Recipe – Pine-ginger Rum Pops (Aug Ice Lollies BSFIC Challenge)

I am not sure whether it was the recent sunshine or just the fact that it is summer, but when trying to decide what to make for Kavey’s Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream challenge  I wanted something that tasted like I was on a tropical island.  Something with fruit and not a lot of sugar so….I ended up with Pine-ginger Rum Pops, the ice lollies with an attitude.

Ingredients for Bloggers Scream for Ice Cream – August Lollies

I made 4 lollies so my measurements are for 4.

As a pineapple ripens, the exterior will be fragrant and the colour will turn from green to yellow/brown. 

Super Sweet Pineapple from Portobello Market

Start by chopping a ripe Pineapple and reserving 3/4 cup. 

Chopped Pineapple

Zest and juice 1 lime into the pineapple.

Great combination – pineapple and lime!

Grate 1/2 inch of ginger root and a 1-2 tbsp rum (optional) into mixture and blend with food processor or hand blender.

Almost ready for the freezer!

Add 30 ml of ginger beer.  At this point, do not blend or you will have a mess with the carbonation exploding over the sides. 

Strong, tasty ginger beer to give it a bit of zing

Just mix in with a spoon and then pour into lollie molds or in my case a makeshift set of molds.  Leave a bit of room in the molds as the ice lollies will expand when frozen.

4 Lollies

I used picks as my lollie sticks so I attempted to cement them into a bit of pineapple before freezing.

Freeze for at least a few hours.

Frozen Pine-ginger Rum Pops

 Wait about 3 minutes after removing from the freezer to remove from molds.

Frozen Ice Lollies!

My picks did not stay centred but they stayed in the lollies at least.

These were good.  Putting together combinations I wanted, I was a bit dubious but they turned out well.  Thank you Kavey Eats for the inspiration to give it a try!

Finito!!

Make these for Notting Hill Carnival.

And now, we just need more London sun!

 

 

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