Turn up your sugar excessive with jellos and candies

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Indians love their sweets. But with altering instances we have now began experimenting with western sweets and candies. Summer trip outdoors the nation is certain to usher in bounties of jello, lollipops, candies, marshmallows and extra. The treats not simply entice children but in addition grown-ups with a candy tooth.  

The custom of constructing candies and lollipops has been part of Indian tradition. Our grandmothers used to protect seasonal fruits all year long by turning juicy fruits to scrumptious candies and pops.   

Here are a couple of recipes of some conventional and a few experimental jello, lollipops and candies. They are positive to take anyone again to their childhood days.  

Blueberry and Orange Jello

Cook time: 20 minutes + setting time 

Makes12-15 items 

Type: Sweet 


Blueberry: 1 cup (about 200 grams) 

Orange juice: 2 cups 

Sugar: ¼ cup 

Agar-agar powder: ¼ cup 


  1. Take a jello mould and freeze it. A frozen mould accelerates the setting course of. 
  2. Chop the blueberries finely.
  3. Take a bowl and blend orange juice and sugar. Put this on warmth and heat it up. Stir constantly. When the juice is heat add within the berries and stir properly. Cook for 2-Three minutes. Add the agar-agar powder and stir properly instantly. Cook the jello for 4-5 minutes until it’s thick. Ensure to stir constantly in any other case lumps could be shaped.
  4. Cool this combination for 10 minutes. 
  5. Pour the jello in moulds and go away it within the fridge to set. 
  6. It takes a few hours to set properly. It is good to go away it within the fridge in a single day. 
  7. Enjoy the fruity chewy goodness. 


You can use gelatine as an alternative of agar-agar. Gelatine must be soaked earlier than utilizing. 

The gelling capability of Agar-agar reduces when it is available in contact with any uncooked fruit. So guarantee to cook dinner the fruit properly earlier than including agar-agar powder. 

One can use plain orange juice as an alternative of spiced orange juice.  


Watermelon And Mint Jello

Cook time: 20 minutes + setting time 

Makes: 12-15 items 

Type: Sweet 


Watermelon: 1 piece 

Mint leaves: a handful 

Sugar: ¼ cup 

Agar-agar: ¼ cup 


  1. Chop the watermelon and deseed it. 
  2. Clean and wash 8-10 mint leaves and chop them finely.
  3. Take a blender and mix the watermelon and the mint leaves. Pass the juice by means of a sieve.
  4. Take a few cups of the juice to make the jello.
  5. Heat up the juice and sugar. Add the agar-agar powder and stir properly.
  6. Stir of low flame for 8-10 minutes or until it thickens up.
  7. Pour and set them in moulds. 
  8. Though jellies set at room temperature, it’s all the time an excellent follow to set them within the fridge. Setting within the fridge wants no less than 2 hours or ideally in a single day.  

Tip: A pinch of pink color will also be added. 

Caramel Popcorn Lollipop  

Cook time: 30-35 minutes + setting time 

Makes: 10 items 

Type: Sweet 

Ingredients for caramel popcorn:  

Instant un-popped popcorn: ¼ cup 

Brown sugar: ½ cup 

Honey: ¼ cup 

Salt: ½ tsp 

Butter: ½ cup 

Baking soda: 1 tsp 

Ingredients for lollipop:  

Brown sugar: 1 cup  

Water: ¼ cup  

Pancake syrup: ¼ cup 

Caramel popcorn powdered: ½ cup 


  1. Take a heavy backside pan with a lid and pop the popcorns as directed within the packet.
  2. To put together the caramel, take a pan and soften within the butter. Add sugar and go away it on low flame for a while until the sugar melts. Ensure the sugar doesn’t burn or crystallize. Add in honey, salt and butter. Stir properly. Take the pan off the warmth and add within the baking soda. It will froth up. Mix properly to have an excellent colouration. 
  3. Pour the caramel sauce over the popcorn and blend the popcorn properly until all are coated properly and evenly. Caramel popcorn is prepared.
  4. To make the lollipops, put together a silicon mould by inserting lollipop sticks.
  5. Take some caramel popcorn and powder them in a mixer. Sieve them to get a high quality powder. Use ½ cup of the high quality caramel popcorn powder for the lollipop. 
  6. Take a pan and warmth up sugar, water and pancake syrup. Boil them on low flame until the sugar melts.
  7. This would take 7-10 minutes. 
  8. Take a bowl with some water and put a drop of the boiling sugar into the water. If it hardens, the syrup is prepared.
  9. Once prepared, stir within the caramel popcorn powder.
  10. Pour the sticky and mouth-watering golden syrup within the lollipop mould. Ensure to arrange the mould earlier than beginning. 
  11. Leave it to set and luxuriate in. 

Green Apple And Cinnamon Lollipop 

Cook time: 30 minutes + setting time 

Makes: 15-20 items 

Type: Sweet 


Green Apple: 3 

Sugar: 2 cups 

Honey: 1 cup 

Unsalted Butter: 1 tbsp 

Cinnamon: 2 x 1-inch 

Green apple essence: 1 tsp 

Green color: a drop 


  1. Take a lollipop mould and place lollipop sticks in it. 
  2. Chop the apples and mix them properly. Pass the juice by means of a sieve. The inexperienced apple juice is able to use. 
  3. In a pan warmth sugar with 1 cup of water and let it soften. Keep a watch in order that the sugar doesn’t burn or crystallise. This takes about 8-10 minutes.
  4. To examine if the syrup is prepared, drop some in a bowl of water. If the syrup hardens the melted sugar is able to use.
  5. In one other pan boil the inexperienced apple juice, honey, butter and cinnamon concurrently and on a gradual flame. Let it boil and cut back for 10 minutes. It ought to yield about ¾ -1 cup.
  6. Pour this cinnamon-infused juice into the ready sugar syrup. Stir properly.
  7. Add the essence and inexperienced color.
  8. The lollipop molten goodness is able to be poured and set within the moulds. 

Tip: You can mix blue and yellow color to get a inexperienced color. 

Gooseberry Candy

Cook time: 40-50 minutes + drying time 

Makes: 400 grams (approx.)  

Type: Sweet 


Gooseberry (Amla): 500 grams 

Sugar: 2 cups 

Honey: 1 cup 

Green Cardamom: 2-3 

Clove: 2-3 

Saffron: a pinch 

Black Salt: 1 tsp 


  1. Wash Indian Gooseberries and make 4-5 vertical incisions until the seed. 
  2. Boil them for 5-7 minutes. This permits the segments to separate from the seed. Drain properly and discard the seeds. 
  3. Take a pan and put sugar, 1 cup water, honey, cardamom and cloves. Bring it to a boil. Add the gooseberry segments and simmer for 30 minutes. The syrup needs to be gooey and sticky. I
  4. the syrup remains to be watery, simmer for some extra time.
  5. At this stage stir within the saffron and black salt. 
  6. Grease a tray or take a silicon mould to dry the candies. 
  7. With a spoon, take out the gooseberry segments and put them on the tray or silicone mould. Leave it to dry. They dry sooner in summers than in winters. Leaving them within the solar dries them even sooner.  

Tip: The gooseberry segments could be boiled within the sugar syrup for an extended period in someday or could be boiled for a shorter period for 2-Three days. 

Guava Candy  

Cook time: 40-50 minutes + drying time 

Makes: 400 grams (approx.)  

Type: Sweet 


Guava: 500 grams 

Sugar: 2 cups 

Lemon juice: 1 tbsp 

Spiced guava juice: 1 cup 

Desiccated coconut: ¼ cup 


  1. Wash and reduce the guavas into large chunks (use guava with small seeds.) 
  2. Take a pan and produce sugar and ½ cup water to a boil. Add within the lemon juice. Mix properly after which add within the guava juice and the guava items. Let them simmer for 30 minutes. The syrup needs to be gooey and sticky. If the syrup remains to be watery, simmer for some extra time.
  3. Take out the fruit sweet and let it dry on a wire rack.
  4. Once cooled and semi-dried, sprinkle desiccated coconut onto it and coat them properly. Leave them for a few days to dry. They are then able to be popped in. 

Tip: If the seeds are large, then guavas could be boiled within the syrup for 10 minutes and handed by means of a sieve to take away the seeds. The sweet could be made with the fruits pulp. Once the syrup dries and the entire thing comes collectively, it may be set in a tray and reduce into items. These candies can then be rolled over desiccated coconut. 

Colourful sweets are all the time an attraction. Though indulgence is all the time an choice, that’s finest left to the children. Adults can bask in them sometimes or every day however with restrain.  


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