Want your lollipops with a bit more giddy-up? Make them yourself. Home-made lollipops open up a whole new world of pretty, tasty and boozy treats and are starting to make the idea of another customised cupcake seem pretty stale. To the left is a link to the easiest DIY lollipop tutorial we found; the peeps at Modern Mom simply melt Jolly Ranchers in an oven for a few minutes and drop in a stick once their goo-ified. This is one of the few tutorials that doesn’t use a candy thermometer, something I’m definitely going to have to pick up if my dreams of vodka-spiked lollipops (for cocktails – who’s with me?) are to be realised.
To the right is a link to a Video Jug how-to that explains how to make lollipops from scratch (this is where you can start adding your own colours and flavours) without needing a lollipop mould. Spoiler alert: The basics ingredients are sugar, water and cream of tartar or corn syrup. Below is a veritable candy shop of tutorials from modern day Willy Wonkas who are turning lollipops into edible art for grown-ups. Taking candy from babies has never been so much fun.
Flower petal bellini lollipop; Etsy Blog.
Fresh daisy lollipop tutorial; FunkyTime. Fresh pansy lollipop how-to; Sprinkle Bakes.
Drunk lollies are the future and the future is good. Most of these lolly-liquor recipes can be used interchangeably with different spirits so a Manhattan straight-up with the Vermouth kicked to the side by a pair of steel-toed cap boots could be just a lick away. Not a moment too soon.
Tequila and rum lollipop recipe; Leite’s Culinaria.
Vodka lollipop lips tutorial; CBC. Red wine lollipop recipe; Feed Floyd
Get your Heston on and turn lollipops on their heads with these wonderfully weird flavours.
Lemon & lime zest lollipops recipe; Martha Stewart.
Pumpkin flavoured lollipops recipe; Cupcake Project. Hot sauce lollipops; Sprinkle Bakes.
FECK IT, JUST BUY IT.
Too much effort? How about splashing the cash on these tasty little suckers?
Pink peppercorn and watermelon lollipop; 6 for €8, Mihow.
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