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Volcano Popsicles | Strawberry and Orange Popsicles

Yes, I am absolutely obsessed with Popsicles of any and every kind…actually anything icy! I loved chilled things, even in the dead of cold, I could never pass a chance of enjoying a Popsicle! Not ice-cream though, although my blog has many recipes for both, I am more of a Popsicle girl😋😋😍

If you ask me why not ice-creams…I don’t really have a reason. I just love the juicy and watery flavours of fruit based Popsicles! Always have….always will! They do give me bad throat infections at times but I think they worth every course of anti-biotics I’ve had over the years 😜😜😂

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Don’t they look llike your best mate for every summer afternoon!? I can have them for breakfast, lunch ….dinner!! 😉 Besides, making them is a breeze! Just pick whatever flavours you like or if you are like me…choose your fruits….summer fruits like mango, kiwis or even oranges work very well!

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But with this recipe, I will teach you how to make perfect store bought-like texture for these Popsicles. Yes, store bought Popsicles are not full of icicles in them. They are more smooth and have a very even texture, almost like a sorbet but firmer. However, if you wish can follow simple juice and freeze method tooand make Popsicles but they will have icy bits (icicles) in them. I don’t like icicles in my Popsicles and hence this recipe is good for me…I was keen to understand what ingredients goes into the store bought Popsicles, and just on the cover of each popsicle, it is mentioned ‘glucose’….so I’ve done exactly that! Liquid glucose worked so well. Obviously, I adjusted the measurements as the cover never mentioned the proportion and alongside the store bought ones have a fair bit of preservatives too. But I have used just 4 ingredients to make them!

Yield: 4 Popsicles

Equipments: a sauce pan, a juicer (if using homemade juice), measuring cups/ spoons, Popsicle mould, ice cream sticks.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup pulp of fresh strawberries (I did not add sugar, you may if the berries aren’t sweet enough)

200 ml freshly squeezed orange juice (juice of approximately 5-6 oranges)

2 tbsp sugar (I used some for the orange juice as the oranges were a bit tart)

2 tbsp glucose syrup (sweetened, it’s available in any store that stocks all the baking related ingredients) or even corn syrup.

Method:

Keep the mould ready.

In a saucepan, heat orange juice for a few mins. Once it has come to a gentle boil, add the sugar. Mix well using a whisk. Next add the glucose syrup and whisk quickly. Make sure the syrup is mixed very well. Now, turn off the flame and let the orange juice cook down for a few minutes.

Next, fill about 3/4th (approximately 50 ml) of each popsicle mould with the orange juice- glucose mixture. Place the moulds in the freezer and let them set for about 2-3 hours. Remove from the freezer and insert ice-cream sticks in the center of each mould. Freeze again for about 1 hour.

Remove the moulds again from the freezer after an hour, fill each mould to it’s brim with the strawberry pulp. (I didn’t treat the strawberry pulp with the glucose syrup as the pulp doesn’t really have any icicles after freezing).

Freeze the moulds for another 3-4 hours or until the Popsicles are frozen well. To serve, dip the mould in some lukewarm water for 2 mins, gently tug the ice cream sticks and pull out the popsicle from the moulds! Voilà!!! 😍😍 enjoy!!

(Note- adding glucose syrup is optional, we can omit that as well and make basic Popsicles)

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You can follow this recipe for any fruit juice/ pulp in any combination…they are so delicious and absolutely preservative free. They keep well in the freezer for upto a week, but I suggest try to finish them and make fresh batches every few days. It’s so easy 😄

Love,

Shreya💗

Volcano Popsicles Vegan & Glutenfree | Strawberry & Orange Popsicles

Rose & Mango Popsicles

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. 

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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!’

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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.

Ingredients:

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)

Method:

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!!😜

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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..!

Love,

Shreya💓

Summer Siesta!

I love summers …I hate summers.. Don’t really know which is true. I hate it because everything is so hot and humid. It really kills me. 😰😰 But I have more and better reasons to love the summers! 

The drinks…the ice-creams…sorbets..popsicles! The “not so traditional” twist on the desi favourites!

I have done all this and more on PolkaPuffs! this summer…I like to call the Summer Siesta! image

Strawberry Panna cotta..

The name itself sounds so exotic , seductive and not to forget romantic 😍 I love the silken texture and the smoothness! And I am rather good at making them. 😉💃

Strawberry Panna cotta !

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Spiced Mango Popsicle!

I have used some exciting flavours to give these popsicles a bit of warmth that will take you by surprise between icy cool licks!! ☺️

Spiced Mango Popsicles

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Iced Green Tea Limeade!

This delicious twist on the popular lemonade results in a sweet, slightly tart & refreshing drink!

I’ve spiked it with a bit of fennel seeds (saunf) and the taste is amazing!

Iced Green Tea Limeade

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No Churn Orange Ice Cream ! 😀

It’s summertime! It’s ice cream time! Who doesn’t crave ice creams in summers!? I know I do…
Why not start with a no – fail recipe, which requires just under 15 mins of prepping! 😋

No Churn Orange Ice Cream!

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Mint & Kiwi Sorbet!

I adore Sorbets! They are so incredibly fresh and flavourful without being too loaded with calories! For those who haven’t yet tried it so far or heard much about it, Sorbet is a frozen dessert made with mildly sweet water flavoured with puréed fruits or liqueurs…whatever one prefers.. 😊 And it’s really a boon to know that it’s super easy to make these…🍧

Mint & Kiwi Sorbet!

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Tropical Iced Tea!

Summers for me, call for a cooling and refreshing drink! Something healthy and easy to do !
Today I bring to you another of my homemade, easy and delicious drink that will leave you feeling refreshed! It’s my Tropical Iced Tea!

As the name suggests, it obviously has a strong flavour of tea…but what brings a twist to these beauties are the sunny tropical notes it’s sweet and tangy! Chilled and loaded with ice cubes! What more could one ask for on a hot summer day?!

Tropical Iced Tea

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Thandaai Mousse!

My twisted take on everyone’s favourite! ☺️

Thandaai Mousse!

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Dahi Wadas on a Skewer!

I gave our good, old Dahi Wadas a bit of swagger! 😉😉 check these babies out..!

Dahi Wadas on a Skewer!

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Minty Pomegranate Mock Mojitos! 

So…it’s getting hotter here in Mumbai for the last couple of days..and my lemony, minty, zingy pomegranate mock Mojitos are perfect to beat the heat! They are super easy to make and total party pleasers!!

Minty Pomegranate Mock Mojito

I hope you guys will enjoy each of these soon… These are too good to let go!

Love,

Shreya ❤️

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