Nanari Popsicle Recipe
The kids and me have been turning all possible juices into Popsicle this summer. It is a treat for them to make their own Popsicle and eat it too!This was one of the ways to keep the kids engaged at home during summer.
Last year, I posted the Nannari Sherbet recipe and used the same to make this Popsicle too.
The ingredients that go into this sherbet / Popsicle are so beneficial to health, especially in summer. They contain ingredients that are body coolants and maintain the body temperature.
The main ingredient – Nanari is a root from which the concentrate is made. It is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine.
Nannari is known by the Scientific name – Hemidesmus Indicus.The other names include – Anantamuulah / Balyam / Dughgarbhaa[Sanskrit] / Anantamul [Hindi] / Narunrrndi / Nannari [Malayalam]/ Sugandhi[Telugu],Anamtamula [Kannada] / Suguddimalo[Odiya]
Generally while we make the Nannari sherbet, the concentrated juice is mixed with water and served with a few ice cubes. But I have made this with Almond gum/ badam pisin and Basil seeds/ Sabja seeds.
You can read more about the health benefits of these ingredients in the Nannari Sherbet recipe post.
How to make Nanari Popsicle recipe
Nanari concentrate [It has sugar, so no need to add extra]
Soaked almond gum
Soaked basil seeds
- In a bowl, add syrup and make it up with chilled water as mentioned on the bottle.
- Add soaked almond gum and soaked basil seeds.
- Mix in a little lemon juice as per taste
- Fill into Popsicle moulds and freeze.
- /when ready to serve, show the mould under running water to loosen it up.
- Enjoy the delicious Popsicle!
- There are several varieties of nanaari concentrate in teh market.Some come with a premix of sugar and other spices / herbs like cinnamon, cloves, mint, lemon juice etc. Mine was plain but premixed with sugar.
- The color of the Popsicle will depend on the color of the nanari concentrate.
- Adding almond gum and sabja seeds is optional.
This Popsicle also the post for Blogging Marathon #77, Week 3, Day 2 , themed Frozen foods.
Like I mentioned yesterday, I still have a few more Popsicle recipes to share. So do come back tomorrow to find out what I will be posting in this series.
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