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Pop goes the ice lolly: Here are 5 fun ways to make popsicles at home

From summer kiwi, mango and berries to yummy yoghurt and edible flowers — these freeze ‘n’ ready popsicles will make your party menu a hit. Pick a favourite!

more lifestyle Updated: Apr 01, 2017 16:00 IST
Etti Bali
Etti Bali
Hindustan Times
Popsicles,Ice Lollies,Food
Fruit and flower popsicles are the perfect way to combat summer.(iStock)

With the rise in the mercury, you crave for something cold to munch or nibble on. Enter fruit popsicles — refreshing, zesty and with the goodness of fresh fruits. These popsicles satiate your craving for something sweet and chilled. With a variety of combinations, popsicles or ice lollies are something that let you play with the palate. With an assortment of fruits and edible flowers, such as carnations, dandelions, roses and more, there’s always scope for experimentation as the combinations are endless.

So serve them at your next party and your guests will be left craving for more. All you need to do is gather all the ingredients, blend them, and freeze in colourful moulds..

Fruity fervour

Take an assortment of fruits like kiwis, strawberries and blueberries. Chop, slice and fill into popsicle moulds. You can even use these fruits as whole, and also individually to make fruit-specific pops. Now, pour in some fruit punch or grape juice and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for about six hours or till solid.

Rainbow on a stick

Take a bunch of kiwis, a mango and some raspberries and purée them separately in a blender. Add some apple juice and honey while blending. Make sure the purée has a thick consistency. Layer in popsicle moulds, insert sticks and freeze overnight.

Pureed fresh fruit popsicles with raspberry, mango and kiwi. (iStockphoto)

Floral freezers

It’s spring and we have a reason to play with flowers. Making popsicles with edible flowers is a fun and innovative way to jazz up the flavours. From carnations to dandelions and hibiscus to peonies, there a lot of flowers that can be used for this recipe. Fill a mould with flower petals of your choice, top it with some lemon and cranberry juice, insert a stick and freeze overnight.

Edible flower popsicles. (iStockphoto)

Yummy yoghurt

Yoghurt as a base for popsicles not only gives them a nice texture, but is also a healthy alternative to cream. Take some bananas, black currants and blueberries and purée them all together in a blender with yoghurt and honey. Fill moulds with this mixture, cover it with aluminium foil, poke a stick through the top and freeze overnight.

Yogurt, blueberry and blackcurrant popsicles. (iStockphoto)

Watermelon Wunderland

Blend some watermelon (de-seeded), strawberries and mint leaves along with a dash of lemon juice and honey. Pour this mixture in a cube-shaped mould to get a chocolate bar look. Insert a stick and freeze overnight and serve on a bed of watermelon slices.

Watermelon and strawberry popsicles. (iStockphoto)

First Published: Mar 27, 2017 14:41 IST