Summer vacations have started! Sitting at home, kids often like to indulge in cool savories to beat the heat of the summers. The very sound of an ice-cream vendor in the neighbourhood is a pleasure to their ears. It becomes a daunting task for the mothers to restrain kids from eating ice-creams from outside too frequently. To avoid such a situation, it is always better to go in for home-made cool and refreshing recipes. The idea of colorful and tasty popsicles, better known as the ice lollies, is one of them.
Summer season comes with a variety of delicious fruits. They help us in keeping our bodies hydrated and replenished with vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals. Creating popsicles with natural fruits at home is healthy for your little fussy-eaters, who would not be sneaking out of the house to relish the sugary and unhealthy ice lollies at the neighbourhood’s ice cream vendor. These invigorating popsicles not only help in getting rid of the summer heat but it also the best way to make the most of the summer fruits.
Waiting for these tempting ice pops to freeze will definitely make you anxious, but believe us: These tantalizing suckers are worth waiting for! Try out these popsicles and let your child fall in love with fruits this summers.
1 Mango Lassi popsicles
Summers are incomplete in India until juicy, pulpy, and oh-so-yummy mango, the king of fruits, arrives in all its glory. For all the mango lovers out there, who can never get enough of the pulpy wonder, must try the delicious mango yogurt popsicles.
How to prepare: It is as easy as preparing a mango shake. Add some chopped mangoes with yogurt in a food processor. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds, put in a stick, and freeze it for five hours. Your mango pops are ready to be relished.
2 Watermelon, Honey & Lime Popsicles
Summer is the season of watermelons. The refreshing taste and the sweetness make watermelons an ideal summer dessert. The super simple watermelon popsicles are incredibly easy to make and are a great way to put this fruit to delicious use. Adding some lime juice to this popsicle will give a tangy punch to it. Honey in this recipe is optional as this fruit has a sweetness of its own. This one is a perfect sugarfree dehydration remedy.
How to prepare: Place watermelon, honey, and lime juice in a blender until smooth. Filter the watermelon mixture evenly into ice pop molds and freeze for at least four hours until set.
3 Strawberry-Coconut Popsicles
The strawberry coconut popsicles are sugarfree and naturally filled with flavors. Sweet, delicious strawberries are fused with rich coconut milk, a touch of vanilla and honey to prepare delicious homemade popsicles. These strawberry coconut popsicles are healthy as well as cooling and have the smooth coconut and fruity flavor.
How to prepare: Blend some strawberries, coconut milk, vanilla extract along with some honey (if required) in the food processor until smooth. Pour the mixture into the pop molds and place them in the freezer for about 5 hours.
4 Cantaloupe-Lime Popsicles
Cantaloupe lime popsicles are the perfect thirst-quenching treat on a hot summer day. The earthy smell of the fruit will definitely make your tongue go ahhhh! for this treat. They are sweet and tangy which is a perfect combination of summer flavors. The ultra-sweetness of the ripened melon meets the tang of lime in this flavor bomb popsicle.
How to prepare: Put one ripe cantaloupe seeded, peeled, and cubed along with some lime juice into the blender. If you need more sweetness, add some honey to it. Grind until smooth. Filter the mixture and pour into the popsicle molds Place them in the freezer for 4-5 hours. Un-mold and enjoy!
5 Pineapple-Yogurt Popsicles
A chilled pineapple will refresh your senses and give you your daily dose of vitamins and antioxidants in a tasty manner in summers. It is the most loved fruit of this season. Making popsicles out of pineapples is definitely a good choice to relish this sweet and tangy fruit in summers. The pineapple and yogurt popsicles are an incredible choice on a hot summer afternoon when you need something exhilarating to cool you down.
How to prepare: Take small pieces of pineapple in the blender along with some yogurt, to give it a creamy texture. Pour this mixture into the popsicle molds and let it set for 4-5 hours. Enjoy!
Revel in these oh-so-yummy fruity popsicles and whip the heat of the summers.