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Neapolitan ice cream! This ice cream will be really popular with all your friends too – perfect to give as quick gifts, plus they’re scented with gorgeous strawberry and chocolate. This project makes eight 85g (3oz) soap pops.
The pink, white and chocolate colouring of Neapolitan ice cream is perfect for these yummy soap pops – good enough to eat! You’ll want to experiment with other colour combinations too.
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In the microwave-safe glass measuring cup, melt 255g (9oz) of white soap base. Add the red colourant one drop at a time, stirring with a craft stick each time until you get a pink colour. Add the strawberry fragrance oil and stir well. Fill eight pop moulds each one third full and allow to set to room temperature.
Liberally spray the hot soap with rubbing alcohol after pouring each layer into the moulds to remove all the bubbles. If any remain, they will be visible on the finished soaps.
Melt 255g (9oz) of white soap base. Allow the soap to cool to 49ºC (120ºF). Spray the pink soap in the moulds with rubbing alcohol. Pour white soap in until each mould is two-thirds full. Spray with rubbing alcohol and allow the soaps to set to room temperature.
Melt 255g (9oz) of clear soap base and add the brown pigment (as you did with the red colourant) for a chocolate colour. Add the chocolate fragrance oil. Spray the white soap in each mould with rubbing alcohol. Pour the brown soap into each mould, to within 3mm (1/8in) of the top edge. Spray the tops of the soaps with rubbing alcohol.
Insert the sticks through the melted brown soap into the firmer white soap, leaving about 5cm (2in) sticking out. To make sure sticks are centred, put them in at eye level and check the positions from the side too. Put the moulds in the freezer for half an hour.
Remove from the freezer and separate the individual soap moulds. To unmould the soaps, put about four cups of boiling water in a small saucepan. While holding on to the sticks, dunk each mould into the water for four seconds or so. Remove from the water and pull on the stick to remove the soap.