Is there anything more summery than ice cream and ice lollies? Ok, maybe there are some things, but I can’t think of any right now. If, however, ice lollies are not quite right for the occasion (for practicality reasons most likely), then you will need to find a suitable substitute. And I have just the thing! Little “ice lolly” biscuits. Decorated with colourful icing and with a sweet taste of vanilla, these are perfect for a birthday party, BBQ or a picnic. All you’ll need to go with them is a nice cup of tea – or ice tea to make up for the lack of ice cream.

 

Here's what you'll need...

Biscuits:

  • 200g softened butter
  • 400g plain flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2tsp vanilla extract

Icing:

  • 5 egg whites
  • 900g icing sugar
  • various colouring pastes (including “chocolate”)
  • coloured sprinkles

ingredients needed for ice lolly biscuit recipe

 

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Here's how it's done...

  • 1

    Put the butter and sugar into a large bowl and mix with an electric mixer until creamy.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step one

  • 2

    Beat in the egg and vanilla extract until all is well combined.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step two

  • 3

    Add the flour and mix at a low speed until a dough forms.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step three

  • 4

    Roll into a ball, cover in cling film and chill in the fridge for 1 hour. Preheat your oven to 160C.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step four

  • 5

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to about 3mm thickness. Use a cookie cutter to make ice lolly shapes. Cover a baking tray in parchment paper.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step five

  • 6

    Transfer the biscuits onto the tray. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes. Take the biscuits out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step six

  • 7

    To make the icing, first put the egg whites into a bowl. Add the icing sugar and whisk (slowly at first) for about 5 minutes until you have a smooth paste.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step seven

  • 8

    Divide the icing into different bowls and add the colouring leaving one for the “chocolate” colour.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step eight

  • 9

    Now put the icing into piping bags.

    Ice lolly biscuit recipe - step nine

  • 10

    Decorate your biscuits with the first layer.

    adding colourful icing to ice lolly biscuits

  • 11

    Turn your oven onto 50C. Put the biscuits onto a baking tray and dry in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

    Once hardened, decorate with the “chocolate” layer and sprinkles. Leave to dry again.

    ice lolly biscuits topped with colourful icing and sprinkles

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By Carole Poirot on 14.05.18

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