Hemsley & Hemsley - Pea and Mint Lollies with Chocolate



Fantastic guest recipe from Hemsley & Hemsley.

Amazing pea and mint ice lollies with chocolate.

Either make 12 lollies or 900ml of ice cream...who would have thought you could add peas to ice lollies. These are a real hit with children and full of goodness rather than nasties!

Extracted from The Art of Eating Well by Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley.
Published by Ebury Press, £25.
Photography by Nick Hopper

Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Serves: 12 lollies (900ml ice cream)


  1. To make the pea and mint ice cream base, blend all the ingredients except for the cacao nibs together until very smooth.
  2. To make the chocolate sauce, measure out all the ingredients into a jug or small bowl and stir together, along with 9 tbsp hot water.
  3. To make ice cream, place the pea and mint base into an ice cream maker and, following the manufacturer’s instructions, churn until you have ice cream.When it is ready, scoop the ice cream into bowls and sprinkle with cacao nibs and drizzle with chocolate sauce to serve.
  4. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour the pea and mint mixture into ice cube moulds and freeze. Pulse the frozen cubes in a food processor for a soft serve ice cream.
  5. To make 12 lollies, make up half the quantity of pea and mint base and add about 4 teaspoons into the bottom of tall shot glasses or lolly moulds and pop into the freezer. After 20 minutes or more, insert a lolly stick into the pea mixture and pour some of the chocolate sauce around it. Repeat with the pea and mint base and finish with the chocolate sauce, freezing for 10 minutes between layers. Freeze the finished lollies for a further 2 hours, then enjoy.
  6. Alternatively, mix the half-quantity of pea and mint base for the lollies with the chocolate sauce and pour into shot glasses. Insert the lolly sticks and freeze for at least 2 hours before serving.