Homemade popsicles are always special, we create our own flavours and also it is freshly made every time. Summer is nearing, we all need something healthy to beat the heat. My daughter was asking for orange popsicles after school, so thought of preparing it with a small twist of mixing orange and sweet Clementine together to reduce the sourness of orange and also gives a nice tickling taste to the popsicle. She liked it very much and kept asking for one more.
Delicious and juicy orange fruit contains an impressive list of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals for normal growth and development and overall well-being.The fruit is low in calories, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but is rich in dietary fiber, pectin, which is very effective in persons with excess body weight.
Oranges, like other citrus fruits, is an excellent source of vitamin C , vitamin A, It is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. It also contains a very good amount of minerals like potassium and calcium.
Yields: 5 to 6 popsicles (depends on the size of the mold you are using)
- 2 nos – Orange (big one)
- 4 nos – Clementine
- 1 tsp – Lemon juice (optional)
- Sugar to taste
- Squeeze out the juice from orange as well as clementine and mix enough sugar and lemon juice to it. If needed strain the juice.
- You can use any popsicle mold of your choice. Pour orange juice and close the popsicles mold with lid or cover with aluminum foil and insert a ice cream stick in each mould, freeze it for 4 to 5 hours or overnight in the freezer part of the refrigerator.
- When it is done, take it out and carefully show the outer surface under tap of hot running water for 30 seconds before pull out the popsicles. Serve it immediately.
- Sugar is completely optional. If fruit is sweet enough then don’t add any sugar.
- Lemon juice is also optional. If you wish, you may use it or otherwise fine.
- Make sure to wipe up any spills on the mold or tray before you put the tray into the freezer.
- When your popsicles are completely frozen, you will be able to pull on the stick easily. If the stick comes out by itself, your popsicle is not completely frozen. If the stick stays fast, your popsicle is frozen (ready to eat).