Thursday, May 18, 2017

Grape popsicle / Grape Ice Pops / Thratchai kuchi Ice


 

   Grape is a common fruit available around the world. Popsicles are known in Tamil Nadu as Kuchi Ice. They are many flavours of Kuchi Ice. When summer begins say by March itself small vendors in bicycle with a wooden box filled with ice blocks with the different flavoured popsicles will blow horn in the streets. We kids will be eagerly waiting to get our favourite Popsicle.





Requirements :
Black grapes – ¼ kg
Sugar / honey  – 2 tbs ( optional )
Salt a pinch ( To enhance sweetness )


Method :
Wash the grapes and pat dry .
Grind the grapes   and strain the juice.
Mix in the sugar / honey to the juice.
Pour the juice into popsicle mould.
I used small plastic cups as I don’t have  popsicle mould . you can use paper cups.
Cover with aluminum foil and insert the popsicle stick.
Keep in the refrigerator at the freezer compartment for 6 – 7 hours or overnight.
Take out before serving. Unmould by showing the outside of the cups in running water.
 For me three small popsicles were made with the above quantity.




Grape popsicles are ready to serve.
Chef’s suggestion :
 Adding a pinch of salt to sweet dishes  enhance the sweetness.

 To this popsicle quarter teaspoon of chat masala can be added to make – masala popsicle.