MANGO YOGHURT HONEY POPSICLES

“Forget art. Put your trust in ice cream.”
― Charles Baxter, The Feast of Love

Pursuant to the Ice Cream Making Disaster of 2012 I’d given up on the idea of frozen desserts. Then the Delhi summer kicked in and forget baking a cake, I didn’t even want to look at a slice. The thought of hot fudge had started to seem vile. Thanks to some inspiration from Radhika though I decided to try my hand at popsicle making.

The result is this sweet, super healthy, bursting with fruit and honey freshness popsicle. Once again, add as much of any ingredient as you like. Play around with the mix till it tastes right to you. Couldn’t be easier =)

 
 
Recipe from Radhika Agrawal

What you’ll need:

Mango
Yoghurt
Honey
Popsicle Mold

How to:

1. Puree the mangoes and mix all the ingredients together. Pour into molds and refrigerate overnight.

2. If you want the layers you see in the picture, pour in either the mango or the yoghurt honey mix first and wait for a couple of hours for it to firm up. Once firm, add the other ingredients.

Note: You can make more and thinner layers for more of an effect. You’ll just have to keep pouring and waiting for it to freeze.

Here is Radhika’s super-nutritious take on popsicles:

Yummilicious Summer Fun
What you need:
2 bananas
½ pear, cored and peeled
½ pineapple, cored and peeled
1 ½ cup fresh spinach
¼ cup orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice

The easiest recipe in the world:

Cut or break the banana, pear and pineapple into medium sized chunks. Blend all the ingredients together until smooth and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for at least four hours. Slurp. No seriously, that’s it.

Tips:

– You don’t necessarily need to have popsicle molds handy. I couldn’t find ours at home, so I used these cute ice trays. Regular steel or plastic bowls should work as well. Stick a spoon or ice cream stick in when its almost frozen if you really want to.
– We didn’t have pineapple at home, so I used two small tetrapacks of Tropicana’s pineapple juice, and substituted the orange juice in the recipe with one orange (with the seeds removed, of course) and used one pear to add some texture.
– Taste before you pour into the molds – I thought it could do with some tanginess, so I doubled the quantity of lemon juice.
– If the popsicles get “too frozen”(for instance if you’re having them the next day), they’ll taste a bit too ice-y, so you could take them out of the freezer and stick them in the fridge for 20-25 minutes before you eat them. Personally, I thought they were best when semi-frozen.