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Strawberry & Mango ~ Popsicles or Icepops

Mango and Strawberry - The King and Queen of Fruit Kingdom
Mango and Strawberry - The King and Queen of Fruit Kingdom

RP of ‘My Workshop’ commented that if mango was the king of the fruits, strawberry could be the queen of fruit kingdom. Very true, indeed. The kind of fervor we, Indians, reserve for mangoes is often shown for strawberries by the people here in the States. Romance, weddings and any special occasions of life… there come the strawberries.

The delicate ruby red beauties, the queens of berries, strawberries are high maintaince as queens should be. They don’t like to be crammed and they need a certain temperature for their beauty regime. If it is too hot, they will get spoiled within a day. Too cold, their flavor becomes elusive. Divas and prima donnas, with a mind of their own, they are the attention grabbers. Color, shape and smell… nothing subtle about them, except may be their sweet flavor. Though looks red and bulky, the supermarket variety is more tart than sweet. One has to have a taste of Indian mangoes to know how good mangoes are. Just like mangoes, one must taste freshly picked strawberries from farms or from open meadows to really know how good they are to understand the reason for fervor. Fortunate are those, who have tasted the real things in this life.

Here is a recipe showcasing them both - popsicles or ice pops of mango and strawberries.

Mango and strawberries with little bit of limejuice and little bit of sugar - blend, pour and freeze - homemade popsicles for hot summer days would be ready. Who doesn’t have memories of hot summer days and colorful popsicles?

Pouring the strawberry juice into molds

Recipe:

2 mangoes - peeled, cut and seed removed, finely cubed
15 to 20 strawberries - stems removed and cut into half
Sugar to taste
2 tablespoons of limejuice
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Blender
Popsicle mold with sticks or popsicle sticks and small cups
Refrigerator

1 Prepare Mango Juice: Take mango cubes in a blender. Add a tablespoon of sugar (adjust depending on the sweetness of mangoes) and a tablespoon of limejuice and blend into smooth puree.

2 Prepare Strawberry Juice: Take strawberries in a blender. Add a tablespoon of sugar (adjust depending on the sweetness of strawberries) and a tablespoon of limejuice and blend into smooth puree.

3 Making Popsicles: Pour the juice into popsicles mold or small cups in a tray. You can prepare at least 4 different types of ice pops with these two juices. Plain strawberry, plain mango, mango (bottom half)-strawberry (top half) and strawberry (bottom half)-mango (top half) combinations. If you are using the cups, then place popsicle sticks into cups. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.

4 Popsicle time: Place the tray in hot water for few seconds and pull out the pops from the molds or cups. Enjoy!

Mango-Strawberry Popsicle
Saying Goodbye to Mango Month and Welcoming the Strawberry Month with Mango-Strawberry Popsicle

Strawberry Popsicle
Strawberry Popsicle for JFI~Strawberries

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Fruits, Mango, Strawberries, Jihva For Ingredients (Wednesday May 31, 2006 at 3:07 pm- permalink)

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34 comments for Strawberry & Mango ~ Popsicles or Icepops »

  1. The mixed popsicle is for me! Unfortunately, I have not yet tasted a strawberry I like. I like to cook and bake with strawberry because as such it does not work for my palate.

    I have made something on these lines for this month’s jihva.

    Comment by mika — May 31, 2006 @ 3:11 pm

  2. I can’t wait for tomorrow, Mika. I am very much excited for your entry.!

    I bought really good quality strawberries for this event, paid ofcourse lots of money. 3 dollars a pound.:) One lady at our local farmers market was selling some decent quality strawberries, she told us, she bought them from North Carolina farms. She gave us a sample fruit, that’s how she hooked us.:)

    Comment by Indira — May 31, 2006 @ 3:22 pm

  3. Hi INDIRA,
    aaaaaaaaa
    iam posting here and suddenly i remembered you what is special there in your site.
    O.K SO mr.VIJAY has got there and here Mr.GOPI
    finished y.day.That is in ohio and this is in ca.
    What a coincidence.
    thanks for sharing,Indira.
    Vineela

    Indira replies:
    Wow, Vineela, we both prepared the same thing, almost:)
    Your strawberrry kulfi looks delicious, great entry for this event.

    Comment by vineela krishna — May 31, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

  4. Hi Indira,
    Your pictures look Delicious! My 4 year old is going to want to eat those delectable Popsicles! And I am going to have to try your recipes, yet again ;-)

    Thanks,
    Latha

    Indira replies:
    Fun summer treats for a 4 year old baby. You must prepare these then.:)
    Thanks Latha.

    Comment by Latha — May 31, 2006 @ 3:47 pm

  5. Your popsicles are gorgeous! Much nicer than anything I got as a kid.

    And I’ve been eyeing my popsicle cups the last week or so, wondering what to do with them…thanks for the idea!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Stephanie.
    I usually prepare these whenever guests with children visit us. First time prepareting them just for us two. I totally forgot how much fun they are.:)

    Comment by Stephanie — May 31, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

  6. I had guests for dinner and I made strawberry-mango milk shake. The flavors of these two mix so well together, just like an IDEAL King and Queen. :) :):)

    Indira replies:
    Wow, what a treat! I like milk shakes, particularly mango.:)

    Comment by santhi — May 31, 2006 @ 4:51 pm

  7. I’m a sucker for bright jewel colours… your photos of the fruits and popsicles are simply gorgeous, Indira!

    Indira replies:
    Thank you Shammi!

    Comment by shammi — May 31, 2006 @ 6:40 pm

  8. The popsicle looks utterly delicious and the pics are gorgeous !!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Priya!:)

    Comment by Priya — May 31, 2006 @ 6:50 pm

  9. Hi Indira,

    Ummm…Slurrrppp….they look divine…what a treat for a hot day. I have to look for the popsicle mould now. Btw, Indira why do you add the lime juice, is it just for the tangy flavor or for the lime to act as a preservative or both. Please enlighten me :D

    Indira replies:
    Slurping on popsicles is good way to spend hot summer days, I agree.:)
    Just for the tangy flavor, my personal preference, that’s all.

    Comment by Kirthi — May 31, 2006 @ 7:03 pm

  10. nice popsicles Indira, bhale vunayi.

    Indira replies:
    Avunu kada, rangulu baaga kanipistaayi.
    India prayana subhakankshalu. Manchiga gadipi, tondaraga tirigi randi. Best wishes!

    Comment by lakshmi — May 31, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

  11. Wow! Just Wow! It is the way you make simple things shine like diamonds!

    Indira replies:
    Hey, thanks.

    Comment by L.G — May 31, 2006 @ 9:08 pm

  12. Hi Indira,
    Your popsicles looks yummy!!!It is so easy to try . Thanx for sharing.

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome MT. Yep, very easy and prepared with 100% fruit juice, so good for health too.

    Comment by menutoday — May 31, 2006 @ 9:21 pm

  13. mmmm…they look yummy! I pair strwwberries with mangoes in milkshakes for that “extra” flavor too :)

    Indira replies:
    Little bit extra punch, ha… we think alike.:) Thansk Nabeela.

    Comment by Nabeela — May 31, 2006 @ 10:22 pm

  14. Wow! You always mesmerize us Indira. Those popsicles demonstrate the beauty of strawberries. I feel like to reach out and pick one!
    Thank you for being kind enough to link me.

    Indira replies:
    I didn’t have think very hard for my introduction, thanks to your comment. :)
    Thanks RP.

    Comment by RP — May 31, 2006 @ 10:33 pm

  15. Wowy one.. looks simply delicious and very colorful (as usual)! Somehow it makes me go back to “my-kulfi-school-days”..
    Thanks for the tip for using coffee grinder, Indira, how did i never remember that.. that why we need our dear Indira to tell us ;) Thankyou so much Indira.. you are such a sweetie :)

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome, Karthi.
    I think we have our own mutual admiration society(MAS) here. Members ofcourse you and me. :)
    Thanks Karthi.

    Comment by Karthi Kannan — May 31, 2006 @ 10:41 pm

  16. They are the queen of fruits, indeed!

    I miss growing them in my yard. Next year, next year–the terracing will be done and we will put in strawberry plants. Then, the year after that, we can return to our habit of getting up in the morning, walking out in bare feet, and picking our breakfast–sunwarmed and ripe!

    Indira replies:
    Thanks for participating in Green Blog Project, Barbara. I knew you would be interested in this type of events. Thanks.
    Picking from a backyard garden - that’s what I call living a life.:)

    Comment by Barbara — June 1, 2006 @ 12:16 am

  17. I feel like crying !! I missed the mango but wanted to take part in the strawberry at least! I was sooo busy!!! :-( :-( :-(

    Indira replies:
    What, please don’t do that LG. There is still lot of time left. I am sure Baking Fairy will accept your entry even if it’s two or three days late. If you are busy please don’t stress out about this event. We all have real lives and taking care of them should be our first priority, if you ask me.:)

    Comment by L.G — June 1, 2006 @ 12:30 am

  18. Indira:

    The popsicles look delicious. I went to the farmers market this evening and bought a lot of strawberries (paid heavy price but they are delicous). I made something for a lake side bbq tomorrow with them without realizing that Jihva is also tomorrow. How lucky am I? I will post my recipe tomorrow.

    Will definitely try your popsicles with the some the leftover strawberries. If I may ask, where did you buy the popsicle mould from?

    Indira replies:
    Welcome back LC. Hope you had a nice spiritual visit.
    Can’t wait to see your entry.
    I bought it from ‘one-dollar’ store.
    Thanks.

    Comment by Luv2cook — June 1, 2006 @ 12:50 am

  19. Hey our very own kulfi!The kulfi is melting and my mouth is watering! Toooooooooo good Indira!

    Comment by Sumitha — June 1, 2006 @ 3:59 am

  20. These are also called Golas in India

    Indira replies:
    Golas, I didn’t know that. Thanks Sumitha.

    Comment by Sumitha — June 1, 2006 @ 4:07 am

  21. Lovely! innovative :)

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Supriya. Innovative, I don’t know about that.:)

    Comment by Supriya — June 1, 2006 @ 6:20 am

  22. You know Indira, this post of yours is right on the background of my screen, my daughter just sitting here and staring strawberry icepops… i would have bought her one if she has no cough..!! She loves strawberry .. we dont get good ones in this part of the world..lovely post!!

    Indira replies:
    Aahh… that’s bad. Cold is a nasty thing, I hope she is feeling much better now. Once she gets better, give her this treat, will you. Please say hello and give her a kiss from me.:)
    Thanks Aparna.

    Comment by Aparna — June 1, 2006 @ 7:12 am

  23. Indira, the popsicles look so good and the pictures, I dont know what to say. I am tongue-tied.

    Indira replies:
    aahh..Thanks Krithika. Looking forward to your participation in JFI.

    Comment by Krithika Ramachandran — June 1, 2006 @ 7:51 am

  24. Wowwwwww….what colourful gorgeous pictures Indira….As usual amazing photography….:-)

    Indira replies:
    You are too kind, thanks KG.:)

    Comment by Kerala Girl — June 1, 2006 @ 8:23 am

  25. mmmm…looks yummy :) just perfect for this hot hot weather we have been having. well done!

    cheers!

    Indira replies:
    Glad to see you and thanks SH!
    Cheers to you too.:)

    Comment by Saffron Hut — June 1, 2006 @ 9:47 am

  26. Hi Indira,

    Those popsicles look yummy and that’s nice idea to make a cold delight to savour in the hot summers. Great pictures and story, as ever :)

    Indira replies:
    Thanks Nav.

    Comment by Nav — June 1, 2006 @ 11:33 am

  27. Lovely pics Indira…I always buy strawberry whenever I go grocery shopping but dont use them and they go stale after a week and eventually I throw all of them.This has happened so many times that I stopped buying strawberries anymore.But now, I know what can be done with them..Thanks Indira for such a lovely post..

    Indira replies:
    I know, they spoil easily, plus they turn to mush and stain everything. A big headache.:)
    You are welcome, Anulekha.

    Comment by Anulekha — June 1, 2006 @ 11:41 am

  28. Is this what they call fleeting joys and melting happiness in poems? lovely!

    Indira replies:
    Fleeting joys, melting happiness for a lifetime of memories.:)
    Thanks Reshma.

    Comment by reshma — June 1, 2006 @ 7:06 pm

  29. I love this recipe. So easy and fruity. I have to buy these popsicks sticks ans cups.

    Indira replies:
    Me too, I like this recipe mainly because its so easy and 100 percent fruit juice with no additives etc.,

    Comment by Virginie — June 2, 2006 @ 4:47 pm

  30. Hi Indira:

    These popsicles are very tempting and I am sure my kids will love this. Strawberry and Mango are my daughter’s fav fruits. I can’t wait till tomorrow to make them. Thanks for the recipes.

    Raji.

    Indira replies:
    You are welcome, Raji.
    Kids and popsicles with 100 percent fruit juice good for each other during summer times. :) Let me know, how you like them if you try. Thanks.

    Comment by Raji — June 2, 2006 @ 11:32 pm

  31. I just showed these popsicle pics to my 3 yr old. He wants me to make them for him ..:). Have to try it with kulfi moulds.
    Gorgeous pictures!!

    Comment by sailaja — June 4, 2006 @ 11:02 am

  32. These were very good! A lot better than those popsicles bought from store. Thanks!!!

    Comment by mona — June 4, 2006 @ 7:35 pm

  33. The mango and strawberry popsicle look delish! If that was in my freezer right now,it would have been gone already!!!LOL!!!

    Comment by Isamar — January 6, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

  34. This one i m gonna surely try…atleast for my daughter….its healthy as its made at home n from fresh fruits…sometimes the simplest recipes become so unique n appreciated by one and all!!!rgt indira??????

    Comment by Veda — May 28, 2008 @ 5:26 am

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