Pic of Watermelon, strawberry & basil ice lollies

Watermelon, strawberry & basil ice lollies

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Watermelon, strawberry & basil ice lollies

Pudding & Cake Serves 6 6h 10 min
Sweetness is dulled by coldness, it is why your white wine tastes cloyingly sweet if served warm, so you want the mix to be slightly sweeter than you’d think. Basil and sweet fruit go well together, you can use a sprig of mint instead if you can’t get any.

Cook's notes

This recipe will fill 6 x 100ml moulds.


  • 400g diced watermelon flesh, large seeds removed
  • 400g strawberries
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 40g caster sugar, plus extra to tweak
  • 2 tbsps lime juice, plus extra to tweak


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 6h
  • Step 1

    Put everything into a blender and blitz it until smooth a blender.
  • Step 2

    Pass it into a measuring jug through a fine sieve. Add a little water to make it up to 600ml, if there isn’t quite enough.
  • Step 3

    Tweak the sugar and lime to your liking.
  • Step 4

    Tip into the moulds and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

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