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.

Harjeet Kaur
jeetjinder@gmail.com

My writing was limited to school essays and projects for my kids and out of the blue, my writing career began with writing articles for the magazine section of a reputed national newspaper. I rediscovered my best subject at school and began writing with gusto. I had a weekend column in the newspaper which was well appreciated. I started off writing about Interiors and Gardens and later diverse topics like Fashion, trends, food and events in the city. Juggling my time between various jobs down the years and my writing, I have written content for fliers, brochures for colleges, speeches, social media content and also website content. I love writing and I am open to writing on a plethora of topics. My blog has some interesting insights into my life and travels but now it is mainly a food blog as I am growing organic vegetables and cooking my own produce is very therapeutic. Read my blogs to know me better. I write from my heart and what I write is what I feel... I feel a feel, A funny feel A funny feel, feel I! If you feel the feel I feel You'll feel the same as I!!

28 Comments
  • Mahesh Sowani
    Posted at 06:39h, 11 April Reply

    Wow my mouth is watering. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:13h, 11 April Reply

      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)

  • Vartika
    Posted at 06:46h, 11 April Reply

    I love Jamun and craving to have it now after reading this wonderful recipe.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:11h, 11 April Reply

      Awwww….then u shud have them. The recipe is very simple. My grandson asked for purple popsicles so this was the result.

  • Mayuri Nidigallu
    Posted at 09:11h, 11 April Reply

    This is such a great idea for summer, also they look so pretty! Homemade Ice Golas with Rooh afza is a beautiful memory for me as well. Love your innovations!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:10h, 11 April Reply

      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.

  • abhijit
    Posted at 10:40h, 11 April Reply

    What a nice way to enjoy jamun! Never thought of it. Learnt a new thing today.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:07h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you Abhijit. You are very kind with ur appreciation. My grandson asked for different coloured popsicles and I tried out all natural fruits for him.

  • Shubhra Rastogi
    Posted at 11:14h, 11 April Reply

    You won’t believe it, my mouth is actually watering while reading the yummy jamun popsicle recipe.

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:06h, 11 April Reply

      Thanks, Shubhra. They are drool worthy. Especially the chunks u bite on and it feels like having a frozen jamun.

  • Jyotirmoy Sarkar
    Posted at 11:28h, 11 April Reply

    Have to bookmark this post, summer is knocking at the door and during the evening or Sunday noon it will be an awesome to have this.

  • Priyanka Nair
    Posted at 12:58h, 11 April Reply

    I will surely try this for my lityle one and I sure she will enjoy making it with me 😊

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 14:04h, 11 April Reply

      Please do try Priyanka…my grandson loved it. He used to ask for a different colour every day that he was here. 🙂

  • Ujjwal Mishra
    Posted at 16:34h, 11 April Reply

    I am going to try all these suggested popsicles this summer.super easy recipe thanks for sharing

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 17:25h, 11 April Reply

      Thank you so much Ujjwal….they are really very tasty and healthy. It’s my pleasure to share and thanks for stopping by.

  • Roma
    Posted at 18:04h, 11 April Reply

    Hey did this came at a right time dear. Kiddo’s exam get over tmrw and we should get on trying this and savouring it thanks to you buddy

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 19:17h, 11 April Reply

      Pleasures all mine…will share more links..I think the links haven’t appeared on the blog. My grandson asks for all coloured popsicles and I keep making 🙂

  • Manas Mukul
    Posted at 21:58h, 11 April Reply

    I have had Jamun Kulfi – This is definitely a must try. Special shout out for those tempting pictures.
    #ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 22:22h, 11 April Reply

      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 🙂

  • Mann
    Posted at 22:22h, 11 April Reply

    You are inspiring me to wear the chef hat Nd do something in the kitchen this summer. Thanks 😊

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 22:24h, 11 April Reply

      I would be really happy if i could make u do that. There is no cooking in this btw 🙂

  • Shilpa Garg
    Posted at 23:08h, 11 April Reply

    This is such a cool and simple recipe and it’s perfect for summers.. I am definitely making Jamun popsicles soon. Thanks for sharing, Harjeet!!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 23:33h, 11 April Reply

      My pleasure Shilpa…most of my recipes will be easy 🙂 My grandson named colours for popsicles and when he said purple I made Jamun 🙂

  • Namratha
    Posted at 23:32h, 11 April Reply

    Vibrant! Not a fan of jamun though. Will rather try watermelon or mango popsicles this summer!

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 07:35h, 12 April Reply

      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 🙂

  • vidhya29
    Posted at 00:11h, 12 April Reply

    this is yummm and perfect to beat the heat! trying it tomorrow

    • Harjeet Kaur
      Posted at 07:37h, 12 April Reply

      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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