Back then in our childhood, we called them kathi[stick] ice-cream. We kiddos were so acquainted with the approaching sound of the wheeled cart. Inside the box were so many colourful and flavourful ice creams lying on a bed of ice cubes. To us it was a pandora box. In those days the school gates were flocked with all sorts of vendors.... ice-cream seller, pickle seller, panipuri seller in the afternoon. We were devoid of this advantage as our school was within the periphery of a protected area where such vendors were denied access..... once we were at the road and till we reached home... only one sentence I uttered.... maa.... get me one.... the inevitable answer was....they are made with dirty water. In our very very middle class household there were no refrigerator till I was in eigth standard. Hence, she could not promise of a home made one. So once in a while she had to give in.
I really do not know what gave me/us more pleasure, its cooling effect or the colour it painted on our lips and tongue. I just know I loved them to the extent that I even wished to marry an ice-cream seller or a pickle seller. Perhaps so my prince charming then left me in fear of selling ice-creams or living with a silly-mad romantic under one roof for life. Hahaha.... jokes are but jokes.... I love making up stories, people who take the pain of viewing my page, deserve some relief.... comic or otherwise.
Meanwhile, the wiser person at home who was destined to live with an insane woman says her mental age is same as was 25 years back. The undaunted lady of the house holds tight the popsicle on her left hand, sucks it and yes reads Jhumpa Lahiri at the same time. She is happy in her own world, which is small and weird. Since she did not marry a popsicle seller, she keeps on making popsicles for herself and her teen boyfriend.... with whom she is in a living in relationship... till a young lady comes and snatches him away.
I prepared these WATERMELON POPSICLES with 3-4 ingredients and trust me the whole process was too quick leaving the freezing period. Do not worry if you are not having popsicle moulds, do it using plastic cups and ice-cream sticks. Let us see how we do it.
Watermelon[big] : 1/4
Lemon Juice : 1tbsp
Ginger Juice : 1tsp
Sugar : 2tsp
Red food colour : 1/2 pinch[optional]
Wash, de seed and scoop the watermelon.
Put the watermelon, sugar, lemon and ginger juice in a juicer.
Blend for 2-3 minutes at intervals.
Pour into the popsicle moulds, cover and freeze overnight before serving.
Enjoy, revisit your childhood anytime!!