As a child, I think among everything everything icy, Popsicles were my favourite…I could eat too many at a go! Come summer and I would go on a Popsicle Eating Marathon…orange, lemon, mango …raspberry!! Oh, the list is endless 😀 And yes, I have a serious liking for ice! Just ice…flavoured ice! That’s what Popsicles are if made using water/ juice as the base! That’s exactly how I like them…not the yogurt based ones.
I remember making Popsicles even as a kid..using those age-old ‘kulfi’ moulds. I would simply freeze some lemonade or even some rose milk😋 & they did taste good! My mom was my partner in crime back then…and even today, the two us enjoy our Popsicles like little kids! Maybe it’s something that I have gotten from her…my love for ice!❤️
She was visiting me recently for a few days…and we got talking about Popsicles! She was laughing remembering about all those times when I’d sneak into the freezer for a Popsicle or two and not share any with her while she’d be napping during those hot summer afternoons 😉 I said to her, ‘I do owe you one too many Popsicles! I will make some for you then!’
I decided to incorporate her favourite fruit for these Popsicles. Mangoes 🍋🍋🍋 & paired it along with something exotic…Rose 🌹although you can try my Spiced Mango Popsicles too! She liked the sound of the flavours…thought they’d work well. Trust me your kids will love these…no added colours or flavours…absolutely healthy! So here’s what needs doing…
️Yield: 6 Popsicles
Equipment: 1 glass, a mixing spoon, measuring cups/ spoons, ice-cream sticks.
1 cup mango pulp (I had homemade frozen mango pulp with me, you can use store bought mango purée or some other fruit purée too, like strawberry/ blueberries/ kiwi/ melons..etc)
1+1/2 cup coconut water (approximately depending on the size of the Popsicle mould)
2-3 tsp rose syrup (I used Roohafza, add more to make it bright pink if you like. I used it just to flavour, not add colour)
Mix Roohafza with coconut water in a glass. Now fill 1/3 of each popsicle mould with this mix. Freeze the moulds for 2 hours. The first layer will set by then. Now fill the next 1/3 of each popsicle mould with mango pulp. Freeze the moulds for 45 mins, remove & insert the ice cream sticks or popsicle sticks in the centre of each mould. Again freeze for 2 hours. Finally, remove from the freezer & fill the last 1/3 of the mould with the same coconut-Roohafza mixture & freeze for 2 hours. That’s it! To release the Popsicles from their moulds, dip them in some water for 2-3 mins & carefully pull them out using the ice cream sticks 😁😁 Enjoy your Popsicles before they melt!!😜
The combined flavour of rosy coconut water & mango is just too summery! We loved them..!! Even my hubby who isn’t too fond of them, had an entire Popsicle & said he liked the flavours! Yippie! 😚 So, do try them..!