Don’t we all love ice candies? They are literally sweet blocks of ice on popsicle sticks that instantly cool you down during the summers. Summers were great for most of us as we could have as much ice cream as we want and not worry about getting sick. And I’m pretty sure that at one point of time in our lives, we have tried to make some sort of frozen treat at home.
The moment I learned that I can freeze juice to make ice candies, I knew I had to do it as soon as possible. My first ice cream making experience was at my Nani’s house. I must have been seven or eight years old when I managed to convince my mom that we would make ice cream at home.
Buying Rasna from a local shop, mixing the powder in warm water, Pouring the juice in a glass and putting an upside down spoon in the glass as a makeshift ice cream stick, and waiting for it to freeze was such an experience!
After the juice was frozen, we pulled the glasses out of the freezer, dipped them in warm water and slowly pulled out the frozen candy. I was really excited to taste the sweet sugary ice candy and when we took the first slurp, it was totally bland!
I'm pretty sure a lot of us must have a memory like this. We tried multiple times to make ice candies. We experimented with flavors such as Rasna, Tang, and Kokum Syrup. Sometimes the juice just wouldn’t freeze. And sometimes when you pulled the spoon, it came out clean and left the frozen ice in the glass!
Over time, we seem to forget the little things in life. Back then, our parents wouldn’t let us make a lot of ice candies as it was quite an expense or you may fall sick. But now that we have grown up, what's stopping us from making ice candies in our fridge?
This is a fun activity you can do if you are planning to stay at home this weekend. And if you do get inspired to make ice candies, share them with us on our social media handles.