Monday, 20 June 2016

Peanut Butter Ice Lollies




Growing up there were really only two options when it came to individual frozen treats. Ice Poles or Choc Ices. Now there are a myriad of choices to suit each and every taste. I very much doubt that kids of today would be impressed by a Choc Ice but I remember being allowed to have one from the depths of the chest freezer on a hot summer's day as being a real treat. Perhaps because there is so much choice available these days I've never really got round to being very adventurous with making my own ice lollies and up until now I've really only made very basic ones using squash and the lolly moulds with the built in plastic sticks.





Spotting some of my fellow food bloggers wonderful ice pop creations on social media spurred me on to have a try at making some of my own. On a trip to TK Maxx I'd picked up a silicone mould for making traditional ice lollies with proper wooden lolly sticks and felt it deserved something better than diluting juice. I'm a sucker for all things Peanut Butter and have been loving the limited edition Muller Light Peanut & Caramel Yoghurts so decided to use one as the base for my creation. The resulting lollies taste great 'naked' but I decided to take inspiration from Magnum and Feast and decorate with dark chocolate and chopped nuts. 



PEANUT BUTTER ICE LOLLIES
Makes 4 generous lollies, depending on the size of your moulds

1 x 165g pot Peanut Yoghurt (I used Muller Light Peanut & Caramel)
1 x 190g pot Custard
4 Tablespoons Smooth Peanut Butter
100g Dark Chocolate
50g Salted Peanuts, finely chopped

Whisk together the yogurt, custard and peanut butter until smooth and thoroughly combined. 
Pour into ice lolly moulds, insert sticks and freeze overnight.

Melt the dark chocolate and pour into a disposable piping bag.
Finely chop the salted peanuts.
Dip the moulds in hot water for a few seconds to help release the lollies.
Place the lollies on greasproof paper/reusable non stick liner.
Snip the very tip off the piping bag of melted chocolate, drizzle over the end of the lolly, then sprinkle over the chopped nuts. You'll need to work quickly!
Eat immediately or return to the freezer and wait for a sunny day.


I've got a feeling that I may now have been bitten by the homemade ice lolly bug. All of a sudden I've got so many ideas of flavour combinations that I want to try, many with a boozy kick! If you can't wait until I get round to blogging them do check out those below from some of my fellow foodies



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16 comments :

  1. They look and sound lovely! I must try and get some of these moulds, love the look of them...

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    1. I'm so chuffed with my lolly mould, should really have included it in a photo. The silicone makes it much easier to remove the lollies.

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  2. I've just become addicted to Magnum's peanut butter ones, so I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy yours - which look very stylish BTW ;)

    I'm really keen to get started making my own now I've bought a proper mould, but I can't actually find room to put it in my freezer, so am stumped for the moment.

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    1. I LOVE the Magnum Peanut Butter ones slightly too much! Hoping there are less calories in my homemade version.

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  3. I think my girls and I will be giving these a try. We love anything with Peanut butter.

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    1. You are ladies after my own heart in that respect!

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  4. I've never had a peanut butter flavoured lolly but I'm sure everyone here would love these:-) Thanks for linking to my lollies:-)

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    1. Your lollies are FAB - in every way!

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  5. I've shown these to my OH and now he is DEMANDING I make them...better by that ice lolly mould off of amazon lol :P

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    1. I was so pleased with how they turned out. Think I'll try crunchy PB in them next time.

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  6. These looks soooooooooooo good. My kids will lose their minds over them so we'll try them this weekend.

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    1. I've got one PB loving child and one PB hating child!

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  7. Today's kids really are spoilt for choice haha! Wish I had only a fraction of the options you can get these days! These ice lollies look so delicious :D

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    1. The ice lolly choice in the 70's and 80's was indeed somewhat limited, although I do still love the retro ones.

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  8. I just love love love the sound of these, and the look of them with their luxurious choc and nut coat! Really fancy one!

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  9. These sound amazing! Definitely want to make something like this! :D

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    xox

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