I was playing with my new ice block maker and I decided to do some pops for my Halloween party. Every Halloween party seems to be really warm (especially under a costume) and during the night we always play games so it's nice to offer a icy refreshment to guests. Keen eyed readers may notice that the sign says Vampire Popsicles. Well they were supposed to be icy pops where there was a filling of runny blood aka berry gel but that didn't work at all so I made it a simpler pop and cut out a ghost figure in a thin slice of pear, stuck it to the side of the pop maker and then poured apple and blackcurrant juice in it. Or you can stick the ghost pear on the outside of a frozen popsicle - when it is frozen most things will stick to an ice pop.
An Original Recipe by Lorraine Elliott
Preparation time: 10 minutes plus overnight freezing time
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Makes 6 popsicles
3 cups/750ml/1.6flozs apple and blackcurrant juice (or any dark red juice of choice)
6 popsicle molds (120ml/4flozs each)
Step 1 - Slice the pear very thinly and with a paring knife cut out ghosts (or use a ghost cutter if you have a suitable sized one). Stick the ghosts to the side walls of the pop maker, pop the stick in and then fill with the juice and freeze.