Things to make life better and easier for you.
1 Spaceboy rocket lolly makers – £4.95 from dotcomgiftshop.com
You get four rocket-shaped ice lolly moulds in a tray. Simply fill with your favourite juice and pop the tray into the freezer and leave until frozen. If you’re feeling really adventurous, try creating different layers of juice or pureed fruit to make a truly cosmic lolly.
2 Magimix ice cream maker – £44.99 from Argos.
Get home-made ice cream in just 20 minutes. The Magimix machine also makes sorbets and comes with a large feeding tube and stainless steel bowl, plus the added appeal of doing all the hard work for you.
3 Zoku instant ice lolly maker – £39.95 from Prezzybox.com
This machine is the first of its kind to give you the opportunity to enjoy home-made ice lollies in as little as seven minutes. You can make all different flavours, add fruit, oats, yoghurt or even chocolate – the sky really is the limit.
4 Tala ice lolly moulds – £4.31 from amazon.co.uk
These child-friendly moulds are simple to use and come with a built-in handle to prevent any of those messy drip issues that usually make lollies a bit of a pain.
5 Easy seal ice cube bags – £1.25 for 10 from Tesco.
Every home needs a handy stash of ice cube bags to keep in a drawer and pull out when the sun puts in an appearance.
Simply fill with water, seal at one end and leave in the freezer until a cold drink is required.
6 Ice maker – £144.99 from drinkstuff.com
The portable design of this ice maker makes it the ideal solution for parties, where ice is a necessity for drinks and Champagne buckets.
Simply fill up this little beauty with water and in 10 minutes you will have some ice cubes to offer to your party guests.
7 Star Wars ice cube tray – £10.99 from forbiddenplanet.co.uk
Make your own frozen Hans Solos to make your summer barbecue or drinks party stand out from the rest.
Star Wars fans will love the novelty factor of this tray and everyone else will have fun spotting a floating Hans in their drink.
8 Party penguin snow cone maker – £18 from amazon.co.uk
Just like Mr Frosty, this cute penguin will turn your liquid into a refreshing iced drink and it’s got the added attraction of looking cool in the kitchen.
9 Funny face lolly moulds – £3.99 from lakeland.co.uk
Looking for something a little bit quirky?
These moulds will create hilariously funny faces from frozen yoghurt or juice – perfect for summer get-togethers, children’s birthday parties, or a sunny afternoon spent lazing around in the garden.
10 Shark fin ice cube tray – £6.50 from ellajamesliving.co.uk
Delight your guests with these spine-tingling shark fin ice cubes – so much more exciting than having a bog-standard block of ice floating in your soft drink or gin and tonic.