Mango and saffron lollies

by Sunita on June 22, 2009

The days are very long nowadays, the sky being bright till almost 10 o’clock.  We are in the middle of the year and technically, it is supposed to be summer. But, apart from a few days of unbroken and very bright sunshine here and there, it does not really seem to be summer just yet. Today did show a lot of promise, but the clouds gradually took over for most parts of the day.

But, then, days are flying by. And before we realise it, the days will start getting cooler again. So better make hay while the sun is shining ( whatever little bit, that is). Of course, it being summer, one does scream for ice cream. And a quick and easy, home made mango lolly, with a hint of saffron, does very well in satisfying that craving.

So that was exactly what we did. It is so easy to make, even your little one can mix and set. Rengoni and Agastya loved mixing and filling the moulds, and exclaiming…”Is that all you need to do?!!”

Here’s how we  made the mango and saffron lollies-

What’s needed-

2C mango puree (I pureed fresh mango)

200 gms double cream
3 tblsp of honey ( can skip this if the mangoes are very sweet)
a tiny pinch of saffron

How to-

  1. Mix together the cream, honey and saffron, tillthe mixture is very slightly thicker than the original thickness of the cream. It should not be stiff.
  2. Add the mango puree and fold in. I thoroughly mixed in about 3/4 of the puree and the rest, I just folded in roughly.
  3. Spoon the mixture into moulds ( I got 8) and tap them against the counter. Cover with the lids and freeze overnight.
  4. To unmould, dip the moulds in a little water water for a few seconds, give the lids a twist and unmould.

There! Easy, wasn’t it? What’s not easy , though, is the wait!  No, of course, we didn’t have them for breakfast :-D

These lollies are somewhat like an easier and quicker version of kulfis. When we did have them, they were absolutely delicious …ah yes, the taste of summer!

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{ 39 comments… read them below or add one }

1 shankari June 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Those look lovely! I like those moulds a lot!


2 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:18 am

Thanks Shankari :-)


3 Ben June 22, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Oh my god! I am loving them all. I could go for a couple of them right now :)


4 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:19 am
5 Elle June 22, 2009 at 8:05 pm

These look wonderful–such beautiful photos!


6 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:19 am

Thanks Elle :-)


7 Rosa June 22, 2009 at 8:12 pm

What delightful lollies! Great flavors!




8 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Thanks Rosa…we did love them quite a lot :-)


9 superchef June 22, 2009 at 8:18 pm

those look ohh soo delicious!!


10 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:20 am

Yes, they were yummy alright :-)


11 Soma June 22, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Sunita.. now I am getting the creeps:-).. I made mango & cream 2 days back, will post soon, but not in ice cream from. but i did cheat & do kulfi, with vanilla icecream, mango pulp & saffron. Now what do we call that?!


12 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:24 am

See, I told you, it’s the grreat minds thing ;-)


13 Sonu June 22, 2009 at 10:10 pm

Wow Sunita…those colorful lollies!!! :) just mouth watering…! So easy recipe and quick to make.


14 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:26 am

Thanks Sonu…it’s avery quick recipe indeed :-)


15 Kalai June 23, 2009 at 2:39 am

I love the moulds, Sunita! Cold and mango just screams summer to me. The kids must have been thrilled! :)


16 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:28 am

Thanks Kalai…oh yes, the kids absolutely adored them :-)


17 sara June 23, 2009 at 4:34 am

Looks so yummy! perfect for summer :)


18 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:29 am

Thanks Sara :-)


19 prathibha June 23, 2009 at 4:41 am

Thats a very nice presentation..I really loved that mould….


20 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:30 am

Thanks Pratibha :-)


21 Parita June 23, 2009 at 7:36 am

Heavenly, i recently made mango pannacotta with my very last mangoes, wish i could get some more to make these lollies!


22 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

Mango pannacotta sounds lovely too :-)


23 Meeta June 23, 2009 at 8:05 am

easy peasy and super gorgeous! i often make lollies with fruit puree! gorgeous!


24 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:31 am

Easy peasy indeed!


25 musical June 23, 2009 at 8:14 am

I want some, now :) .


26 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:43 am

Sorry, all gone ;-)


27 Happy Cook June 23, 2009 at 10:46 am

I would love to have one of them as the weather is really hot here.


28 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

It’s been hot here too, since yesterday.


29 Bong Mom June 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Those are such cute moulds. I am sure S will love these


30 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:44 am

R and A loved them too :-)


31 Jyoti June 23, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Love your colorful ! And the lollies look wonderful too !


32 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:45 am

The moulds were a fun buy :-)


33 Sara June 24, 2009 at 3:44 am

Pretty good post. I just came by your blog and wanted to say
that I have really liked browsing your posts. Any way
I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!


34 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:45 am

Thanks Sara…glad you like this space :-)


35 Miri June 24, 2009 at 8:56 am

I made this in a jelly mould (sans the saffron) and it was really really yummy!

The lolly moulds look absolutely cute!



36 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:46 am

I’m sure yours must have tasted great too, miri :-)


37 CurryLeaf June 24, 2009 at 10:17 am

Lovely and delicious.Love the easy recipe and also the moulds.


38 Sunita June 24, 2009 at 10:47 am

Thank you :-)


39 vani May 9, 2011 at 2:27 am

just came across your webiste sunita, wonderful website.. where did u buy the moulds?


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