by Kitty Hope and Mark Greenwood

For a super sweet treat, share out these lemon lollies dipped in homemade zingy lemon sherbet.

Equipment and preparation: you will need a sugar thermometer.


Buyer's guide

Glucose is available from most supermarkets’ baking sections.


Store in a dry cupboard.


Glucose is used commercially in instant energy drinks, and for increasing the sugar content of wine, beer, confectionery, ice creams, jams and syrups. It crystallises less easily than sugar, is cheaper, and does not have a flavour of its own. It is often used as a dietary supplement because it requires no digestion and goes directly into the bloodstream.