As you can probably guess from my fair complexion, I don’t cope too well with heatwaves. If, on the off chance I manage to not burn and actually build up a tan, I merely turn a darker shade of pale.
Even then, I’m not sure if it’s a genuine tan or a million freckles merged into one. So in order to remain pale and interesting and not burnt and boring, it’s best I stay cool in the shade during the summer. That’s exactly what I did this weekend.
My parents have recently moved to an idyllic chocolate box village just over the Somerset/Wiltshire border. The cats and I spent the majority of the weekend in the garden reading (me, not the cats). That is until hay-fever got the best of me. I sound so delicate, I should really just stay in a dark room in the summer!
To avoid overheating I made some yummy fruit ice lollies. It’s a good idea to make them in advance so you have a constant supply of lollies in the freezer ready for a heatwave. I used fresh fruit including strawberries, grapes and orange slices with flavoured water and lemonade. It’s really fun experimenting with different combinations and I got a bit carried away. I’m not going to lie, the cucumber and lemonade one tasted a bit odd but could be really refreshing if made with gin and tonic. If you want to make alcoholic lollies Pimms would work really well. You can also make them with frozen yoghurt. The possibilities are endless, go crazy!
Let me know in the comments below what flavour ice lollies you like to make at home.