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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Avocado & Coconut Popsicles

Hello my lovelies! Just when I thought that Mumbai was getting ready for the Indian 'winters' it has gotten so bloody hot! Afternoons are unbearable if you plan to take a siesta without switching on the AC. Nobody knows what happened to this year's monsoons as we hardly had any showers, save for a few a couple of weeks ago. Now it feels like we are on the threshold of summer - Ack! Anyway, what better time than to indulge in some refreshing beverages to keep the body temperature down? 


I had never tried my hand at making popsicles before despite having bought different sizes of moulds.  But when my 'e-friend' Ansh Dhar of Spice Roots posted the picture on one of the food groups on Facebook, I was drooling all over the place (yeah yeah, i know..'drooling' has become a very common term in the blog world. But in my case I was genuinely doing so!). E-friend you may ask! Yes, Ansh  is a darling of a person I got to know via the 'blogosphere' and through several interactions over food groups on Facebook. Although we have never met and have only spoken over the phone, it feels like I have known her for ages. Friendly, vibrant, cheerful and delightful is how I would describe her personality - a bunch of qualities that are rarely found in a single person. 


Ansh or Anshie as she calls herself is a sort of cook who can put together a meal with an available set of ingredients - a skill I really appreciate as I usually go brain dead when I see random ingredients and cannot think of a known recipe to put them together into a dish. It is an art I am yet to learn & master. Do check out her blog for such brilliantly simple recipes and a whole lot from Kashmiri cuisine which is her home turf. 

Thanks to you Ansh, my little fellow enjoyed these popsicles a lot (his mum n dad did too!)




Avocado & Coconut Popsicles
Prep time: 5-10 mins | Freezing time 5 hours or overnight | Yield: 4 popsicles

You Need:
  • 1 large ripe avocado (butter fruit)
  • 3/4 cup thick coconut milk * see note
  • 3-4 tbsp caster sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp lime juice or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method:
1. Transfer the avocado to a bowl and mash well. Add the coconut milk & sugar and use a blender to form a soft puree. Add the lime juice or vanilla extract
2. Using a spoon pour in the mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze between 5 hours or overnight
3. When done, remove and serve immediately. To ease out the popsicles out of the moulds keep them under hot running water for a minute or two.

Notes:
To make thick coconut milk you may use 3 tbsp coconut milk powder dissolved in 1/3 rd cup lukewarm water.
Recipe adapted from Muy Bueno Cookbook

10 comments:

  1. Simple and easy to make.. but looks so delicious and inviting..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

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  2. Thats cool....got avocados so gonna give that a quick try!

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  3. looks so creamy. am very fond of avicado smoothie but these popsickles look amazing too.

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  4. You are an adorable Nut! You know that! don't you :D

    Thank you for this post! Hugs

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  5. must try! so nice book marked
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  6. what a wonderful combo ...it looks so gud

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  7. What a lovely natural color !!Looks so inviting...Can't wait to try this till next summer ...

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  8. Feel like relishing this exotic pops.

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I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Avocado & Coconut Popsicles

Hello my lovelies! Just when I thought that Mumbai was getting ready for the Indian 'winters' it has gotten so bloody hot! Afternoons are unbearable if you plan to take a siesta without switching on the AC. Nobody knows what happened to this year's monsoons as we hardly had any showers, save for a few a couple of weeks ago. Now it feels like we are on the threshold of summer - Ack! Anyway, what better time than to indulge in some refreshing beverages to keep the body temperature down? 


I had never tried my hand at making popsicles before despite having bought different sizes of moulds.  But when my 'e-friend' Ansh Dhar of Spice Roots posted the picture on one of the food groups on Facebook, I was drooling all over the place (yeah yeah, i know..'drooling' has become a very common term in the blog world. But in my case I was genuinely doing so!). E-friend you may ask! Yes, Ansh  is a darling of a person I got to know via the 'blogosphere' and through several interactions over food groups on Facebook. Although we have never met and have only spoken over the phone, it feels like I have known her for ages. Friendly, vibrant, cheerful and delightful is how I would describe her personality - a bunch of qualities that are rarely found in a single person. 


Ansh or Anshie as she calls herself is a sort of cook who can put together a meal with an available set of ingredients - a skill I really appreciate as I usually go brain dead when I see random ingredients and cannot think of a known recipe to put them together into a dish. It is an art I am yet to learn & master. Do check out her blog for such brilliantly simple recipes and a whole lot from Kashmiri cuisine which is her home turf. 

Thanks to you Ansh, my little fellow enjoyed these popsicles a lot (his mum n dad did too!)




Avocado & Coconut Popsicles
Prep time: 5-10 mins | Freezing time 5 hours or overnight | Yield: 4 popsicles

You Need:
  • 1 large ripe avocado (butter fruit)
  • 3/4 cup thick coconut milk * see note
  • 3-4 tbsp caster sugar (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tsp lime juice or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Method:
1. Transfer the avocado to a bowl and mash well. Add the coconut milk & sugar and use a blender to form a soft puree. Add the lime juice or vanilla extract
2. Using a spoon pour in the mixture into popsicle moulds and freeze between 5 hours or overnight
3. When done, remove and serve immediately. To ease out the popsicles out of the moulds keep them under hot running water for a minute or two.

Notes:
To make thick coconut milk you may use 3 tbsp coconut milk powder dissolved in 1/3 rd cup lukewarm water.
Recipe adapted from Muy Bueno Cookbook

10 comments:

  1. Simple and easy to make.. but looks so delicious and inviting..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thats cool....got avocados so gonna give that a quick try!

    ReplyDelete
  3. looks so creamy. am very fond of avicado smoothie but these popsickles look amazing too.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are an adorable Nut! You know that! don't you :D

    Thank you for this post! Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  5. must try! so nice book marked
    great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. what a wonderful combo ...it looks so gud

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a lovely natural color !!Looks so inviting...Can't wait to try this till next summer ...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Feel like relishing this exotic pops.

    ReplyDelete

I'd love to hear what you have to say about this post!

If you are unable to post a comment, please write to me at ruchikrandhap@gmail.com

Last but not the least, my name is Shireen & not Ruchik :-)