Kokum sharbat popsicle recipe | punarpuli sharbat popsicle recipe – a slight tangy, sweet, vibrant popsicle made from konkan region favourite fruit kokum (garcinia indica) or punarpuli (in tulu language), an excellent summer food.
Popsicle’s now are the most trending food in social media since it is summer. You can find food bloggers posting some of the most wonderful flavoured popsicle, and the images just leave you wanting to grab one from your phone, they are just so beautiful !!!
One of my favourite blogger, Sharmis Passion has her feed filled with amazing collection of popsicle recipes. Her passion for blogging just motivates me, and I’m a fan of all her popsicle recipes. It was her recipes, that made me think out of the box when I was planning to post a popsicle recipe.
Kokum sharbat recipe from my blog received maximum hits this month when compared with previous results. So I thought why not try this flavour this summer, for my popsicle post.
Kokum fruit has its wide culinary use in dried from. You can find these dried petals in any Indian supermarkets. But be careful when you buy them, since some store brought ones are not all worthy as it will be discoloured, and will also contain some adulteration. I get my yearly supply from ladies selling their home grown kokum in goan local markets.
This kokum or punarpuli sharbat popsicle recipe asks for only 4 ingredients – dried kokum, lime juice, sugar and water. Note that colour of this popsicle will depend upon of the quality of the kokum petal used. So make sure to use the good quality ones to get the vibrant pink colour.
Try this easy popsicle recipe and tell me if you enjoyed it.
Kokum sharbat popsicle recipe | punarpuli sharbat popsicle recipe
Makes : 4 popsicles
Preparation time : 1 hr + 8 hrs (freezing time)
6 dried kokum petals
300 ml water
1/2 tbsp lime juice
4 tsp sugar
Step by step method
1. Soak kokum petals in 300 ml water for about an hour.
2. Once soaked, squeeze the kokum petals and filter the extract.
3. To this add lime juice, sugar and stir well. Add sugar as per your personal taste.
4. Pour into popsicle moulds.
5. Freeze overnight or a minimum of 8 hrs.
6. Once frozen, to easily remove the popsicle, hold the back end of the popsicle mould under running water for a minute. Then pull off the popsicle gently.