Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Milk popsicle

This Popsicle mold  was lying around in my kitchen for many years till I found a lot of interesting popsicles via  pinterest this summer. I thought I should make a nostalgic post if I can prepare a milk popsicle, popularly known as paal ice while I was growing up. I just love this ice very much and hubby too wanted me to re-create one for us:)  I am not sure if my recipe is the original one, as I have never asked anyone about this. But I assumed that this humble pal ice would have been made of lesser expensive ingredients as it was sold for fairly a lesser price at that time (this would be the least expensive one in that icecream cart and every kid could afford this in their pocket money). So I prepared a leaner version using cornstarch to give the creamy texture and it was successful. The popsicle tasted almost similar to the good old days and we enjoyed every lick:) If needed anyone can replace cornstarch with condensed milk and nuts to get a kulfi texture.
My cute little popsicle molds.

Pinky popsicle is always mine:)

Ingredients: (four Popsicle)
Milk - 1 cup
water - 1/2 cup
sugar - 6 tsp
corn starch - 1 tsp
water - 1/4 cup

Method:
Mix corn starch with water and cook it in 1/4 cup water. Stir continuously till it starts forming a thick mass. It should look very creamy.
Boil the milk with 1/2 cup water. Switch off.
Add the corn starch, sugar to milk and dissolve thoroughly.
After cooling completely pour in popsicle molds, freeze for 6-8 hours.
To take the ice out: Keep the popsicle mold upside down in warm water for few seconds and take out.

Serve as dessert.

Some more ideas:
I used some small dessert cups to make popsicles.
Pour the popsicle liquid in the cups, cover them with aluminum foil and insert an icecream stick through it. Freeze as usual. I used a kebab skewer as I didn't have icecream stick at that time. I cut it into 3 and it worked fine for me:)



10 comments:

Babitha costa said...

soo easy to make,will make them for my kids

Priya R said...

Love these milk popsicle ;) long back we used to get this in India and I used to be crazy over them

Priya Suresh said...

Makes me nostalgic, seriously i want to make some..drooling here..

divya said...

Tempting and flavorful,clicks are beautiful.

prethika skm said...

wow lovely milk ice ...remembers my childhood back

jasmine banu said...

I'm not having cornstarch so shall i replace with cornflour?if so how many teaspoon i need to add?expecting your reply.

jasmine banu said...

Hi,I'm not having cornstarch so shall i use cornflour?if so how many teaspoon i need to add?expecting your reply...

jasmine banu said...

Hi,I'm not having cornstarch so shall i use cornflour?if so how many teaspoon i need to add?expecting your reply...

Vikis Kitchen said...

Hi Jasmine , You can try with same amount of corn flour or maida (all purpose flour) after dry roasting for a few seconds. I haven't checked yet, but I am sure they will taste same.

jasmine banu said...

Thanks