really helping us keep cool. And it’s great to have easy no-bake recipes. Short and sweet summery treats. There’ll be more lollies in the next post too but with a strange twist! In the meantime here are some deliciously refreshing and refreshingly delicious Ispahan lollies for you.
Bye for now dears! Have a lovely cool week and weekend with some happy baking, no-baking and eating! 🙂 Lili x