Ice Lolly Popsicle Season’s Begun!

Happy 1st of July as the Americans say! I can’t tell you how much the fog that started rolling in as I began my run this morning was welcome. It was like running 9km under mist sprinklers! Running any time of the day now, you feel or I feel like a melted helado/ice cream. While it’s a little cooler in the mornings and evenings you melt regardless!

Ice Lolly (popsicle for non Brits!) season’s begun thanks to the heat! I’ve always preferred ice lollies to ice cream* in the summer. Every summer growing up my mum used to make almost every other day during the summer holidays black current cordial lollies for everyone. When I remember now, I make my own batches using fresh fruit juice. I cheat a little and use fresh juices from the supermarket (saves me juicing!), pour into moulds and freeze. The perfect summer time treat! Ice Lollies!

Fog rolling in running this morning.Foggy beach run
*I’ve yet to try them, but there are some ice cream parlours in here selling vegan ice cream. P makes a great vegan coconut ice cream and I need to make a trip to La Boqueria market to try the ice lollies I’ve seen there!

Ice cream or ice lollies? What’s your favourite summer time treat?


  1. They are so cool!

    In Taiwan, I usually opt for shaved ice with fresh fruit [cheap and delicious.] Also, they have a tofu pudding with peanuts [and black sugar ice added] which is rather delicious

    1. says:

      I want to try shaved ice! I’m always hearing about it! I sometimes mush a ice lolly down like slushie which makes a change and I’m curious now about black ice sugar! 🙂

  2. says:

    I love the ice-lolly molds. My sister in law is from England, and I had no clue what she meant when she offered me an ice lolly one hot day.

    1. says:

      He he, that British English and American English linguistic. I didn’t know what a Popsicle was until last year!

  3. says:

    These are so cute! They look like a fun way to enjoy summer. I remember in primary school, our canteen sold frozen grapes and I loved them. Hope you enjoy the summer!

    1. says:

      I’ve yet to try frozen grapes! They’re now on this summer’s agenda! Hope winter isn’t too nippy for you, though if it is, it just means new hats and scarves, right?!

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