Home made fruit popsicles are one of my favorite food memories of the summer holidays. There is a small story behind how we started having these in summers.
Since mangoes were our favorite fruit, most of the other fruits were automatically ignored. I remember once mom had got watermelon, pineapple and lychees during our holidays and they were all sitting in the fridge for a couple of days untouched. That’s when mom thought of this fantastic way to finish all the fruit and at the same time take our taste buds to fruits other than mangoes. And the moment we had them, there was no looking back. These popsicles had got a permanent place in our freezer so much so that even our friends started coming more often to our home to call us to play so that they too might get some.
These are 3 of my most favorite combinations which are relished now by my kids too.
Pineapple and orange popsicles
Take 2-3 slices of pineapple and chop them finely. Now add to this a tbsp. of honey and let it rest for ½ hour. Now mix these well and add it to the bottom of the popsicle molds. Fill the rest of the mold with orange juice. I use fresh orange juice but the canned ones work well too if you need a quick fix. Freeze this for 2 hours at-least and your popsicles are ready
Lychee and rose popsicles
Peel and deseed 8 lychees and chop them finely. To this add some rose syrup and water and mix well. Add this mixture to the popsicle molds and keep it to set. Simple easy and tasty popsicles are ready.
Watermelon and lime popsicles
This one is my favorite combination. Take 8-10 cubes of watermelon and cut them finely. To this add 4 tbsp of honey. Squeeze ½ a lime on to this and add about 3 cups of water. Mix this and add it to the popsicle mold and keep it to set and your popsicles are ready
Tip : If you don’t have time, just take watermelon cubes and de seed them. Insert a toothpick into the cubes and put it in the freezer to set. This is the simplest and most nutritious popsicle. This helps infants when they are teething too.
Here’s where you can get some attractive popsicle moulds