Last year for Christmas I was given a zoku icy pole maker. All you do is pour your mixture into the contraption and voila! Your icy poles are frozen in about 5 minutes! This makes the whole process so much easier as you don't have to wait agesss for them to set! Which means you can eat them practically straight away! Yay!
I like experimenting with different flavours when making icy poles. The options are limitless, making it all the more fun! After looking in various magazines (yes, Donna Hay), I came up with....blueberry watermelon, lime and strawberry icy poles!
Now blueberries don't have a lot of flavour when they are uncooked, so I decided to boil a cup full of them, with a cup of water and about half a cup of sugar until they were a thickish, purple consistency. I then allowed the mixture to cool.
Until next time, happy baking.