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BFG Ice Lollies

August 19, 2012

One of the great things about blogger challenges like Bloggers Scream For Ice Cream and We Should Cocoa is that they make me try things I’d never normally think to do. I wanted to enter both these challenges but I knew I didn’t have much time so I thought I’d try to combine the two. This month, guest host Janice has set the task of cherries and chocolate, while Kavey has asked us to make ice lollies.

I spotted some clear cherryade in the super market and I knew that I had some super chocolatey cake balls in the freezer ready to make cake pops, so I thought I’d see what I could concoct. I was trying to explain what I had made to a couple of o recently and I realise it sounds pretty grim. It’s actually a refreshing version of much creamier choc-cherry icecreams. Sadly though the cherryade didn’t taste as strong once frozen, so maybe a little Kirsch  <late edit> having tried Supercherry’s Visciolata Cherry wine at Foodie fest, which is very very good, I’m wishing I’d found it before this challenge. Maybe I could have justified buying some then. ) would go down well if making them again (though to be honest, I’d prefer the icecream version).

Choc cherry lollies

Since chocolate and cherry is pretty much Black Forest gateaux, but these are far too childish to merit that name, I’m calling them BFG lollys.

Black Forest Gateau lolly

Well hello there, summer

BFG Ice Lollies

1 bottle of cherryade
3 chocolate muffins  – to make cake balls
a handful of cherries, halved and stoned
lollipop mould (I got mine from Asda for £1)

Crumble the muffins, then squeeze the crumbs together into a sphere small enough to fit in the lolly mould, just like a cake pop. You could do this in advance and freeze them – I have a load in my freezer I wanted to use up.
Spike a cakeball or two on each lolly stick
Put half a cherry in the bottom of each lolly, then pour a little cherryade in allowing for liquid displacement from the cakepops, put the lolly stick in and add a couple more cherry halves above it.
Freeze. Enjoy the cherryade lollipop, with a cheeky cake centre which will be nicely defrosting by the time you reach it!

Cherryade lolly

A new use for cakepops.

We Should Cocoa is run by Chocolate Teapot and Chocolate Log Blog, and is hosted by Farmersgirl Kitchen this month

Bloggers Scream For IceCream is run by Kavey Eats

9 Comments leave one →
  1. August 19, 2012 11:06 am

    Love the idea and the name! So cute!

  2. anniejamesparker01 permalink
    August 19, 2012 11:36 am

    Reblogged this on anniejamesparker01 and commented:
    I really love ice cream that’s why i am Reblogging this in 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3….2…1… REBLOG! Yummy btw

    • August 19, 2012 12:58 pm

      Thankyou very much! That’s rather exciting.

      • anniejamesparker01 permalink
        November 16, 2012 3:29 pm

        HAHA :))

  3. August 19, 2012 11:50 am

    Fabulous entry to WSC, you are always so inventive Gill. Don’t think I’ve had an ice lolly for at least a decade. Great name too – I thought you were talking about the Big Friendly Giant when I saw the title. Thanks for joining in.

    • August 19, 2012 12:57 pm

      Yeah it was about of cheeky misdirection with the name. I do love Roals Dahl though.


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