Product Type: Asda in Homeware
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The homemade family treat!
Asda Ice Lolly Maker
Member Name: kaitlinsmummy
Asda Ice Lolly Maker
Advantages: A nice design, easy enough to remove lollies, re-usable!
Disadvantages: The sticks don't clip on to base unit.
Whenever i go shopping i feel like i am running the gauntlet when i get to the ice lollies aisle. with my kids being able to spend a good twenty minutes standing and discussing the virtues and faults of every lolly there, before i step in and tell them they have to buy a box that costs a pound!
When i was a kid my Dad was always "making do and mend", with always making homemade this and that, with ice lollies being one of his specialities, i even remember freezing special ice cubes for drinks containing mint leaves and fruit!
I have had a homemade ice lolly tray in the past (which to be fair was completely rubbish), so was in two minds when i saw this particular set for sale recently in Asda (especially when i realised the lolly sticks/lids didn't actually clip on the base unit, but rather just sat there! The deciding factor for me was the fact that it was only £1.00, so sink or swim i wouldn't be that much out of pocket!
The set itself is simply a solid base tray, with there being eight tapering cylindrical holes (the lollies themselves!), with which it stands on (quite solidly too, nothing worse then a wonky lolly!).
The lids/sticks have a stick underside which freezes into the lolly itself, with there then being a stick to hold and also a circle of plastic that seperates the two, helps it sit onto of each hole, and on drippy days actually holds a bit of drippage from going down the kids tops (though not enough!).
To use you simply fill with whatever juice, diluted pop, water or fizzy pop you want to (almost to the top, allowing enough room for the stick), stand up in the freezer and then leave to freeze for a few hours.
Once ready to eat you simply warm the tube with your hands or a warm teatowel (run under the warm tap!), then gently pull out.
They do seem to come out quite easily, and are more than ecconomical, and my kids enjoyed the ice lollies almost as much as the novelty of picking and making their own lollies!
These are actually quite well designed and a clever way of filling with almost anything from juices to smoothie mixtures, so you can get more fruit into them without them knowing!
Foe more information visit - www.asda.com
Thanks for reading x
Summary: A decent enough lolly set.