Monday, April 17, 2017

Grape ~ Lemon Popsicle.

Grape ~ Lemon Popsicle ...... to beat the rising heat in Mumbai .... Nothing tastes better on a hot summer day than fresh-from-the-freezer ice pops ….. Go ahead take a break and Enjoy this one ..... tastes awesome with two flavours .......

Once again I come with a post on Popsicle / Ice Candy / Ice Pops / Frozen Candies, this time with two different flavours. Easy to make. Just prepare two different flavoured juices and then put one in the mold and allow to settle and to form into ice and then pour in the other flavour. Sip on at mid morning when the heat is at its highest point and you really need a break to cool down. I will not run into details about popsicles as I have already posted them many times and by now all of you are sure to know about them. Actually all of us are fully acquainted with ice candy since childhood. So lets just move on to the making of ice candy with two flavours.

For Making of Lemon Juice : Prepare lemon juice with juice of freshly squeezed one lemon for one large glass of water along with 2 heaped tblsp of sugar. You can add in more of sugar if you wish, say about another spoon. When the juice turns to ice candy it does give great taste to sip of sweeter candies. Add in a pinch of salt, pinch of kesar flavour or fine powder and a pinch of cardamom powder and mix well till all ingredients are well dissolved. Put this in the fridge to cool.

For Making of Grape Juice : Wash about 200-250 gms of seedless variety of black grapes well. They should be cleaned properly. Now put them in a blender along with ½ glass of water and blend well. Remove and sieve it through a fine sieve. Now add in a glass of water and 3 tblsp of sugar and mix well. 

In the Ice Candy mold add in the grape juice till it reaches about 1/3 level of the mold. Put this in a freezer to settle and crystallize. I put the mold in a tilted position to get that desired effect of slant mixed flavours. You may or may not follow the same. But the ice candies look good when you give them that effect. Once the grape juice forms into ice, which may take about 2 hrs. Add in the lime juice carefully till brim. Now insert the stick and put the mold back into the freezer till the ice candy is completely set. 

When completely frozen, serve as and when desired and enjoy the chilled ice candies to beat the heat away. Remains good for many days. But will they ?? that’s the question. No they will not. When its too hot Your mind is sure to wander toward the ice candies for sure. Go ahead and enjoy the two flavoured ice candies with family and friends. You may choose to make any flavoured combination you desire in the above mentioned method.

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