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Asda Ice Lolly Maker
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Ice Lolly Maker
Advantages: makes tasty ice lollies, appearance, price, versatile, sturdy
Disadvantages: nothing really
~Asda Ice Lolly Maker~
This ice lolly maker is essentially a plastic mould which you use to make your own ice lollies at home. The mould is blue and consists of a tray with eight deep holes and eight plastic lids which act as the lolly sticks. The inside of the lid extends half way into the hole.
It is important that you wash the mould out before using it and after each use to keep it fresh and clean. I believe it is suitable for popping in the dish washer and is, of course, freezer safe! It is recommended that you do not fill the holes all the way to the top of the liquid may spill over the edges.
This ice lolly maker can be bought from www.asda.com or instore priced at just £1.00!
Ice lollies seem to be increasing in price quite a bit so when I spotted this ice lolly maker in Asda a few months ago, I decided to buy one. At £1.00, it was absolute bargain and has been well used in our home. Myself and my son have to be in the mood for an ice lolly so we like to keep a supply in the freezer for when it takes our fancy to have one.
This mould is made of durable plastic and looks basic but fine. Each hole is quite deep but narrow and the whole mould doesn't take up a massive space in my freezer. We have made lots of different ice lollies in our mould. I am currently on the Slimming World diet and I cringe at how many syns are in branded ice lollies. If I make my own from scratch, with specified ingredients, I can still enjoy a cold treat but without the guilt!
Our favourite ice lolly to make is orange and pineapple which I make from cordial and water. The first time I tried this one, I poured a small amount of cordial in to the mould and then water over the top. I do not recommend this as the top of the ice lolly ended up being far too strongly flavoured whilst the bottom was weak and watery! i find it best to make up a jug of juice with the water and then pour into the mould from there. The lids do not look very tight on the mould and I find that I need to be extra careful when carrying the filled mould over to the freezer - I have lost count of the amount of spillages we have had!
The ice lollies take a few hours in the freezer but can be left in there for quite a while if you do not wish to use them straight away. The first time I took this mould out the freezer, the lids were frozen on so I placed the mould in some warm water for a short while - this helped but it is actually better to leave them on the work surface for 5 minutes as the lid loosens after this time. Any remaining lollies can be popped back in the freezer.
The ice lollies adopt a cone shape and are the perfect size for a cold treat or for a child to have all to themselves. The stick part of the lid is a decent length for both myself and my son to grasp comfortably. There will be a little gap between the bottom of the ice lolly and the round part of the lid. The lid is curved slightly which allows any drips of liquid to be caught. I find this works well if the weather isn't very hot but if the ice lolly melts quicker, my son is often left with sticky fingers as the liquid leaks over the edge!
The different ice lolly options are endless and any which we have made have turned out perfectly well - smooth on the outside and solid. They remain solid for quite a while but if it is really warm, the lolly starts to turn to slush quickly. I have used diet juice (mainly lemonade) mixed with cordial which is an interesting combination. The ice lollies retain the juicy flavour of which ever liquid we choose to use. My son likes to help make up his favourite combinations and gets satisfaction from eating his own ice lollies! I like having these made up for when I have a sore through - super soothing and tasty at the same time.
The ice lollies do not leave much in the way of residue inside the mould. I just wash the mould alongside the rest of my dishes and leave it to dry. We only have four of the lids left now as my son and nephew have a habit of throwing them in the bin when they are finished their ice lollies so I feel I may need to buy another mould soon!
This mould is super cheap and versatile. I can make tasty, flavoursome ice lollies which are ready within a few hours. It is possible to add fruit to the liquid too which I may try soon. Whilst the weather isn't brilliant at the moment, I still enjoy relaxing on the balcony with a homemade ice lolly and can highly recommend this ice lolly maker from Asda! Perfect for adults and child alike.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: suits us and cheaper than bought ice lollies!
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