Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies #BlogchatterA2Z

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies #BlogchatterA2Z

Black plum, java plum, Jamun or Jambul, what’s in a name? I love the dark wine colour and I made Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies just because it is my favourite colour. I have childhood memories of foraging for fallen Jamun under the tree and then when we were more adventurous we plucked them off anyone’s tree and made a dash for it with our booty. I have actually planted a Jamun tree right outside my house and waiting for it to fruit. Mom bought them sometimes and for one rupee she used to get a pound and now it is available for a king’s ransom; INR400 for a kilo! At that time we never knew the nutritional value or benefits like we do today; Jamun is good for diabetics. Mom used to wash them and sprinkle some salt, toss and serve and the thrilling part was when the tongue would become a dark purple and there was a competition to see whose tongue was the darkest.

Golas versus Jamun Popsicles

We never got ice golas here in the market and Mom used to make me ice golas with Roohafza. Believe me, they were the happiest days of my life. Wish I could go back in a time machine. I have eaten one in Delhi and never found them anywhere else. That is why I decided to make them at home. It is like eating a frozen jamun itself.

Easy to make Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

It is so easy to make popsicles and I wonder why everyone doesn’t make them for their kids at home with natural fruits which are healthy. You should teach your kids to make them and I am you’re your summer would be sorted. Just blend the fruit with sugar and pour into moulds. You don’t need to buy any fancy moulds; just use disposable paper or plastic cups and place a wooden stick in the centre.

Recipe for Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

Ingredients:

500 gms Jamun / Black Plum

 2 cups Water

1 small cup sugar

Few mint leaves (optional)

Method:

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies
Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

Wash and deseed all the Jamun. Keep 2 tbsps. of chopped Jamun aside.

Take the rest in a blender and blitz with water, sugar and mint. Strain the juice as it could be really pulpy and squeeze half a lime. If you are making them for kids then do not add the lemon juice or mint as they may not relish it.

Add the chopped Jamun to the moulds and pour the juice into them. Place the wooden stick in the centre and if it doesn’t stick then try it after putting it in the fridge for an hour.

Freeze for 3-4 hours or leave it overnight.

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

If you do not have a Popsicle stand you can freeze the ice lollies in small steel glasses or disposable plastic or paper cups. Once the wooden stick is in cover the cups with aluminium foil. Make a tiny slit in the centre and push the ice cream stick through it.

To remove the Popsicle from a steel glass, just run it under water. If you are using paper cups or plastic cups then the lollies will slip out easily. In case they don’t just take scissors and cut them all around.

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies

You will love the taste of these natural Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies, especially when the bits of fruit crunch under your teeth. It is like eating a frozen fruit of Jamun or Black Plum.

If you are looking for more summer popsicles, try these….

Watermelon Popsicles

Mango Popsicles

Watermelon and Coconut milk Popsicles

Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies
Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies #BlogchatterA2Z
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Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies #BlogchatterA2Z
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Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Wash and deseed all the Jamun. Keep 2 tbsps. of chopped Jamun aside.
  2. Take the rest in a blender and blitz with water, sugar and mint. Strain the juice as it could be really pulpy and squeeze half a lime. If you are making them for kids then do not add the lemon juice or mint as they may not relish it.
  3. Add the chopped Jamun to the moulds and pour the juice into them. Place the wooden stick in the centre and if it doesn’t stick then try it after putting it in the fridge for an hour.
  4. Freeze for 3-4 hours or leave it overnight.
Recipe Notes

If you do not have a Popsicle stand you can freeze the ice lollies in small steel glasses or disposable plastic or paper cups. Once the wooden stick is in cover the cups with aluminium foil. Make a tiny slit in the centre and push the ice cream stick through it.

To remove the Popsicle from a steel glass, just run it under water.

If you are using paper cups or plastic cups then the lollies will slip out easily.

In case they don’t just take scissors and cut them all around.

32 thoughts on “Jamun Popsicles/ Black Plum Ice Lollies #BlogchatterA2Z”

    • It’s my pleasure, Mahesh. The credit goes to my 4-year-old grandson who pushes me to try out new flavours. He asks for different colours and I have to innovate. (I love doing that)

    • Thanks so much Mayuri…punjabi families and Roohafza are synonymous I guess 🙂 We don’t give store-bought popsicles to my grandson so when he is here he asks me to make a different coloured one every day. That’s how I’ve tried popsicles with all fruits.

  1. I’ve never liked jamuns because they are ‘khapra’, but theses popsicles sound healthy and quite tasty. I’ll try the, for sure 🙂

    • Thanks Noor…yes jamuns to eat cud be tricky but these popsicles were awesome. I had them in Dilli Haat actually, then tried them at home. My grandson asks for different coloured popsicles. So when he is visiting I am always trying out something new.

    • Thank u Manas….I am a very bad photographer but when it comes to food they turn out okay I dunno why 🙂 I have made popsicles of nearly all fruits. My grandson mentions colours as his preference and I have to go hunting 🙂

    • Thanks, Namratha….I have tried out popsicles of nearly all fruits thanks to my grandson. He asks for colours…red, orange, green, yellow, blue, purple and I have to innovate 🙂

    • Thanks, Vidhya. They are worth it. The colour the tangy taste is yummm. I made these for my grandson when he was visiting. Every day a new colour and he would hug me tight, kiss and thank me every time.That’s so precious.

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