What a time that was to be alive, eh?
Just lots and lots of drinking in the sun and trying to look cool in front of the women who were sunbathing in the park. Good times.
Good, unsuccessful times.
It was hot though. Maybe too hot. I said that exact thing when I was writing about a paddling pool but this is a far more realistic way of keeping cool in a public park.
Basically, we all know what ice lollies are. Apparently there’s some debate going on right now about what they’re actually called but I refuse to take part in that. They’re obviously called ice lollies and that’s just a fact. I would say sorry if you disagree, but I’m not sorry.
Anyway. Ice lollies. Famously good and even more famously cold. That’s their USP. Good and cold. But what if there was a way to make these good and cold things look posh and make it so people will be impressed by you at the same time? That would be cool.
Well it turns out such a way exists, and that comes in the form of moulds that shape the resulting ice lolly that you’ve made into something that resembled a champagne flute.
Dangerously bourgeois, but there you go.
All you have to do is filly the moulds with your favourite drinks and stick the freezer-friendly plastic stems in, freeze them, and then enjoy.
Objectively these moulds are quite tall and it’s well known that no-one ever has space in their freezer, so these could present some kind of issue, but if you’re willing to but a chest freezer solely for making ice lollies, then you’re laughing.
Also, in all of the pictures of these ice lollies, the resulting ice is all lovely and clear, but as anyone who’s ever frozen anything knows all to well, it always comes out cloudy and cracked.
I still want them though. If you feel the same, you can make your way to Hawkin’s Bazaar and buy a set of Sophistipops for a cool ten English punds.
The product description reads:
“Indulge yourself with a frozen treat that exudes high class and sophistication. These Sophistipops are easy to make and come out full of flavour!
Simply fill it with your favourite drink to freeze, then place the champagne flute stems over the top of each mould and place it in your freezer. After a few hours, remove the set and pull on a glass stem to retrieve a Sophistipop.”
Basically what I said.
Get some. Or don’t. I’m not your mum.
Images via Hawkin’s Bazaar, Getty