Frozen blocks of flavoured ice – mango, orange, blueberry, yoghurt and so much more, what’s not to like about them? To top it, its really easy to make homemade popsicles, a better option than buying your share from the local ice cream cart.
If you are someone who likes eating healthy and would like to keep your sugar intake in check while not compromising on taste, or looking for a way to store/conserve large amounts of fruit juice, frozen homemade popsicles is your way to go. It’s also something which should be in every parent’s recipe book. Whether you are trying to come up with deceptive ways to include fruits in your child’s diet or whip up some innovative snacks, homemade popsicles are always the best option. All you need are some ice moulds, and you are good to go.
Here are a few recipes to get you started:
1. Fruit and Yoghurt Swirl Pops
Super fast. Super Easy. All you need to do is puree some fruit of your choice, add granulated sugar to taste (only if you are using fresh fruit) and pour it into a squeeze bottle or a Ziploc bag. Similarly, spoon the yoghurt into a Ziploc bag or squeeze bottle. If using a Ziploc, snip of a corner. Squeeze the yoghurt and puree alternately into the freeze moulds to create swirls. Pop in the sticks as per the directions, and freeze them overnight. Recipe recreated from here.
2. Strawberry Buttermilk Pops
Take strawberries, yoghurt, buttermilk, honey, sugar and salt in a blender and puree it until smooth. Pour it into the ice moulds and freeze until firm. Voila! They are ready to have. To get the exact measurements, click here.
3. Banana Nutella Fudge-sicles
The next time you end up with overripe bananas, don’t throw them away! Instead, make these Banana Nutella Fudge-sicles. All you need to do is blend them in to a smooth puree, add some Nutella, and then blend some more. Freeze them for a few hours, and then it’s all yours. Get the full recipe here.
4. Watermelon and Coconut Popsicles
It doesn’t get better than this. Blend up some watermelon and shredded coconut and pop it into the freezer. That’s all you need to do. The hardest part of the recipe – waiting till it’s ready to be had. Get the full recipe here.
5. Grape Refresher Popsicles
Is it vegan? Yes. Is it gluten free? Yes. Is it every glutton’s dream? Oh yes. All you need is two ingredients – Grapes and White grape juice. Line the ice moulds with chopped grapes and fill it till the brim. Freeze, and you have your hands on summer in a mouthful. Get the entire recipe here.
6. Corona Beer Popsicles
All you need is a bottle of beer. That’s it. Freeze it for at least four hours, and get ready for a party in your mouth.