Bright and colourful popsicles can cheer up just about anyone. For most of us, they serve as a nostalgic reminder of the carefree childhood days, when we’d grab the ice treat by the stick and try to finish it before it melts right into our hands, or worse, dribble down our shirt. Should we be a little more grateful to popsicles for improving our eye-hand coordination? We don’t know. What we do know is that is soaring outside. And while not all of us have the option to sit at home all day, we can certainly make the scorching summer tad more bearable by eating loads of fruits and hydrating ourselves with summer staples like naariyal ka paani or coconut water. This fun popsicle comes with the best of both worlds.  

Did you know the first-ever popsicle was made by accident? Somewhere in the year 1905, an eleven-year-old boy named Frank Epperson left a cup filled with powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick on his porch. In the chilly night of San Francisco, the mixture froze and when little Frank tried the frozen treat next day, he quite liked it. Now there are countless versions of popsicles sold around the globe. One of the bets things we love about popsicles is how it becomes a base to use up some of our favourite fruits and herbs.

This fruity popsicle recipe is not made with plain, boring water but with the ever-so-refreshing coconut water. You can use fresh coconut water to make the popsicle or grab a packaged bottle, the choice is yours. Another very important component of the fairly simple recipe is the use of fresh summer fruits such as mangoes, strawberries, pineapple and dragon fruits. All these fruits are packed with sweet nectar that bring about a terrific tropical flavour. A flavour so intense, that you need not use sugar at all. The recipe also uses a bit of coconut milk, which again adds up and makes the popsicles super creamy and yummy.  

The recipe is so simple that you can actually prepare it with your kids, it could serve as a nice bonding activity between you two. The ice cream is also vegan, no dairy is used to make the popsicles.

So what are you waiting for? Here is the step-by-step recipe of the Mango-Coconut Water Popsicle. Try it at home and let us know.