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After a whole day of fasting, these yummy popsicles with spoil your taste buds.

Retno Wulandari   12 June 2017 11:10

Looking for an inspiring menu for iftar? Maybe something cool, fresh and melts in the mouth? Let's try to make some delicious popsicles: they’re simple, healthy, super easy and refreshing. Just by using simple ingredients, your iftar party attendants will surely be spoiled.

Spiced Dates and Pumpkin Popsicles

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Dates are the fruit of Ramadan. You can find them in every single corner of every supermarket in the city. It’s the same with pumpkin. Aside from banana, it’s the main ingredients of popular iftar menu — or takjil — in Indonesia, called kolak. Just steam your pumpkin and turn it into puree, mix with some milk, and add some chopped dates and spices to create magic.

Ingredients

15 pitted dates, finely chopped, divide into two

4 tablespoon of honey

A half of steamed pumpkin (any kind), make puree

1 instant vanilla pudding

1/4 tablespoon each: nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves

1 1/2 cups milk

Tools

A mixing bowl, a whisk, a spoon, popsicle sticks, a popsicle mold.

Method

Cook the vanilla pudding, set aside and let it cool

Mix all the ingredients in the mixing bowl, except one part of the chopped dates. Add the vanilla pudding, mix well.

Fill each popsicle mold with the mixture, add the chopped dates for texture. Place it in the freezer.

After one hour, the popsicle will be slightly set. It’s time to place the popsicle sticks. This way, sticks should stay in place. Put back in the freezer until completely frozen.

When it’s time to serve it, put out the popsicle mold, place it in a bowl of warm water for 15-20 seconds, so popsicles would easily come out.

It makes 8 servings.

Inspired by a recipe by Sue, with modifications.

Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles

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Who could resist the fresh, red and pretty looking strawberry popsicles after a whole day fasting? It’s so easy to make. Just grab a box of ripe strawberries, divide into two parts. Slice one part thinly, make puree from the other part, mix it with honey as sweetener. Then yourself some plain yogurt (Greek yogurt is better), mix with honey to sweeten.

Ingredients

2 cups strawberries, slice thinly, divide into two parts

8 tablespoons honey, divide into two parts

1 cup Greek yogurt (but any yogurt will do)

½ teaspoon vanilla extract (you can also use a sachet of vanilli)

Tools

Two mixing bowls, a whisk, a spoon, popsicle sticks, a popsicle mold.

Method

To a bowl, add strawberries, 4 tablespoons honey, and beat ‘till you get a rough puree.

In a bowl, whisk together yogurt with 8 tablespoon honey and vanilla extract.

Fill each popsicle mold with two teaspoons of the strawberry puree, strawberry slices, and yogurt mixture. Place it in the freezer.

After one hour, the popsicle will be slightly set. It’s time to place the popsicle sticks. This way, sticks should stay in place. Put back in the freezer until completely frozen.

When it’s time to serve it, put out the popsicle mold, place it in a bowl of warm water for 15-20 seconds, so popsicles would easily come out.

It makes 8 servings.

Recipe by Lizzy T with modifications.

 

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