Popsicles are back – but not as we know them! The simple summer treats of childhood have been reinvented as sophisticated gourmet delights. Popping up everywhere from New York to Tokyo, these cool creations offer exquisite combinations of flavour and texture. Now you can whip up an array of these once-exclusive icy confections in your own kitchen. It's surprisingly easy to make freshly churned icecreams and sorbets at home, and transforming them into delicious popsicles is as simple as combining one or more flavours in a mould with some dollops of fudge, nuts or caramel. A crisp coating of chocolate adds a final decadent flourish. Once you've mastered the basic techniques, you'll be able to create your own popsicle flavours using your favourite ingredients. The possibilities are endless!