How to make beer ice lollies
Beer ice lollies - why were we not told about these sooner?!
A lot has been said about the weather this summer - but in the not-so-cold light of day it hasn’t actually been all that bad.
We’ve seen enough painful looking red patches on the morning commute to know that the sun has had its hat on a few times over recent months.
And as another warm(ish) patch approaches, we thought we’d show you how to make every student’s favourite summertime refreshment - the beer ice lolly.
The shandy ice lolly
Beer on its own doesn’t taste great when frozen. Yes, it tastes like very cold beer, but as an ice lolly this doesn’t seem to work as well. The best option is to make a shandy lolly.
You want a 50/50 mixture - half lager, half lemonade. If you can find it, still lemonade is best, but otherwise you can just wait for the fizzy stuff to go flat. Give the shandy a stir so that the two drinks are well mixed.
Take your standard ice lolly moulds that you’ve been using since you were a toddler and fill them with the shandy mixture, leaving a few cm at the top so that the lollies have room to expand.
Leave them overnight to freeze - hopefully it’ll still be sunny the next day, but if not, any day is made better with a beer ice lolly.
The snakebite ice lolly
Why don’t they sell these in student unions up and down the country?! Snakebite isn’t reserved for term time - the snakebite ice lolly will revolutionise your summer.
Basically, it’s the same as the shandy lolly, but replace the lemonade with apple juice.
If you want to be even more of a stereotypical student, you can add a dash of blackcurrant cordial to the mixture before you freeze it to give you a snakebite and black ice lolly.