My girls love ice lollies. They really like making them and of course, eating them. We have a simple mould at home which we fill to make ice lollies but we recently received a new popsicle maker set which we have been looking forward to trying. This cool looking set is called Chillfactor Pull Pops and is made by Character.
Now that Spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up, preparing ice lollies seems like a perfect plan!
We got everything ready to prepare our own ice lollies. The box comes with two pull pops so you can play with friends or siblings. You can create frozen popsicles using fruit juice, yoghurt or even fresh fruit.
The set comes with instructions, a mixing bowl, bottle (to squeeze the flavour chosen), lid and an injector. The mixing bowl is for holding sprinkles or melted chocolate or whatever you decide to use (your favourite sauce or flavouring) so your kids can dip their ice lollies into it.
Please note that the ingredients are not included. You need to use the injector to core out the middle of your popsicle and inject your favourite flavours inside.
Following the instructions, it says that you only need to simply pull your favourite juice or yoghurt into the pull pop, twist the handle off and place it in the freezer and then when it is ready just pop. It’s recommended that you use a liquid or drinkable yoghurt with the Pull Pops.
It actually sounds pretty easy to make but when Bella tried to suck up the liquids, she found it a bit hard to do. She needed help from mummy and daddy. It is a little bit fiddly to use but with some patience and perseverance, she managed to do it. If it doesn’t completely suck up the liquid you can top it up using a spoon. I guess as long as the contents goes inside the pull-pop that’s what counts, right?
Once placed in the freezer, they should be frozen within 2-3 hours before you can take them out and they are ready to eat. It is not easy to pop them out, especially the one filled with yoghurt. We ran it under the tap for a few seconds and it was then easy for Bella to enjoy her ice lolly!
Fruit pull pop with strawberry sauce
Yoghurt pull pop with melted chocolate
She mixed the fruit juice ice lolly with a strawberry sauce and the yoghurt one with melted chocolate! She really likes both of them but apparently, I was surprised that she said her favourite was the fruit juice ice lolly with strawberry sauce as I was certain she was going to say that she would prefer the yoghurt ice lolly with melted chocolate.
Your kids can collect 4 assorted colours which are sold separately. Please note that this set is not suitable for children under the age of 3 years due to small parts which are a choking hazard.
The Chillfactor Pull Pops have an RRP of £4.99 and the gift set has an RRP of £9.99. See details from Amazon below:
Overall, Bella enjoyed making these ice lollies despite all the little issues. I guess the more she prepares them, the easier it will get. I can definitely see her preparing lots of ice lollies during the summer!
Do your kids like preparing ice lollies? What do you normally use to make them? What are their favourite flavours?
*Disclosure: I was sent this gift set for the purpose of this review. However, all my thoughts and opinions are my own. Affiliate links included.
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