Gin & Tonic Sherbet Lollies
Sucker for a Gin and Tonic? We've put all your favourite flavours in this retro sherbert snack!
- 250g granulated sugar
- 100ml water
- 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
- 2 tsp lemon extract
- Zest of ½ a lime
- Gin & tonic sherbet
- 150g caster sugar
- 1 tbsp citric acid
- 1 tbsp gin and tonic flavouring
- 1 tsp lime zest
- Put the sugar, water and cream of tartar in a pan set over a medium-low heat. Heat gently until the sugar is completely melted, then increase the heat and boil until the mixture reaches ‘hard crack’ - 152 C on a sugar thermometer. Try not to move the syrup around too much, as it can catch around the edges, which will make the syrup turn a little brown. Remove the syrup from the heat and carefully stir in the lemon extract and lime zest - the syrup might bubble up a little bit as you add the flavourings so take extra care.
- Working quickly, spoon the sugar into moulds and push in lolly sticks as quickly as you can. Leave to set for 2 hours until completely set.
- To make the sherbet, put the sugar, citric acid, lime zest and gin and tonic flavouring into the small bowl of a food processor and whizz. Divide the sherbet between little bags or containers and to enjoy - dip the lollies into the sherbet!