When is a jam not a jam? When it’s an Orange and Baobab Ice Lolly
Why use a jam to make an ice lolly? Until @Qui’s Qitchen came up with the recipe idea it would never have occurred to me. But after making it, it now seems blindingly obvious. With just three all-natural ingredients – orange, baobab and unrefined cane sugar- the jam lends itself very naturally to any end use requiring these three ingredients.
A typical homemade ice lolly is usually made with fruit/fruit juice, sugar and water. However as it contains an additional ingredient, baobab, using Chosan Orange and Baobab jam means you can go one step better adding the immunity boosting properties and nutritional benefits of baobab. As they are perfect for cooling down on a hot summer’s day, this makes our Orange and Baobab ice lollies a smart way of boosting the immune system that everyone can enjoy. All in all a very ingenious way to enjoy the benefits of Chosan Orange and Baobab Jam in summer.
This very simple recipe from @Qui’s Qitchen can be made in under five mins. Taking advantage of the lovely weather we decided to go on a picnic to Frinton over the weekend and so I decided to take along some home made Orange Baobab ice lollies. I made it and left in the freezer overnight. I also used the same mixture to make a granita.
They were both a huge success. Getting the ice lollies from the mould challenge without any water to help the bottom melt, proved a big challenge. After much turning upside down and shaking (and losing a few in the process) we got there in the end!. The granita was lovely. A bit like snow, the delicious crunchy crystals just melted in the mouth. I had read that granita can be served on everything from yoghurt to cocktails, so I took some yoghurt along. It tasted strange initially but very nice. Apparently in Italy granita is served with cream! Our recipe makes 4 ice lollies:
- 2 cups/500ml water
- ¼ cup/60ml Chosan Orange and Baobab Jam
- ½ cup/125ml sugar
- 2 tsp lime juice
For this recipe you’ll need some sort of food processor/blender. You’ll also need some lolly moulds. It should also only take round 20 minutes to prepare and over night to freeze.
- Add water, sugar and orange baobab jam into a bowl
- Place mixture into a blender and lightly pulse until everything is combined and the sugar is dissolved. Stir in lime juice, pour mixture into your ice lolly mould and leave to set in the freezer.
- Once frozen, the lollies can be enjoyed. Briefly run the lolly mould under warm water to help release the lollies when you want to serve them.
- To make orange and cream lollies, place a few scoops of yoghurt in your ice lolly tray before pouring in the mixture. Use a toothpick to marble the yoghurt throughout the mould.
- Want a slush? Pour mixture into ice cube trays instead of ice lolly moulds. Once set, pulse ice cubes in a blender until it reaches a slush consistency
- If you don’t have an ice lolly mould place lollipop sticks into an ice tray or plastic cups and use those instead
These lollies are sticky so you may need to have a tissue to hand.
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