Popsicles in India are recent food trend in terms of presentation and experimenting with flavours. I still am a sucker for the good old Mother Dairy, Vadilal, Cream Bell etc for my ice lolly ( I used to called it that as a kid). Today, Popsicles are the quintessential summer treat, don’t you think? They are refreshing on a hot summer day and surprisingly easy to make at home! I’ve rounded up 5 Homemade Popsicle Recipes that you (and the kids) can make this summer. And with a variety of flavor combinations you’ll have lots of options to keep cool this summer.
COCONUT MANGO POPSICLES
When you need a 10-minute vacation, these coconut mango popsicles will help take you to a tropical destination. Sweet, satisfying, and easy to make, these frozen popsicles are a great summer treat!
- 2 1/2 cups mango chunks, fresh or frozen (the best you can get to bring out that true mango flavour)
- 1/2 cup pineapple juice (canned if you like)
- 1 cup canned coconut milk
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar, or desired sweetener
- 2 Tbsp low-fat yogurt
- 2 Tbsp water
- In a blender or food processor, puree mango chunks and pineapple juice until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
- In another bowl, combine coconut milk, sugar, yogurt, and water. Stir until homogenous.
- Pour 2 Tbsp of mango puree into each popsicle mold. Place in freezer for 15 minutes until almost solid.
- Remove mold from freezer, add 1 Tbsp coconut puree to molds. Place in freezer for 10 minutes. Add 1 Tbsp mango puree. Insert wooden sticks into popsicle mold. Freeze for another 10 minutes. Pour remaining coconut puree into molds until liquid reaches the top of the mold.
- Return mold in the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours to fully set.
WATERMELON KIWI POPSICLES
- 2 cups watermelon, chopped
- 1 kiwi, peeled and diced
- 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
- 1 Tbsp. agave (or more if necessary)
- Blend all ingredients in a blender (I used my Vitamix).
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold and place in freezer for a couple of hours. When hardened, pull out of popsicle mold and enjoy!
Credits: Jen Nikolaus
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until sugar is completely melted. Cool completely.
- Mash avocado with an avocado masher, mashing out as many lumps as possible. Add lime juice and mash some more. Whisk in vanilla and sugar water. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until hardened. (Makes about 5 regular sized popsicles.)
SWEET TEA POPSICLES
- Favorite black tea
- Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
- Remove from heat and pour over tea bag (I used family size).
- Brew for 5 minutes, squeeze tea bag and discard.
- Add ¾ cup of sugar, stir until dissolved.
- Add 1 cup of ice and stir until melted.
- Pour sweet tea into popsicle molds and freeze.
Credit: Kimberly Sneed
CHOCOLATE FUDGE POPSICLES
Prep time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours Serves: 10 popsicles
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups milk
- 1 (350 grams) can sweetened condensed milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tsp water
- In a mixing bowl, mix together sugar and cocoa powder. Slowly add in the milk,whisking slowly until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and dissolved coffee and whisk until smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours before eating.