Is it possible to make alcoholic lollies and ice cream?

Yes, you can – some companies even sell them. This said, it’s not simply a case of pouring a bottle of your favourite tipple into a bowl along with your favourite flavour of soft-scoop, mixing and then freezing it.

Pure alcohol freezes at -114 degrees Celsius (-173 degrees Fahrenheit). Alcoholic drinks begin to melt at temperatures higher than that but still much lower than water.

Consequently, frozen vodka on a stick wouldn’t stay in a solid state long enough on a summer’s day to be suckable.

To successfully make an alcoholic ice cream or lolly, you must use additives – such as gelatine or molasses – in order to bind the frozen molecules together. But remember, these aren’t for kids!

Answered by Michael Simpson