When you pick up the newspaper in the morning and are informed by the weather department that the mercury is expected to rise by another 5 degrees; which means the temperature is likely to shoot up to a 48 degree plus by tomorrow and it is the first day of summer vacations what should all the little children do?
Stock up the freezer with loads of what is and should be declared a summertime staple; we are talking popsicles. Sprinkling the popsicles with nuts and dry fruits, licking and slurping, dropping some on the floor, wiping off ice cream mustaches and repeating this every day is my little chefling’s idea of a perfect summer vacation!
Come join me and my little chefling who loves to have her friends over for popsicle playdates every summer and joins me in making what we call happiness on a stick!!
There is a popsicle that you can eat for breakfast (yes, you read it right!), a popsicle for when you get back home after playing in the blazing hot sun, another one for when it is too hot to go to the beach but your heart really wants to and finally one to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr with all your loved ones.
Also if you don’t have popsicle molds, there is absolutely no need for you to step out in this heat to buy those. Disposable paper or plastic cups, silicone muffin cases, ice cube trays and small yoghurt containers all are great options that you may have at home and all of them work perfectly.
Without further ado, let’s get freezing!
Beach Time popsicles (Mango, coconut milk and toasted coconut popsicles)
Enjoy these at home when the temperature outside is 45 degrees plus and you can’t get to the beach.
Summer cooler popsicles (Watermelon, mint and rock salt popsicles)
For whenever the sun leaves you hot and parched
Breakfast popsicles (Yoghurt, stone fruit and granola popsicles)
Enjoy this breakfast for dinner!
Eid-Al-Fitr popsicles (Date, walnuts, banana and cocoa popsicles)
For your loved ones to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr with the flavours of dates and nuts.
Find all the recipes in the Summer and Ramadan issue of FoodeMagdxb
p.s. Also, see how my little girl set up an ice cream bar for all her friends last year this time and how they had such a fun time scooping, sprinkling and slurping!
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