Showing posts with label ice pops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ice pops. Show all posts

June 19, 2012

Summer Burgers and Ice pops

Irresistible ice pops by Sunil Vijayakar is a wonderful book for this season; it is full of delicious ice pop recipes.  The book is divided into 4 parts; Fresh & Fruity, Indulgent, New & Zingy and Pops with a kick.  Each of these sections contains about 8 easy to extravagant recipes.     
We can get ideas on how to take pictures of frozen treats by looking at the pictures on the book that is provided for each of its recipe.  I like the glossy good quality of the book.
Here is a recipe for the sugar syrup from the book, which can be made beforehand and left in the fridge in a sealed container for a week.  This sugar syrup is used in many of the delicious recipes in the book.

1 cup water
1/2 cup superfine sugar
Put the sugar and water in a pan and cook over low heat stirring for about 6 to 8 minutes till the sugar dissolves.  Increase the heat to high and let the mixture boil.  Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 3 to 4 minutes.  Remove from heat, cover and let it cool completely.  Store the cooled recipe in a sealed container for up to a week.

I am looking forward to trying most of these treats on sticks, especially the mango fruity crush pops, banana split pops and dark chocolate ripple pops.  If you want to get a hold of this book it is available for 7.99 at Barnes and Noble, Walmart, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Texas Bookman, and online at and
After I made this Sparkling water ice pop, I read this interesting fact from the book.  In 1905, a boy kept his sweetened club soda in a cup with a stirring stick on his porch during a freezing night; this is how the frozen "ice pops" were discovered.
Here is how I made these quick and easy frozen sweet ice pops, it is cheaper and eco-friendly to make these at home than buying packets of freezies from the store.  
2 tbsp rose syrup
1 1/2 cups sparkling soda water
Combine, pour into ice pop containers and leave it in the freezer till it is ready.  Don't fill it right to the top because soda water may expand.
I am also excited about this Burger book, which is full of delicious recipes that would make wonderful meals.  There are over 100 varieties of burgers with different combinations.  The book includes old favourites and new flavourful burgers made with meat, fish, vegetables, tofu and lentil.  The book also has recipe for sauces, sides and burger friendly cocktails.  This book is available in digital edition at iBookstore & Barnes and Noble Nook store for $6.99.  The hard copy of the book will be available in August at Barnes and Noble, BJ's Wholesale Clubs, Books-a-Million, TJ Maxx/Marshalls, Indigo Books and Music,,  

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