Homemade Mini Milk Ice Lollies

Looking for a recipe for homemade Mini Milk Ice Lollies? This variation is so like the real thing — but the great thing is, you can make them as big as you like!

There is not a great deal nicer in life than an ice lolly on a hot day is there?

When I was a child my mum would occasionally treat me to one from the ice-cream van, that stopped on the corner by our house; it’s tinny tune alerting all the boys and girls, in the neighbourhood, that it was there.

It was always the same order — a Orange Maid ice lolly for my dad, a Strawberry Mivvi for my mum — and a Mini Milk each for my sister and me.

Not the pink or brown variety but the plain, white one.

My favourite.

I remember wishing that they were a little bit bigger; looking at my mum and dad’s lollies and wondering why they weren’t the same size as that.

And, as an adult, I sometimes catch myself wondering the same thing. Milk ice lollies are still a firm favourite — but they’re too small!

I remembered the other day that my mum had some Tupperware ice lolly molds — and she’d make orange squash — or blackcurrant — ice lollies.

I recall sucking the juice, so hard, until there was nothing but ice left on the stick.

And with these thoughts of childhood, flooding back, I decided to buy some lolly molds of my own in a bid to give my boys the same kind of memories.

But instead of orange or blackcurrant, I decided to make some homemade milk ice lollies.

Only not the mini variety — but proper full size ones!

Easier said than done though.

Trial & Error

After Googling ‘homemade ice lollies recipes’ — and being bombarded with differing ideas on how to make milk ice pops — I set out to recreate the perfect mini milk ice lolly; only bigger.

I tried various recipes I found online but none of them were quite right; some with yoghurt, others with cream or custard.

I finally found one that used condensed milk that sounded promising but the ratios were all wrong for my palate.

It was so sweet it made my ears itch.

But — after a little bit of trial and error — here is my own perfect recipe for homemade mini milk ice lollies.

Homemade Mini Milk Ice Lolly Recipe

For 6 Lollies

You will need:
100ml sweetened condensed milk
400ml fresh semi skimmed milk (when I used whole milk, the lollies crystallised — semi seems to stay nice and smooth)

Method:

1. Whisk the sweetened condensed milk together with the semi-skimmed milk.

2. Pour into lolly molds. Mine are stainless steel lolly molds from Amazon.

100ml of sweetened condensed milk in a jug
Measure 100ml of sweetened condensed milk into a jug

 

Pour in 400ml of fresh milk, then whisk together

Pour the milky liquid into lolly molds — buy my stainless steel lolly molds here

3. Freeze for around 6 hours — I tend to leave mine overnight.

They’re sometimes a bit tricky to remove from the metal molds but I’ve found the quickest and — and easiest — way is to pass a chef’s blow-torch flame over each one.

Don’t try this method of you have plastic lolly-molds! I’d suggest running them under a warm tap!

Recipe for Homemade Milk Ice Lollies

Recipe for Homemade Milk Ice Lollies

Recipe for Homemade Milk Ice Lollies

Recipe for Homemade Milk Ice Lollies
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4. Et voila. Enjoy!

Sweet and creamy milk ice lollies, with such a lovely texture and just the right amount of sweetness.

The perfect pick-me-up on a hot summer’s day.

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Yield: Makes 6

Homemade Mini Milk Ice Lollies

Homemade Mini Milk Ice Lollies

This recipe is great for homemade Mini Milk ice lollies — but the great thing is, you can make these milky ice lollies as big as you like!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 400ml fresh semi skimmed milk

Instructions

    1. Whisk the sweetened condensed milk together with the semi-skimmed milk.
    2. Pour into lolly moulds. Mine are stainless steel popsicle moulds from Amazon.
    3. Freeze for around 6 hours — I tend to leave mine overnight.
    4. Et voila! Delicious milk lollies. Eat and enjoy!

Notes

When I used whole milk for this recipe, the lollies crystallised and were very icy. Using semi skimmed seems to give them a nice, smooth and creamy consistency.

They're sometimes a bit tricky to remove from the metal moulds but I've found the quickest and — and easiest — way is to pass a chef's blow-torch flame over each one. Don't try this method of you have plastic lolly-moulds! I'd suggest running them under a warm tap! 

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 104Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 13mgSodium 60mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 0gSugar 15gProtein 4g

Calculations was calculated by Nutritionix and is approximate

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PS — if you like this recipe, you may also like my recipe for creamy caramel ice lollies!

 

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

5 thoughts on “Homemade Mini Milk Ice Lollies

  1. Hi Caro desperately wanted these to work but found that despite mixing the milk and condensed milk well clearly when put in the freezer the condensed milk fell to the bottom of the moulds prior to the mix setting :( so the top of the ice lolly was very sweet and the bottom crystallised milk only really :S any advice? Thanks

    1. Hi Maya,

      I’m so sorry to read this!! I tried them out again on the weekend to see if I could recreate what you’d described. The only time they’ve crystallised is when I used whole milk; semi-skimmed seems to work better. And — with semi-skimmed — as long as the milk and condensed milk is whisked, really, really thoroughly, it has worked every time for me. I’m sorry I can’t shed more light on this.

    1. Hi Lucy! They are so good!! There was definitely a bit of trial and error to begin with — initially they were quite sweet but I think this ratio is pretty spot on!! I got the moulds from Amazon :)

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