Low carb Gin & Tonic Lollies (for the adults)

I don’t know about you, but we ploughed through our fair share of gin this summer over lock-down. A refreshing G-and-sugar-free-T is my go-to tipple around the braai, and we came up with this idea one night when there was very little left in the bottle. I had never used alcohol before in an ‘ice-cream’, but I actually think it improves the consistency (since alcohol cannot freeze), so the lollies retained their creaminess. As for the flavour, I did have to add sweetener because no one wants to EAT a bitter G&T as a dessert, but the quintessential flavours of gin, tonic and the all-important Aromatic Angostura Bitters is evident. Subtle, but actually quite lovely. Speaking of Bitters, this must be the only product in the history of everything I have ever known that has not changed its label in 40+ years. Seriously… the bottle of Bitters we have in our home right now looks exactly the same as the one I recall my dad had in his drinks cabinet in 1982… LOL!

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Carbs 1g | Fat 22g | Protein 0.7g
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Low carb Gin & Tonic Lollies (for the adults)

A sweet and creamy creation, these lollies taste just like a pink gin... with the quintessential fragrance of Aromatic Bitters.
Course Dessert
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 lollies

Per serving

Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 22g



  • Mix the gin and the sugar-free tonic water into a bowl. Add a few drops of Bitters. (Bitters is packed with fragrance, so add a few drops at first because you can always add more later).
  • Use a microplane or fine zester to grate the zest of the whole lemon into the bowl. Slice the lemon in half and squeeze in only the juice of one half.
  • In the meantime, in a separate bowl, whip the double cream to stiff peaks. Once you have stiff peaks, add the sweetener and the G&T mix. Whip well to combine. Taste and adjust the mixture with more Bitters if you feel it needs it.
  • Divide the mixture between the 6 lolly moulds (100ml / 3.4 fl. oz) in capacity.
    We have incorporated a lot of air into the cream when we whipped it, which added volume - so there will be enough mixture to fill all six lolly moulds.
  • Click the lid/stick in place of each one, and place in the freezer overnight.
  • Transfer the popsicles to the fridge 30 minutes before eating or simply run hot water on the outside of the mould to make it easier to slide out.

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Nutritional Information per lolly
Calories                        209Kcal / 874kJ
Fat                                22g
Carbohydrates              1g
Protein                          0.7g


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