Friday, August 15, 2014

Fruit Popsicle


India is Celebrating 68th Year of Independence.
Country which is diverse in Culture, Religion , Food and Languages as there are over 780 languages spoken in India.
A country which enjoys "Unity in Diversity"

Feeling Patriotic :)

Fruit Popsicle is an idea to treat our body this summer, though will start to miss summer soon :(
Blend any of your favorite fruits to make Popsicle's like these, I used Avocado ,Water Melon and some Vanilla Ice cream as I wanted to make an Indian flag colored Popsicle,though the saffron color is missing here, have a reddish color instead from the melon.

 Here's how I made it

Ingredients 

For the Green color 

Avocado - 2 no's
Water - 1 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup(Adjust according to your preference)
Juice from 1 lime

Middle Layer is just Vanilla Ice Cream

For Red Color 

Water Melon
Sugar (Optional , use as per your preference)

Method

* For the Avocado Layer - Heat water in a pan , when it starts to boil add sugar , wait till the sugar dissolves and reduces, switch off the heat and let it cool. Blend Avocado's in a blender till well mashed , add the sugar -water and lime juice , blend again to combine.Spoon in these mixture to the bottom of the Ice Pop Molds and freeze to set (1/2 and hour to 1 hour until firm)


* Once the first layer is firm, Spoon in some Ice Cream for the next layer and freeze again for another 1/2 an hour to 1 hour

* Blend Water melon with some sugar (If using) , pour this over the ice cream layer  and freeze again for 4 to 6 hour's or overnight.



To Un-mold 

Briefly dip the molds in warm water, till the pops loosen , Gripping the handles gently pull upwards.
Or
Simply let the Ice pop sit at room temperature until they can be easily removed from the molds
Or
Run Individual molds under Warm water.



Notes :
          As usual I was little impatient in Unmolding Ice pops and couldn't unmold the first 2 pops successfully but then learned to do it, only after letting it sit for some time.

           Use your favorite fruits to make these, as am not sure if all kids would like to have Avocado's in their Popsicle, I made it because I was feeling patriotic today ;) and wanted green in it.
           May blend avocado's with milk and sugar instead of lime juice and sugar syrup.

Happy Independence day to all Indian Citizens :)

Cheers
TN