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Harry Potter Lemon Ice Lolly Recipe | My Harry Potter Kitchen (Recipe #8)

Hi there! Welcome back to My Harry Potter Kitchen - the YouTube series where I'm baking my way through the Harry Potter books ad every time it mentions an item of food and drink, I create a Harry Potter recipe! Last week we created a Giant Choc Ice ice-cream for Dudley and Piers

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This week's recipe from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is also in Chapter Two: The Vanishing Glass just after last week's ice-cream

"They bought him a cheap lemon ice-lolly"

Unfortunately, Harry didn't get to enjoy the Giant Choc Ice from last week but that doesn't mean his cheap lemon ice-lolly has to be boring! Lemon ice lollies are sweet but sharp and super refreshing on a hot summers day!

Because the recipe is so simple it means you can spend time playing around with other ingredients to suit your tastes. I've used black peppercorns to give it an extra lift and, as this is My Harry Potter Kitchen, I thought we'd do variations of the lemon ice-lolly inspired by the four Hogwarts Houses using strawberries for Gryffindor, limes for Slytherin, Lemons for Hufflepuff and blueberries for Ravenclaw

Homemade Lemon Ice Lolly Ingredients:

(makes 6 ice-lollies)

  • 600ml water

  • 300g sugar

  • 1 lemon

  • 1 tsp whole peppercorns

  • assorted fruit for decoration


  1. Warm your water on a medium heat and then pour in your sugar stirring until dissolved.

  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the peel of your lemon and add into the mixture along with your lemon juice. Sprinkle over the peppercorns and return to the heat bringing it to the boil for 5 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool and infuse while you prepare your fruit

  3. Slice your fruit so it is small enough to fit into your ice-lolly moulds but wide enough to hold against the sides (so they don't all sit at the bottom). Place your chosen fruit into your ice-lolly moulds

  4. Once the syrup is cool, strain to remove the flavourings and then transfer to a measuring jug. Carefully pour the mixture into each mould filling up to the line of the ice-lolly stick. Place the ice-lollies into the freezer to set for 2-3 hours.

  5. Once the ice-lollies are frozen you can remove them from the moulds to serve. (Wizard tip! If the ice-lollies are stuck dip the moulds into hot water quickly to help ease them out)

These homemade lemon ice lollies are super easy to make and are the perfect summer treat so make sure your freezer is stock up for when you need them!

If you plan on giving this recipe a go I'd love to see what flavour combinations you come up with! Follow me on Instagram and share your pictures with the hashtag #MyHarryPotterKitchen

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